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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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:
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 name is Christina Groff, my husband Christopher is currently at boot camp since march 10th. My husband graduates may 7th and I'm so excited. I never knew it could be so hard letting go of the one you share everything with and love with all your heart. I go about my daily life and work as a nurse, stressful but the elderly people I take care of make me smile and gives you inspiration to keep moving forward! I look forward to meeting new people and also the ones who have sailors graduating with my husband!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Hi Christina, love the pictures. Don't forget to take plenty of tissues and extra batteries for your camera when you go to your sailors PIR. You'll need them.
My son is on the Enterprise, he and my daughter-in-law live in Chesapeake, Holly Point Apratments. It is a beutiful complex, well maintained & maincured. Good luck with your move & Congrats!
Your family is beautiful. I love your pictures. I suggested to Sam she join this website because there are so many girls that in the same situation as you and her. We are all looking forward to seeing Jason. I hope I can hold up emotionally though. Seeing him in uniform is going to make me cry from being so proud, but I'm sure we will all be in the same situation. Hang in there we are soooo close. Hopefully we will hear from them soon. Thanks for the airport info. I'll pass it onto Sam. I know she will want to be there with him.
Yes my daughter is also graduating on may 7. I totally understand about having your husband gone, just hang in there. Hopefully time will go by very fast. This other girl I talk to who has a boyfriend (safe ship same division) said her BF called last night and she missed his call. So maybe you will hear his voice any day now. Whenever you need to talk, just write.
So you are from PA also? Did your husband leave from Harrisburg MPS?
Your dog is just too cute. We have a black lab who is 10.5 months old and we just lost our chocolate lab in January : (
Thanks for adding me. So, have you heard from your husband yet? I just got the little paragraph on the "form letter" so far. I can't wait to get a real letter.