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.
Sorry I haven't responded before now. Yes I am new to this website and I am learning my way around. What ship and division is your husband in. Toni is Ship 03 Div 141. I understand that is 44 guys and 44 girls. I look forward to talking to you.
Hi, sorry i haven't responded sooner, I've been trying to keep myself busy. We made our travel arrangements. My husband, daughter, me, and my brother and his family are going to fly out of Houston, with continental about $200 round trip. That will be an adventure in itself my borther and his wife have twin girls 3 mo old. We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express Deerfield. I think Travelocity had the best prices. Got a letter from Jacob last Thursday, he seems good, said they ate grilled salmon for dinner last Sunday. I hope they get to write tomorrow. I hope you are doing well, talk with you later...... take care
I know its hard but PIR will be here soon! That stinks he's missing all those special occasions-have a girls night :) we all have each other too! That would be cool if they were friends. Ry is going for Nukes. I received two more letters today-he's putting multiple days worth of letters in them like i do. I hope you are doing well! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you getting letters or both of us getting a call! I'll keep you updated! I'm here if you need someone to talk to!
Hi, Navywife, have you gotten your call yet? I hope so, it was so nice to hear "J's" voice.. We only got about 5 min, I've seen other posts that got 20 mins. So hang in there and be strong.
Have you started arranging your travel plans?
My son, Jake said that he's in with 72 guys and that they're all great. Sounds like they're all doing good. I miss my son so bad, I can only imagine how it must feel to have your husband there. My heart goes out to you. I don't think I could do it. I really need my husband with me daily. You are one strong woman.
Oh i Know me too!!! I have never been so excited for a Monday to come.. Some of the people from our division already got their letters on Saturday.. oh btw, don't feel bad that you havent gotten that phone call.. there might be a few reasons why he wasnt able to call.. he might have been on watch, dental procedure, or just plain studying and making sure everything is in order for inspection... so yeah hang in there!
heyyy thanks for the add :) looks like my bf and your husband are in the same ship/div! i finally got my first letter friday! i was getting worried not hearing from him too lol. but he said they were supposed to be able to call Valentines day but some of the guys did something and they all lost the privilege-he said everyone was upset but that they will get another opportunity soon hopefully :) how are you doing?
Hi NavyWife86! My son Erik is also on Ship 3 Div 139 --- and I have not heard from him yet except a few lines on the form letter I got. The only thing he said on that was "this place kind of sucks" ... lol ... but the rest was very upbeat. :) I will let you know anything I hear from him and I hope you will do the same for me! I don't know how many are in that group --- but for all we know they know each other ... lol. Take care and hang in there!! At least you know you will be together again before you know it ... I used to be a military spouse too :)
Thanks Tina!! Yeah that's what I've been told about A school that they can at least have their cell phones so that 11 weeks won't be quiet as bad!! This website is SOOO helpful. There are so many nice people on here. I even find a girl whose boyfriend is in my husband's division!! My brother in law is in the Navy and he has been helping me out a lot! I just stress so much because the girl I was talking to told me that her boyfriend got to call her Friday because he did well on a test so know I'm freaking out thinking "Oh my goodness does that mean me husband isn't doing that great?!?!" See I'm a very big worry wart!! I just really hope that he's doing well and that he's ok. When does your husband graduate from A school? So you guys don't know where he will be stationed at then yet?