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 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.
Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.
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.
I actually heard from Art last night. He called because his recruiter forgot to send him a copy of our marriage liscense! Lucky me!!! I was not expecting a call for at least another week or two, and I was afraid I wouldn't get it because of the phone number issues! He got to hear Tucker for a minute and I told him that he's walking now. He sounded so happy to hear that. I asked how things were going and he said well...and he didn't seem like he had any regret. He did sound a little upset when we had to say goodbye, but I got to talk to him for about 2 minutes. It was so great :)
I haven't gotten any letters yet, but I sent some to him with pictures of Tucker! How is your trip going? I bet there will be a letter waiting for you when you get home! :)
Hi Tchrmom! So glad to hear from you also! Although I am an Air Force mom also, the Navy is totally new to me. Looks from the other blogs that these are very large divisions. I also received the box on Monday,and the PIR letter on Wednesday. He wrote a small letter in the comment section of the PIR letter...was so nice to hear from him. There was humor and confidence in his letter. Was soo happy to hear it! He is a very confident man, however showed a lot of anxiousness while waiting to leave after he was sworn in.
Have a Merry Christmas and hopefully we will have our sons with us next year!!
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!