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 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). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
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.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
NO MASK, NO ENTRY
**UPDATE - 2020**
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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 now have two kids in the military daughter in the Navy she has been in for 3years now. And she is on her 1st deployment. And my son he is a marine now. He is in Texas. So very proud of them both.Continue
Look at your profile pic. Is that a pic of your daughter (your Sailor)? Even though it is an older pic, it is still not a good idea to post pics of your Sailor and using a pic that includes your Sailor as your profile pic means that you post her pic EVERY time that you post. Please follow the directions to make all of the changes below. '
It is fine to post the ship's name, just not its movements, but yes, not posting the ship's name does increase PERSEC for both of you.
We should know more once the SR's get their addresses...or rater once we get their addressess :) I am making it a point to not to share her name...but her initials are JB.
When did she ship? I thought I remembered that it was close to my SR...you should get the box soon...and she should be able to keep the address book...it is just the waiting that drives us moms nuts. I keep hearing that no news is good news...so we must be patient :/
I keep getting sad...it was exactly one week ago we dropped her off with the recruiter...she shipped on the 9th. Not really crying anymore...just miss the sound of her voice and her coming into the room saying "mommy" because she wants to go somewhere.
What's your daughters name? I'll write my daughter and ask :) I haven't gotten my daughters box yet :( I've been pretty sad myself. The biggest thing making me feel better is trying to plan a trip to her PIR but not sure if we can make it. I'm now feeling pretty deflated. I have a 2 year and a 4 month that I couldn't leave with any family so they would have to make the trip with us which increases our expenses. I'm seeing how it would cost us at least $2000 for the airlines, car rentals, hotel and extras. It's depressing me realizing now that it's not likely affordable for me to go. My ex husband will be there for her, but I really wanted to see her before she left for another 96 days at her A school!
Great picture :) mine is of my daughter Jessica. I hope to get her box soon. She was told small address books were ok, but I am wondering if they made her ship that home. I have been writing her since that first day :) I start out writing a fresh one every morning and write through out the day, always ending with a good night I love you. I have a least 15 pages, lol. But I know she'll be happy to have them since she asked me to write her everyday. And I feel better writing her. Now I'm waiting for her recruiter to call me with her address. Hang in there Mom! We can do this :)