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 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 6/23/2022 - 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 Karen! Sorry I didn't reply sooner to your e-mail. I did respond, but apparently it didn't go through. Anyways, we will be driving to PIR on Thurs. from SD and I think it's going to take us about 9-10 hrs. So I'm hoping we can make it to Sarge's meet & greet. But I would love to be able to meet you too! We are staying at Springhill Suites. When are you leaving to go back home? We are planning on going to the airport to see him off too. so maybe we could meet then if not before.
Thanks for the advice. Hanging in there. It's just been frustrating when things like that happen and you don't have proper communication to discuss it and figure out what to do next and what I need to do. But I know PIR is coming soon and that will all make it better and we'll be able to talk and clear everything up. I need to start getting used to it. And remember its not going to be easy whatsoever. Anyways, thanks again. Xo
Hey thanks for the add! So nice to meet you....I look forward to maybe seeing us at graduation..you're not that far from me! I'm about an hour from Reading....how are you going to PIR....driving or flying? Did you make reservations yet??
yes we definitely need to be in touch with each other. I thought I was doing good until today. I got his box and form letter on Monday. I am totally comfortable with where he is and that he is safe. I just want to know that he is good mentally. i am worried that he is sad. If I knew he was okay mentally I would be good I think. I just want to know he still has a sense of humor.
i know im trying to stay calm and strong for him. its hard but ill be ok. but yea I have been writing and numbering they are all ready to send out just waiting for the address, and i hope he dont get in trouble because he is going to get so many at one time... sister is great came home yesterday with her new baby boy =)
Hi Karen, My son Nigel is ship 13, division 366 also and will be going for Damage Control after boot camp. Looking forward to getting to know others in same division. Got his box tonight and I have to say I was excited to open itl brought me happiness just to look at his dirty clothes in the box. That's a mom for you right?
My son is in A School at Great Lakes and graduated 6/29 from Boot Camp. You must be going through a tough time, I remember how hard it was at first. My cell phone is 610-308-2426. I would love to get together. You can feel free to call me evenings and weekends it you would like to talk, have questions.
Hi Karen, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! You have also been approved for "MAS We Ship Love" which is where we keep the addresses. For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side, click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.
The information about this month's adoptees is also on Molly's group page at the top in the "Discussion Forum".
I see that your son is in boot camp. Is he going to be a Nuke? My son has been in the Navy for 4 years and is an EM Nuke on the USS Pasadena (a sub). If you have any questions about Nukes or want to talk, just let me know!!
Thanks for joining us! You will have a lot of fun and meet some terrific moms. Pat
I'm so sorry you didn't get your call. If it's any concellation to you, mine was litterally 5 seconds and I didn't even get anything out of my mouth before he had hung up... except a "hello'' whent he phone rang, but I am sure it's just part of knowing that they are there. I started some letters as well, can't wait to get the address. I am kind of dreading the day that we get the "box", i think the tears will come again when that happens.