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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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 Sue. Looks like your son is graduating this Friday, right? Congrats! I can't wait. My son's is Oct 21. Yes it is nice to see another mom going through the same thing and so close by. How are you doing getting your scrapbook stuff together? No my son did not play softball. How are you doing?
My son's rank is ET-NAV (navigation). He graduated from RTC on May 26, 2011. He left for Groton the next morning. It was a week or two before he started BESS (basic enlisted submarine school). That lasts about 8 weeks. Next he went through ATT (advanced technical training-electronics). He just graduated from that and is now on ACU (no sure what the stands for but it means they are waiting to class up). Next he will go to TCNO (technical computer networking). That should be 4-5 weeks. After that he will go A-school for his rank (NAV). That could be 6-9 months.
You don't get a lot of info about subs cause it's so top secret. This site helps alot cause you can ask those that have sons/husbands that have been through it.
You have a smart guy....they don't let just anyone into subs. Proud...proud...proud!
hi Sue yeah i my letter too, and i cried then i wrote her back, cant wait for wednesdays now, sorry its been awhile with my return, im going through radiation and im real tiered most days. have a nice weekend.
hi again, e-meet you, thats cute. Alysa is my baby so it has been tough but her heart was so set on going into the Navy im very proud of her but miss her so much. My twin nephews are in the Navy and i went to their graduations so if you have any questions about it let me know and ill try to help, my name is Tammy. have a great day and i hope you hear from your sailor soon.
I was able to put my son's phone on Military suspension with no cost at all. My carrier is AT&T and I did it all over the telephone, and computer. They just need a copy of his contract and ID. I copied before he left. Good luck! By the way my son left on 26 of July and I haven't received form letter. I thought I would get it with box. Exactly what is the form letter? please help. Thanks!