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.
I have three daughters ages 32y 28y and my youngest 21y and 5 grand kids three of which i have adopted, My youngest Daughter is leaving for Navy boot-camp on 3/27/12 I;m so proud of her I'm going to miss her so much she's my Best Friend my baby girl:)
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
My daughter left 3/27/12 to bootcamp I got that 30seconds phone call and she sounded good. God bless her and we are so Proud :)
Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side, click on "New Moms Read First." If you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.
The new July adoption was announced yesterday. You can find it on Molly's page in the "Discussion Forum" at the top of the page.
Cute mom teddy bear is an image I got from the Internet. I put in cute navy and that came up. The clock you will have to ask one of the other ladies cause they helped me and I can not remember how I did it.
I'm glad it's getting a little better for you. Don't be surprised tho' when you see something that makes you think of her (or hear a song), and suddenly you're a bucket of tears again!!! But that's ok - - that's what being a NavyMom is all about!!!!! There are many hotels in and around Waukegan - from fancy a few blocks away, to older but still nicer ones right nearby. Driving is not all that bad around here that I've experienced. But I do remember waiting in a line to get into the base Friday morning for PIR. I'd definitely find a hotel that offers a shuttle to GL. We stayed at a Sleep Inn on RT 41 and they shuttled us to the main gate and back. So worth it!!! I'm sure you can get a rental car at the airport. I've heard, although I have no experience flying into Chicago, but some Moms have said flying into Midway is easier than O'Hare. When hubby and I flew over Christmas, we drove to Milwaukee and flew in and out of there!!! Only about an hour's drive away but not crowded at all!!! Let me know if I can help you with any info.
I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support. Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!! We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever. It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!! Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!! I used to live in CA and visited in Modesto many years ago!! Right now I'm living in Waukegan just a few blocks from Great Lakes!! Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!
Welcome to Navy Moms. My name is John Spadaro, AKA Sarge. My profile NAME is OLDSARGE. I host the Meet and Greet every Thursday before the PIR. If you plan on attending, please RSVP. It’s ok if you don’t. I also own a taxi service and provide low cost service for parents and friends and families alike FROM AND TO the airports. See my profile for all the details. I can answer most questions about the area and Graduation protocol; just call me at 847-212-0246. Advice is always free. Congratulations. I have 2 PDF’s you may want to download. Tons of info. John Spadaro U.S. Army Retired