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!
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.
**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 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 Tracye! You likely are a member of Massachusetts Navy Moms, I just thought you lived in MA! Stupid me ... I should have looked at your home page in the beginning. I was hoping to get you involved in a packing party in Plainville, MA. Good intentions, but likely impossible to pull off. You probably are very involved with the TX Moms and their packing parties. Still, it is nice to meet you. Have a great day!
Hey Tracye! Welcome to SEVERAL groups that I am a member of also (and started or am an administrator of some of them.) Texas' Moms, MA moms, Molly's Adopt a Sailor!! Molly and I are GREAT friends! I even went to her second sons PIR last October!
Well, just tell me where in Texas Troup is and we'll do a "packing party". We are planning a pie making day and a shopping day in the Houston area in November and first part of December. I live near Beaumont if you know where that is.
Welcome! Your daughter is in A school now? You lucky thing to have her so close! My son went to MA A school in Virginia. He is about to deploy for the third time in a few weeks. My fourth Christmas without him!
Hi my daughter Nikki is in the same ship Division. I just received my first letter friday it took 8 days to come here(Florida) I have been sending her 2 letters a week. She said its tough and the girls dont like listening so they do more PT than training. Have you had the same feedback? I havent received anything else other than the letter from her...
Hi, since your daughter will be going to A School in San Antonio, so may want to join San Antonio MA's. I hope you find the "Break down week by week" helpful. The group is very helpful. Best wishes to your daughter as she emabarks on her Navy Career and to you as you are along for the journey. Blessings to you and yours.
Thanks, Tracye. I always thought my next child (son) would be the one to join the military since he is very much into army JROTC in school; it really suprised me when she announced she was joining. I'm so glad I found this group; I have learned a lot already tonight about PIR, etc.
I'm a S12/436!!! (mom)I don"t facebook but was so excited to get to this page. I have found 3 of us now. I wonder if our girls know one another? Yes, the quiet and the unknown are just hard, wierd!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope to continue our chating and maybe meet at PIR. I really would like time to pass quicker than it is!!! Go get em Ship 12 Div 346!!!!!
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!!!!
Hi - my daughter left yesterday also. She has been living on her own in Portland OR and I live in Anaheim, CA. I am so excited for her. I too got the, I am at the airport, we made it and are going to Starbucks on the way to GL, but missed the last call. I do have a VM and I will not erase it.... I have already started writing letters -- one per day -- to put into an envie once I know what her address is..... Maybe they will meet. She is staying at GL for her :A: school.
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!