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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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.
Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.
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.
Im glad u got good news wit form letter! Thats awesome he says he got letters comin. Girl, i was sittin on the front porch yesterday waiting for mail man lol n got form letter. Yes im go to grad wit baby, hubbys mom sis n dad
Hi: My son Aaron is in Ship 11 Division 284 also. I just got his letter yesterday. I feel like a huge weight is off my shoulders. I was so worried about him..He seems good in his letter though. I wonder if our sons know each other. I just got his address yesterday from his recruiter (I called in the am since I'd gotten no letter). So I sent him a letter yesterday morning, then got his funny little form letter yesterday afternoon. My daughter and I thought it looked like a little hostage letter! lol So just put another letter off in the mail today. I booked our tickets out through southwest this a.m.!
oh, duh...i guess this is how I reply. My son is in Ship 11 division 284. I was so relieved to finally get his letter. We laughed at his little neat hand-writing. We said it looked like a little hostage letter! lol He even made a joke at the end which was a huge relief to me! I feel like a 10 ton weight has been lifted off my shoulders! I"m so happy he's made it this far! The whole first week he was gone I had dreams I'd wake up in the middle of the night and find him sitting on the door-step! lol
Hey, I see you're in gardendale. I live in Clay/Pinson and my son is in his 5th week of boot camp. i have been on this website for awhile and it has been a great help. I received his box on Friday after he left on Sunday, his dad got the form letter on Thursday, and i got my first real letter 3 weeks letter. i just got my 2nd letter last Friday. Still no phone call. Whne you get his ship/division, PIR date, hook up with them and then you will knida know when to expect letters and calls, plus you get info from other Moms that their children tell them. Have a good day and remember, time goes alot faster than you thought it would.
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!