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.
Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.
There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.
Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailor.
Since you have a Sailor, you should change "In the NROTC program" above to "Enlisted" because NROTC refers to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, a college scholarship program. I suspect you entered that when you had a recruit and thought that it referred to the RTC. You can make that change when you change the ZIP Code.
I still have some old Man U pencils. We have given away the shirts. We lost the beanie. :( They don't dominate like they used to. We bought a 47" HDTV last year - the broadcast is wonderful. Not as spectacular as American football and baseball but great nonetheless.
If you could start a little log on your airport/airline research (Airport initials - you know what I mean - I am brain dead this morn - travel time to Great Lakes ) - particularly as to getting to PIR - I would love to add that to our PIR TIPS discussion - I also keep tidbits in a file for when a new member need the info. As for "limey" group - none so far but aren't most people in US have some English, Irish or German blood? Except the ones from the Far East, Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle Asian, Central & South America.
Looking forward to meeting you. My younger son, my husband and I are English soccer fans. Will that do?
I sent a message to one of my friends (we haven't spoken in awhile) - she is from Oakley - will get the two of your together when she checks in. Be sure to click on the East Bay Directory under discussions on the San Fran group - I have compiled a list of "East Bay members" - we doing the next meet and greet in Livermore (680/580 corridor) - sort our "East Bay" meet and greet but feel free to send a message to those closer to you and invite them for an informal coffee or ? You can do that by either sending them a "Friend" request (click on the link to their profile page and click "Add as friend" or you can post a comment on their page which you can do whether you are friends or not (unless that person has her profile page set to private - in which case only friends will be able to view it - mine is private - I am not interested in having my page view by the entire world. I saw your comment on flying Soutwest - good job!
Here is the link to our group. San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families Please invite your husband's mom, dad and other relatives to join our great too and of course, they are welcome to come to our meet and greets. I am BunkerQueenBee - one of the admins of the group.