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 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.
I am a Navy and Air Force mom. I am very familiar with the Air Force procedures, since my other son has been in 7 years. However, the Navy is new to me. I hope to find support and guidance on this website so I am able to communicate more effectively with my Navy son!
Hi "bsmom," and welcome to Indiana Moms! Sorry, but I'm NOT from the northern part of the state. There are a few members here that ARE in the northern parts and organize get togethers for up there.
I am however, the administrator for the group, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the submarine ALABAMA, based out of Bangor, WA. He's been in for 4 years.
If you're ever near Indy, there's a monthly informal dinner on the west side of town, in Avon. You can find any month's dinner details by clicking on the 3rd Monday of the Event calendar (right-hand column). We'd love you to join us - and you're welcome to bring family or friends! From time to time, we also have regional gatherings in various parts of the state.
Jump in with any questions or comments you may have. I think you'll find we're a nice bunch of folks and always willing to lend an ear for listening or a shoulder to cry on.
Hi, I'm new to the group, just want to touch base with as many people as I can. This is my first experience with a son/daughter in the service - it's all new to me - I'm looking forward to the graduation ceremony-just hope the weather is good for flights
Hi bsmom! I feel like a kindergarten kid who just found a familiar face! Do you know how many recruits are in a division? I'm new to the military life. My son is the first in our family. Got our form yesterday, got the box on Monday, he did manage to sneak a little note on the back of the card from his socks. Said he was having fun, wasn't as bad as he thought. Hope he knows that won't last! My husband went to the post office last night and mailed my letters. I miss him!
Welcome. Since your Recruit is in Division 082, I think he might be going to have PIR on 02/18/11. If so, you might want to look at, and maybe join, the group PIR 2-18-2011. You might be able to find another mom with a Recruit in the same Division and if not, you will at least be connected with others who have loved ones at the RTC now. Best of everything to you and yours on this journey.
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!