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.
Hi Parrothdgal... I saw that you mentioned your SR is in San Antonio for MA, but haven't seen you on this group yet. My son is from the 6/3 PIR and started class 6/13, but my nephew just got there (PIR 6/17), so he's probably in your daughters group. Hope to see you on our new group. http://www.navyformoms.com/group/sanantoniomasatthu
I asked my husband and he said our meeting will go till after 1PM. Maybe I can go next time :) I really do appreciate your invitation, there is nothing better than listening to the Word of God and being in His presence.
"texasmom" on the 5/26 group---go to PIR 5/26's group and find her on the MEMBERS in that group. Flesh-colored picture icon with an emblem. Please message her. I have contacted her and she will be more than happy to talk to you. Her son went through this. She actually had briefly joined the 6/3 group thinking that is where he was put, but he ended up in the 5/26 group. Keep in touch with how she is doing! The ladies on the 6/3 group want to know!
So happy to hear you got letters and thank you for being so honest. The only communication I've received is pre-printed "Dear (fill in the blank) letter. At the very end there is a place for recruits comments and his words broke my heart. Although very brief, he stated that he wanted to quit at one point, he misses everyone especially the girlfriend, and he was not allowed to write Sunday.
I certainly understand how that moment, and many more to come, can be so pride-filled yet sad as well. I served in the US Navy myself and when first my son, and then my daughter said they wanted to enlist I was so proud of them. But the day my daughter left I felt as if my heart was going to break right out of my chest. My little girl was leaving and I knew she'd never return as my same little girl. I'm still so proud of her, but I wish we could just run out to the mall and check out all the pretty dresses and watch her try on the frilly girly prom dresses and such!!!! I miss my shopping buddy!!!! Hang in there, and I will be thinking about you Monday and Tuesday!!! Come share with us if you need some shoulders to lean on - that's what we're here for!!!!! NavyMom hugs to you!!!!
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!!! I see your daughter is getting ready to leave for bc in a few short weeks. Enjoy the time you have together - the loss of communication during bc is the hardest. But we will all be here to help you through it!! 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!