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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed. Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.
**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.
**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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
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 son is a submariner currently assigned to a boat VERY far away from home. He had PIR in May 2012 and then attended submarine school and A-school in Groton, CT. before he joined the fleet as a Torpedo Mate. So proud of him!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Be patient and supportive. Things change frequently with the Navy and it's difficult to make plans. But, above all, my goal is to support my son and his choice to serve his country in the world's greatest Navy!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Hey Ann-Marie, I currently live in St. Louis but my sailor is in Groton, his PIR was last
Friday 6/1. For the first time since he left for boot camp I finally got a call that he was upbeat. I hope he can make the most of it because he signed for 5 years. I still have family in Lowell and Andover. I will be making a trip up there for my parents 60th in Oct. but now that my sailor is in Groton I may have to make a visit sooner than I thought. Tks for the offer to bring something to him and if need be I will take you up on it. Getting together sounds good too, I will let you know if I make it this summer. You are very lucky you live so close. Keep in touch.
Hi Ann Marie, I am out of town but my husband is at home and checked the mail and Thursday we got 5 letters from Jacob! He had to read them all to me over the phone. There were lots of parts where he was chocked up and had a hard time reading them. He sounded good on some days, stressed, anxious, depressed, homesick on other days. I hope we all get phone calls tomorrow (Sunday). Since that is their only down time I am really hoping to hear his voice. Have you received any more letters?