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.
HI Veronica, I just finished your ribbons and they will be mailed first thing tomorrow morning. I ship Priority mail which is 2 to 3 days so you should have them on Friday. Will you be gone this weekend? We you be back to get your mail before going to PIR? Do I need to mail them to a different address? Let me know asap. Feel free to give me a call. My number is on your order invoice. I may try to call you in a few. :-) Thanks again, Lora
Rocco just called, I think they were playing pool and hanging out tonight, I am still smiling from graduation! I am a little dissapointed that he won't be home for Easter, but glad that he will be here the following week, I guess I will be having two Easters! I was thinking about sending him an Easter basket, but I will just wait until he gets home. I didn't know that Rocco had to meet with his recruiter when he gets home, but I guess he knows what he has to do.We had to sit up in the balcony at PIR, This was my husbands fault for not listening to me! But I knew that he was carring the division flag so I was able to spot him- I am so happy that he has a phone now so that he cam call and I can text him when I want to.He told me that your son is going undesignated also, but I think that he is on a different ship, Oh yes I do have FB, Have a nice weekend,Debi
It was really nice to meet you. I hope that you had a great time with your Sailor! Ours just wanted to hang out, go to the mall and rest, he really didn't want to do much. He was just happy to be out of BC. Will yours get to come home for a week before he goes to Virginia?This weekend really went by quick- now to try and finish this laundry! Haha, Talk to you soon, Debi
Good Morning Veronica, A little more than half of those who order ribbons get the last name. The reason you see so many with first name is I only post pics of the ones with first names to protect the sailors. There is no min or max number for placing an order. I sent you a message with the info. Some people have a hard time finding their messages on this site so check your inbox in the top right corner of your page. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks, Lora
OMG , I tried to book that stupid flight most of the day, and I didn't think it went through, it was as if the internet dissconected every time I put my credit card info in. I actually wanted to throw my labtop through the window! Well my girlfriend came over and tried <same thing, we then decieded she would book it at her house, well when she left to go home I tried it again, same thing, well I checked my email and it went through twice! so I had to call and cancel one, but I got the Thursday 4:05 and the Monday 6:40, 4 tickets with the $50 off each(I had to do it before midnight on Feb 28th, so I got 4 tickets for $581, I am so thrilled, so even if I have to pay for luggage, I saved money on the tickets, Now all that is left is the retal car, and hotwire sent me an email special the other day that I will check out- did you get you arrangements squared away? I had a really bad day a couple of days ago, just missed Rocco something terrible, good thing I was off don't think I wuld have been able to work that day!
Oh, good for you! Had I known that we would have to get up at 3 , I would have changed hotels also, I don't thin Navy Lodge has a pool , but not sure, Recruiter recomended it.Still trying to book flight it won't let me do it, it wants middle initials, I put in middle initials and it still won't let me do it, Dang I am probably going to have to call , I will keep trying, Debi, I was only planning to make chocolate chips (Italian cookies only for Chrostmas) LOL
I got my letter too and he sounds good! I am trying to book online now, cant save the $200 unless its booked on line, Good luck, See you in 38 days! Debi ,ps, my son told me not to send cookies because he doesn't want to get yelled at! Well not going to send cookies! haha
I wouldn't even have thought about AC , but one of the girls that i work with flys out of there all the time. I am not a $ 9 fare membr , but when I went on the Spirit website and typed in the info, this coupon poped op say save $50 , so I tested it out and I will save $200 total if I book it by tomorrow! so I am thrilled, I am planoning to fly our THurs, and return home on Mon. The only drawback is that the flight home leaves O'Hare @ 6:40 am, this means we will have to wake up @ 3, drive to airport, drp off the car and The biggie is WAKE up @ 3! It ended up being cheeper, and no layover,so hats what I am thinking. So happy that you are from NJ and in our div.This is auwsome!I have beeb on hotwire and today, got an emil from them saying round trip from Phila for $240, not bad , but I don't want to drve to Phila, so I am sway AC, Navy Lodge is $65 per night and only 1 1/2 from the base! so I booked it, so excited! Hopefilly a letter tomorrow!