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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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!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**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).  

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.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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 is no 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.

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It's been 25 days... I've received two letters but still no phone call.... He sounded much better in his second letter than his first... I expected that he would hate it at first, but then get accustomed to it and be ok... He said my letters help him so much!! I cannot stress the importance of writing them because if they cannot call, that's all they have to get through boot camp. Don't get me wrong...I cling to my phone all day and when the call doesn't come, my heart breaks... But I'm holding onto "no news is good news" and in 33 days, he will be marching into the hall for PIR..I can't wait!!!
It's not much but it's something..
The support from everyone here also helps...it's good to know I'm not alone in this....
I am just going to stay positive and continue to write and pray every day...

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Comment by Hello2u on April 21, 2013 at 10:32pm

paula,, your in my prayers for your son to call you, I know moms tend to get blue and need a recharge from hearing from their babies. (believe me, I know!) :)  

Comment by kris on April 22, 2013 at 10:34pm

Im in the same boat.  I miss my boy so much!! I just want to know that he is adjusting, focusing and most of all staying positive.  The "unknown" is hard for me.  PIR can not come fast enough.  Thinking of you!!

Comment by Paula (Will's Mom) on April 23, 2013 at 8:58pm
Thanks everyone!! I did get a fast call on Sunday...it was great to hear his voice! I'm so proud of him but I miss him terribly!! C'mon 5/24.. I'm ready!!!
Comment by Hello2u on April 23, 2013 at 9:40pm

What prayer can do! God is Good!  :)  Kris, you should be next! :)

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