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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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.
Yes, MEPS was great. Watched Jeff swear in, took a video of it and lots of pics. I was a beautifuly sunny day and I am sure he had a great flight from Boston to Chicago. I was hoping things weren't delayed too much at Logan since they were having a 9/11 tribute, but I guess it went smoothly. I got my 5 second call last night, did you? He said, Hi Mom, it's Jeff, I made it to Great Lakes, I love you, bye... then click! gone.... :)
How are you doing today? My son was just picked up and we will go watch him swear in tomorrow. Last night was tough and this morning was tougher... but we will all get thru it together. He and his sister were saying good byes this morning, it was a very bitter sweet moment ;)
Yes, the recruiter will also pick my son up on the 10th and we will go to Boston to watch him swear in on the 11th as well. I'll bet they may be in the same group.. what is his name? My son is Jeff Geikie. After BC he heads to SC for Nuke and Power School. We'll need to keep in touch and maybe see each other at BC graduation :) All the best to you as well and I'm sure we'll be chatting thru this whole process! LOL
Hi Karen, just saw your message from yesterday. Sad to say, my son is separating from the Navy soon. Just got a call from him yesterday. He is being separated for medical reasons. I'm not sad that he's returning home because I miss him very much. I'm extremely proud of him regardless of whether he is in the military or not. My title of "Navy mom" was very short-lived but I know everything happens for a reason and we will press forward from here. Best wishes to you and your family....take care!!
Does he have wisdom teeth or any other medical conditions. They pull wisdom teeth at BC which makes it a little rough when they are having ot do all the phyiscal conditioning. Make sure you have medical documentation if he has an preexisting conditions. Oh..yeah..if he can get in wome shooting practice with a rifle and handgun that will give him an edge in firearms. Make sure he looks over his contract before he swears in to make sure there are no discrepancies becasue once he swears in it can't be changed. If not it sounds like he is good to go.
Hi Karen! My son also is going for nuke after doing very well on the ASVAB. Are you on the Nuke Moms group?
It's tough sending my only child to the tender mercies of the US military. I feel like I'm holding my breath till I hear from him.
Hang in there,
We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck. NOTE to moms: your emotions are going to go through some real highs and lows. It's all part of letting go. It would be unnatural for you not to feel a sense of loss, even though you are very proud. That loss is saying goodbye to his/her "childhood" and their dependence on you, as his/her "mom" - it's a role we have embraced from their birth. How can we not feel something when it is changing FAST? Just stay with us. The Boot Camp Moms, Navy MEPS/Dep and the PIR groups are here to see you through from beginning to end.
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!