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.
We are flying in on Thursday night. We are meeting our daughter, who happens to be working in Chicago that week and our SR's girlfriend, who is in coming in from Birmingham, at the airport, then driving to the Residence Inn, where our oldest son and his friend will meet us. I'm making bracelets for my girls, so I won't be buying any ribbons. We probably won't go to any meet and greets, since we'll be having a mini family reunion, but that may change.
We got a beautiful note scratched on the back of his form letter. I'm looking forward to our next letter. Getting the "kid in the box" was hilarious for us. Needless to say, all of that went straight into the washing machine. It sorta reminded me of when he used to come back from Boy Scout camping trips.
I'm glad there are some boys his age. I know he is a big boy but I just really hope he makes friends. He would hate to know I said that! Justice is actually my step son but I wouldn't love him more if he was my own. Our house seems so quiet without him home. We have other kids at home but he is definitely the life of the house.
My son's name is Justice. He turned 19 this month. We got the form letter on Thursday. We lie in Oklahoma. I am from San Diego and hope he gets stationed there. How old Iis your son and what is his name?
My boyfriend's name is matt! & I know, he is the first person I've ever been really close with so this experience is completely new to me (so is this website so I'm sorry if it takes me long to respond haha). It is nice to know there are actually people in his group! I was getting worried there for a while. I had no idea what to expect so at least it will be nice to talk to and see what is going on with everybody else
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!