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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Choose your Username. For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor,NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either). Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username. While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!
Join groups! Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself! Start making friends that can last a lifetime.
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.
My boyfriend of 5 years is currently stationed on the USS Blue Ridge. His deployment is for 2 years, and it's killing me. I'm not used to being so distant from someone. I'm here to find more insight into the naval lifestyle and relevant advice. I've never had family in military life before.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
support and reinforcement of their decision
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
we are so close. 3 more days. i am so excited to see my boyfriend on friday cant wait to hug him. my boyfriend is going to pensacola fl. so rumor has it he might leave on saturday. so thats kinda bringing me down but at least i get to see him on friday
yea thats a plus. maybe the yellow ribbon represents his division. my boyfriend hasnt said anything about any colors yet lol. thats good am happy for you. i got my letter on weds he said he was really busy thats why he couldnt write that much. what A-school is your boyfriend going too?
oh wow thats a long drive. are you driving alone or with his family? i know i heard people arrive there pretty early. i have read that some people arrive like around 6:45am. its almost here less than two weeks we will be with our sailors.
i know exactly what you mean everyday i am stalking the mailman. i received my letter yesterday i was super excited. now i look forward to weds, it seems that's the days i will be getting his letters. Are you going to any meet and greet on thurs march 29?
Hey. Yes I am very excited. I am counting down i write to him everyday that was one of our agreements we decided to do when he left. So he know how excited I am to see him and I know he can't wait to see me either. I am just soo excited I can't wait. My bf is ship07 div 107. What about your bf?
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!
We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck.