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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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.
Hi Jordans Mom. I'm Elliott's stepmom, Fiona. Our boys are in the same ship/division/PIR.
I miss my son more than words can say, probably the same feelings you are going through is the same here.
It's the not knowing and the lack of ability to talk and check in that's the worst for me. 28 days and counting. How you doing? Have you booked in any travel or accommodation yet?
I'm so happy to have a friend to share this with! I miss mike so much, he sounded so tired and weary last night when he called. I just have to try not to think about it. But I guess he's asleep now for the first time since he left.
How r u?
Hi, yes I am glad to have found someone whos son is on the same ship/div as my son. My son also left on the 17th, I received the call that night and yesterday received the box, but still no letter :/. Cant wait for that so we can book airline tickets, but I need to confirm the PIR date first. There is alot of great information on this site for PIR weekend. I am doing as well as can be expected, Simon is my only son so it has been way too quiet around my house. But as long as he is ok I will be ok :). How are ya'll adjusting? his siblings must miss him as well. It sure is a hard adjustment. I wrote a letter to him last night and told him I connected with a mom and gave him your sons first name and told him they should look out for each other as I am sure they all are doing anyway. Well, we will have to keep in touch and I will for sure see you in 7weeks :)
Hello Jordansmom, nice to meet up with someone who is on the same time line with our sons!! Waiting for the letter to come soon, so I can write and send him phone cards. I am looking forward to touching base with you!
I'm actually doing great! Trying to stay busy. I do work outside the house & that is helping.. Yea. The first call, the "I'm here" call, doesn't last more than 15 seconds:(. Mine was about 10 seconds: "Mom, I'm here. You'll get my box with information in it within 2 weeks. And that's all I've gotta say right now. Talk to you later." They're moving them along like cattle because the RDC's have SO much to cover!.. Yes. A letter will come before a call, usually about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. I think the boys' first letter writing opportunity will be Sunday, but it could be the following Sunday:(.. I'm a planner too, Girl, & it's driving me CRAZY not knowing much!!.. Have a awesome day!
WOW! I'll be praying for you to get through these next few months.. I have a 16 year old still at home who's talking about the Air Force. I actually don't know what I'd do without him still around.. But I have 2 years to prepare myself for when he leaves the nest:)
Yes. I will be at graduation. If my calculations are correct it should be September 14th..? My husband, my mom, & his mom will be there too.
Last night's dinner was short but wonderful! My MIL got to join us also. He had to be back at the hotel for a meeting at 8:30, so my husband took him back. - He'll be at MEPS today & fly out this evening..I'm doing ok, but do miss him.
My other son will still be home for 2 more years & will keep me very busy with all his activities. Hoping that will keep my mind occupied..
How are you doing:)...
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