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.
My son arrived the same day, I am having the same feelings. It's going to be a tough 8 weeks, Thanks for the suggestion to start writing now and will start today.
Thanks for responding to my post, both of you. louisianamom, I will let you know as soon as I hear what division so we can see if our kids are together.
Don't forget to join these groups asap.
BOOT CAMP MOMS
Leaving For Bootcamp in April
There are other members in the Boot Camp Moms group with recruits who left for BC about the same time as yours. Most of you will be receiving you form letter soon. With the PIR date, a group will be formed for people whose recruits have the same PIR date. Maybe one of you could jump in and start the group. Don't worry. There'll be a bunch of "vet" moms to guide you from beginning to end.
My son also left on 2/15/12. He is older, 26, and has wanted to be a firefighter since he was a little boy. He is entering as an E1 Firefighter and is absolutely thrilled. I couldn't be more happier for him. I did not cry when he left, nor have I cried since he's been gone. Indeed, I am so thankful for this opportunity for him and I haven't seen him more excited about anything in his life. Now...come PIR, I'll probably bawl like a baby :)
Where do I find the group of Moms whose son/daughter left the same day as my son did for BC? I have heard from 2 other Moms but thought I saw somewhere there was a group of us. Hoping to get address today from the recruiter!
My daughter left on 2/15/12. She is also older, 29. She has always wanted to join the Navy. she waited for her husband to finish his careet in the military first. Now he gets to stay home while she is away. It is so hard for me. I am used to talking to her every day. I have been an emotional roller coaster. Looking forward to finding out what ship she is in. and what date she will be graduating.
I got the box and his recruiter gave me his address all yesterday so I went to post office this morning and put stamps and calling card in letter as that is what another helpful Navy Mom advised me to do. I suprised myself by not crying when I got the box. My son is 21 years old. He is in Ship 04 Div: 119. any of your kids with him especiall LCA since our boys left the same day?
My son, 26, is Ship 3 Div 117. He is sending the box to his dad. I live two towns away. I wondered if they have access to a copier, since I don't know how much time they are given to write. I said he could write one letter and make a photo copy of it to send to each of us -- instead of writing the same thing twice :)
Good luck to you all and your sons and daughters :)
My son left on 2-13-12 and i too had a very hard week after he left. He is Ship 4 Division 810. Any moms out there with me???