This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak
All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018.
**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:
In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
NO MASK, NO ENTRY
**UPDATE - 2020**
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
Hey, Marilyn! Bravo Zulu to J! YAH! What an honor....he will be so great in Japan. The pik is not up yet for us to see...only you can...until it is approved. We'll check back tomrorow. Thanks for including T with your group Sat. He said he had a real good time!
Chat with you soon! I want to see yours and Lori's piks from Williamsburg!
hello we have had a bad weekend. Please help me pray a hedge around my son. He has profesed that he is saved and says that when he is doing things he should not do he does feel guilty and after wishes he did not do it. Please pray that I can keep him away from that group of friends. I am not sure how to handel when he insists he going to go with them. I feel like I can not trust him. He dad is so upset says I should not let him out of the house by himself only to go to work. I just don't know how to enforce this he will go anyway. I don't want him to leave/move out. I just want to be able to keep the peace untill March and keep him out of trouble. Please help me pray. Thanks
Hang in there, Marilyn. What a day both you and J have had! OH MY! You both have certainly experienced the ups and down of the Navy! So "up" for PIR and then this! But like you said...lessons learned. T was relying on his roommate's alarm clock at A School to get him up. I told him to get his own....he did and had a situation where he was sure glad that he had it! I'm sure J will take this lesson and use it for good....I'm praying that the Lord will block the Captain's Mast....I will say...they remind these sailors alot of that...and most are terribly fearful of it (T sure was/is!)....but I think just the warning is enough to keep them all doing what they need to do. Hang in there.....praying...
Well, Marilyn, I talked it over with my husband, and I think he's still leaning toward a hotel/motel instead of the Lodge. While he's considered to be "retired Navy," it was a medical retirement, and he doesn't think it'll count the same as a "regular retirement." We'll have two other families traveling with us, too, so it will probably be easier for us to be in the same place.
I wish we could get our hands on one of the DOD stickers, though! That would make pick-up and drop-off much easier. Ah, well...
Thanks SO much for your reply! I did join the Div 197 group, and posted a comment already.
Thanks, too, for the info on the Navy Lodge. I looked it up online, and found the number to call for reservations. I don't know if they'll have much left, considering it's only about 3 weeks to my son's PIR, but it's certainly worth a shot! My husband is retired Navy, so we should be eligible, too.
I think that we're going to rent a car and drive to GL so that we have mobility once we're there. I read in someone's post (I read too darn many to remember where I saw any particular fact) that there's a shuttle from the Lodge to the base. We'll probably go that route.
I'll keep your offer of help in mind, and if I need some, I'll be sure to give you a holler today!