This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
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.
Great meeting you today! We will never stop loving our child, he will love you even more for being so supportive. It's really great that you are active on this site, it's invaluable! Your young one will become a man you can be very proud of, take care of yourself. See you at the next greet and meet.
Hi Theresa, it was really nice talking with you at the meet and greet today. It will be hard when your son leaves but you have a huge support group here at navy for moms. Be strong and hope I see you at the next meet and greet in may.
Hi Teresa, sorry to be so late in replying back, I didn't see your comment for some reason until now. It was great to meet you too. Be sure to come to the next meet and greet at Travis. There will be some real veteran moms there that can answer any questions you have!
It was great to meet you and I am so glad you came. My first M&G was last January and I felt the same way. I didn't know what was going on and these women answered all my questions. I am just paying it forward! See you at the next M&G, maybe!
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!
OK. First, go ahead and click on the link in the previous comment. Then I can introduce you to the San Fran Group. We'll start with finding out who has someone leaving or BC in April. Then I find you the same group with families from all over the country. In the group, there is a directory of members in the East Bay. Actually, there are quite a few. You can always ask if anyone wants to have get together for lunch or coffee at anytime. Just post a comment. The meet and greets are the best thing about this site. There is nothing like having local support.
Happy new year. Please join our wonderful San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families group (clickable link - be sure to click +JOIN when you get to the group's page). We have members in San Fran area, in Marin, in the East Bay and South Bay. We have two meet and greets in the East Bay this spring, one in Petaluma (Jan) and one down the Peninsula (May or June). The info is on the group's page. You'll love the local support.
When will your son be going to bootcamp? I'll try to find other whose sons/daughters are also starting BC at the same time.