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 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).
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.
**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED - Vaccinations still 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 going to be stationed in Japan and I was just wondering if any other mom's have kids over there and what they took with them and how long it takes for snail mail to reach them. Thanks!Continue
I have to say I was shocked to see the box on the porch! He just got to GL on 3/28/12. Didn't smell to bad and I didn't cry until the dog crawled in the box like he was looking for him. So, now i'm sad.
I am trying to figure this site out, I seem to be commenting everywhere not sure if it's in the right spot. I would love to get togeher, I'm only 7 miles from Louis Joliet Mall....I'm home during the day too now....so we could meet up at the mall one day if daytime is better for you than Saturdays. If you'd rather chat on facebook you can friend me, my name is Beth Engberg Donofrio
I would LOVE to get together some time and chat about Navy life! I'm in Bolingbrook so we are not too far at all from eachother. Whereabouts in Joliet are you? Do you work during the day or are you home?
I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!! We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor. I see you have a son serving and your daughter will be leaving for boot camp soon!! I also have a son and daughter serving, and another daughter who recently became a veteran!!! Please feel free to jump in and join our chats. You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life. We are all in different phases of our daughters Naval careers and we are always there for each other!!! Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!
Hi, Cheryl! I sure miss Hannah. Her anticipated PIR is August 9th. Does your daughter have a ship out date yet? Is your son active duty or reserves? Hannah enlisted as reserves to make sure it's what she wants to do. She wants to serve, but her recruiter said reserves is a good way to start. Are there other Joliet moms that you get together with once in a while?
Oh boy don't I know it. LOL, we've been caught in a loop already and he hasn't even left home yet. We are back on track now and hopefully everything is going to be fine from this point forward. My sailor is going to BC on the 26th, he signed up for the Apprenticeship Program, which I hope is a good thing. He wants to do something with electronics, possibly sonar. At first we thought he was put in to a sonar apprenticeship, but no its the PACT. I think he will also be doing A School at GL. Or at least I hope, it's nice being this close to them. I'm having loss issues already. LOL!
I think we should try to schedule something soon, it would be great to meet all the local mom's. I'm free past this weekend. Look at your calendar and we can pick a date and let everyone else know from there.
Glad you already found the IL group. Still, here's the official welcome :)
(Excuse me for being late in my welcomes. Have been off the computer more than usual of late. This comes with hugs.)
Hi and Welcome.
We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site. You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below. It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.
Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!