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.
Unfortunately I have no experience, but I am learning.
4/11/11 - Very glad to see my son beome a US Sailor! I have learned the Navy is one big family and everyone looks out for eachother. My son is in good hands and I am very proud of him.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
My son also is in Div 921 - Ship 02 and graduating on the 8th - he called three times yesterday and I was in a meeting and missed those calls but I know he and all the others are doing well and beaming with pride. I am staying at the Navy Lodge and he is a Grad and Go but anytime will be fine with me. We did good Moms!
Each step of the process is a hurdle. My son had to provide medical records at MEPS as he had broken a femur yeas ago. I thought MEPS was a big deal. Now the waiting to go to bootcamp in the new DEP is a big deal. My son wants to go now. The Navy has appointed 11/16/10 as the date. The emotions are on a rollercoaster towards his goal. My mornings comment to him wished him patience. Hope I can do the same :)
Welcome, I too am a new Navy mom. Son just enlisted and will go to bootcamp 11/16/2010 then to the Advanced Electronics/Computer Field school. I am so proud of all our young sailors. Greetings from Oakland, CA
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