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.
Also make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web. Consider "Just My Friends" since you have chosen to include pics on your My Page. (You can make change 6 to delete the pics.)
There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.
Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your Sailor.
She is doing alright. She has an interest in Medical school after taking the first aid portion of bootcamp so we are getting ready to get her into school. Also she is looking for a job, but has had no luck yet.
How long has he been home and how did he get a job so quick? Why was he sent home, if you don't mind my asking? Don't tell me if you don't want to. thanks for asking about Suzi. I personally think she wasn't emotionally ready for bootcamp and living her own life just yet. She's a little immature for her age. Her legs are feeling better unless she works out then they hurt a lot again. Her ingrown toenail is looking much better too. She may not need any surgery at all!
Nicksmum . . . thank you for sharing your son's letter. You can really start to feel like you know these fine young men through their letters. It was great of you to share with us all. Please try not to dwell on the missed call. At least you know he seems to be doing quite well.
Thank you for friending me and for your understanding. My son (Chris) is my only child. It just doesn't seem "right" that we travel from Washington for his PIR only to see him for a few hours after PIR and then "possibly" on Sat. at the airport. I will cherish every moment we have with him for sure. We will be there no matter what, but it's ironic that when we are still in Chicago he will be flying to California! I guess I should get used to the Navy way of doing things. We are driving from WA via Omaha, NE to pick grandma up! Should be an interesting trip as we are bringing Chris' girlfriend with us! Yes, I'm a little bit crazy! Pray for me please. :)
Is your son leaving for A school on Sat. also? Where is he headed nd what will he be studying? Chris is headed to Port Hummene (sp?) on the Calif. coast as a Seabee and training to be a CM (construction mechanic). I see you are from Temecula, CA. Where is Temecula? Chris actually enlisted as a Reserve to get his foot in the door and will be stationed in Everett, WA when he's done with A school. At least he will be close to home after A school for awhile.
Again, thanks for your friend request. Are you planning on going to PIR? If so, I'd love to meet you!
Hello Nicksmom. The box and letter will be delivered to my ex's house in Oklahoma (I'm in Dallas) and he has been out of town all week. He will be home sometime tomorrow. Ugh ~ I'm so anxious to know if the box and letter have been delivered. I sent a text to the recruiter this past Monday and he actually replied (I was shocked ~ long story) and then he sent B's address via email. Have you received the box, letter or any info from the recruiter. Hang in there ~ PIR will be here before we know it (I hope!!). Have a great night! Gina
Hi Nicksmom, I know the feeling about the lumps. I am tearing up all the time! In a good way though. Matt is so excited so I am happy for him. He finally has direction and dedication, this has been a very long wait. What is Nick's job? Matt has a Navy Diver Contract.
Hi Nicksmom, I will pop into the March group to answer any questions I can. I know how you are feeling. I was there but please please know that it does get easier. It is a very bumpy emotional ride but one well worth it! Hang in there
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