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.
Thanks for commenting on my photo's. Christopher was only 17 when he joined but turned eighteen just before he started bootcamp. He is very young but has a soul of an old man. i always said to him as he was growning up "christopher you are an old man trapped in a little boys body." He is a very special boy.
hello,i'm a navy depper and i want to know about the things that you can bring in bootcamp,i've seen info. here that you may bring like underwear,swim suit,makeup and etc.but then i've heard that they will send it all back,i was just wondering if you can help me with the info. since your daughter is also a girl like me,and she just recently graduated,i want to know also if i can keep a little of makeup, not to use it everyday while in bootcamp,but just to use it in picture day and PIR.is it possible?i hope you can reply,
Glad to hear from you.Emily should be graduated from A school within the next two weeks hoping to get her orders. Boredom is the worst. They have to keep busy.Most of all thrifty with there money.Emily and her fellow Sailors do go out next week they are going to a museumn in Chicago.We also send at least twice a month a gift box which includes her favorite snacks canned soup cereal ect...oh and of course laundry detergent yes they do their own washing.The best thing is now you will hear from your Sailor.Hope this helped.
Janie Hi RJAY here as you may know I am a dad using my daughters login that she left on the computer. Yes in her letter she said they got the flags! My wife and I (maybe my son and his lady) will be at the M&G can't wait to meet everyone!
Thank you for your comment on everyone passing at this stage of the game.. it really helps calm my nerves!
I hope our daughters know each other and get along good!
For your info,we are from Kentucky so we will be easy to recognize at the m&g. I will be the old man in the bib overalls and my wife will be bare foot and pregnant!!!
You're so welcome! I haven't found many moms on here either with the same ship and division. I'm so ready for PIR.....I miss my son like crazy!! My son was moved up to an E2 as well and he is the RPCO ( SO PROUD ) He's always been a great kid and whatever he's always had so much HEART for whatever he is doing. We're staying in Waukegan. Where are you staying?
I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support. Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!! We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever. It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!! Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!! Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!
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!