This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
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 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). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
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.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
NO MASK, NO ENTRY
**UPDATE - 2020**
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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.
You are very welcome. Yes it is. I have a few favorites as well and I love going up north. Right now I wish it would rain more as it is very humid out here for the last couple of days. But then I remember the ugly heat that we get and I'm thankful for the humidity. Lol
What part of Texas are you in? I have family in Ft. Worth and my son went to A school in San Antonio. I love San Antonio. It is so pretty there and we all had a blast when we were there.
Welcome Grafted-n-Grace and welcome to our group. I love your name that you picked. We are glad that you are here. When you can come and post on the comment wall of the boot camp for moms group. You will find a lot of support on there and a lot of great information for you.
For those of you who have USPS Informed Delivery, I received an email today that they are discontinuing the App as of 6/12/2021 and you have to download theUSPS Informed Delivery Mobile Appto your phone. I just did it and the process is pretty simple.
If you sign up for the informed delivery app then you will be able to see what mail you have coming every day. It's pretty neat.
Have you heard from your loved one yet? How are you doing? No question is ever dumb and someone will answer you.
Grafted-n-Grace, I am glad to see that you joined the BC Mom group and I have accepted you into the Christian Navy Moms group. Please feel free to come by both of the groups and introduce yourself. - On the BC Mom group be sure to scroll past the information in the middle of the page, past the discussion and then you will find the Comment Wall. That is where we do our daily chatter.
Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.
Then jump right in! Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.
Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!
Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor. Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!
Your NAVYforMoms Admins
Please note - there are blue hyperlinks up above. Click on them and they will take you directly to the groups.