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.
Hi, I am a new mom to this whole process. This is my first son who joined the Navy. I am so proud of him and the man that he is. He left for GL on May 19. Just found out that this is is ship # and…Continue
Hi, I am a mother of 4. I work full-time, wife of a pastor and attend college full-time! So I stay extremely busy. This "Navy" stuff is all new to me but I am so happy for websites like this to help us moms!!! I am learning so much about the Navy thru this website. Thanks to all of you who are willing to share your knowledge and experiences!!
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BRETT IS IN GOOSE CREEK SOUTH CAROLINA FOR A SCHOOL . HE SAID THAT HE LIKES IT THERE. HOW FAR IS THAT FROM YOU? THAT WAS VERY KIND OF YOU TO OFFER HELP IF NEEDED. HOW WAS YOUR TRIP TO CHARLESTON? HOPE IT WENT WELL AND YOU GUYS HAD LOTS OF FUN. THANKS FOR CHECKING ON ME. YOU ARE SO SWEET . HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE HAVING A GREAT SUMMER . TAKE CARE.
THANK YOU . BRETT IS GOING TO "A "SCHOOL IN SOUTH CAROLINA . I HAVE TALKED WITH HIM TWICE SINCE HE HAS BEEN THERE. HE GAVE ME HIS ADDRESS THIS MORNING AND I PLAN ON WRITING HIM TONIGHT. I DID NOT GET TO MEET YOUR SON BUT DID SEE HIM AT THE GRADUATION AS THE DIVISION LEADER. I KNOW YOU ARE PROUD OF HIM. BRETT TOLD ME THAT HE WAS A GREAT GUY. I TOLD HIM THAT HE HAD TO BE IF HE WAS ANYTHING LIKE HIS "SOUTHERN MOM". HOW ARE YOU DOING? IT WAS EMOTIONAL FOR ME TO HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE AGAIN. I AM ALREADY PLANNING A TRIP TO SEE HIM IN SOUTH CAROLINA. AS SOON AS HE CAN HAVE VISITORS. WHERE DID YOUR SON GO TO A SCHOOL ? WHEN CAN YOU SEE HIM AGAIN? HOPE IT WONT BE LONG . HANG IN THERE. LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ANYTHING .
WOW . THIS WEEK HAS FLOWN BY . WE ARE FINALLY DONE WITH OUR SURVEY AND WE DID GREAT . NOW I CAN FOCUS ON MY TRIP. I LITTLE BIT HAS CHANGED. THE FRIEND THAT WAS COMING WITH ME WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COME , SO I HAD TO GET ANOTHER FRIEND AT THE LAST MINUTE. OUR FLIGHT SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED AND WE WILL NOT WE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE MEET AND GREET . IT WILL BE LATE WHEN WE GET IN . I STIKLL WANT TO CATCH UP WITH YOU FRIDAY AFTER GRADUATION. ALSO I WILL NOW BE STAYING AT THE QUALITY INN 4 MILES FROM THE NAVAL ACADEMY . I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE LEAVING MONDAY . HAVE A SAFE TRIP . SEE YOU THERE .
I AM AN RN AT A NURSING HOME. WE HAVE A STATE SURVEY THIS WEEK SO I HAVE BEEN SUPER BUSY . I WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU AFTER THEY LEAVE. SORRY . I DO WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER BUT THIS SURVEY WAS UNEXPECTED AND I AM SO SWAMPED RIGHT NOW. YES I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT NEXT WEEK . CANT WAIT.
GOOD MORNING SOUTHERN MOM . I AM SO EXCITED. ONLY 10 MORE DAYS . MY SON CHRISTOPHER AND I ARE COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS. I AM SENDING A LETTER TODAY AND LETTING HIM KNOW THAT WE ARE TALKING. I AM STAYING WITH A FRIEND OF MINE THAT LIVES IN CHICAGO .THAT WORKED OUT REALLY WELL AND I CAN SAVE A LITTLE MONEY TOO. I WILL BE A LITTLE LATE BUT I WILL TRY TO MAKE IT TO THE MEET AND GREET. I REALLY DO WANT TO MEET ALL THE MOMS. I WILL TRY TO PUT UP SOME PICS THIS WEEK ON MY SITE . I SAW YOUR PICS AND THEY ARE GREAT.I AM SO GLAD THAT BRETT HAS GOOD FRIENDS LIKE YOUR SON IN HIS DIVISION .THAT IS A BLESSING. BRETT PLANS ON GOING TO CHARLESTON FOR SCHOOL AFTER BASIC . HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND KEEP IN TOUCH .
HI SOUTHERN MOM . MY SON BRETT TOLD ME ABOUT THIS WEB SITE . I LIVE IN ROBERTSDALE, AL .MY 5 YR OLD SON CHRISTOPHER AND I ARE COUNTING THE DAYS UNTILL THE TRIP.WE HOPE TO MEET YOU AND YOUR SON FRIDAY AT THE GRADUATION. TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF .