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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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 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.
Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). I suggest "Just My Friends" since you have chosen to include pics of your loved one on your My Page. (You can remove the pics to increase PERSEC by making change 5 if you choose.)
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 loved one.
Our son is on the USS Arleigh Burke. They leave tomorrow for about 6 months or so. He is a GSE FR. Its a lot of hard work dealing with the old destroyers I guess. We are looking forward to going out to Norfolk when the ship comes back to port. I did hook up with a lady that rents out her house. I guess its directly across the bay from the base. We are just hoping that we have enough of a heads up to get the house rented and get ourselves out there to see them come in. This is all very new for us so its nice to talk to a veteran Mom. Our son enlisted right out of high school.
I'm glad that you are doing better. I'm still checking the calendars for Saturday. I am getting things ready for the week. So far have Meetings and church 3-4 days. Hope that I can keep it all straight. :)
did you son mention that the sailors on Enterprise need any supplies? I joined Molly's Adopt a Sailor and that group mentioned that the sailors on the ships in Japan needed stuff because they were giving everything they had to the people in Japan.
What if we have people bring stuff to the next lunch and contribute to the shipping? Would you ship them to him (then you wouldn't have to give out his address) and have him distribute stuff?
The eyes are doing well. Had a great check up, and now get to pick out frames and then in about a week I will really be able to SEE!!!!
I won't be able to go to the next meet either. We are at a wedding that my son is standing up in. (Actually, we are friends with the grooms family.)
We might be able to see our daughter and little grandson, too. Time will tell.
School has been hectic. I'll be optimistic, and say that I can't wait for things to settle down. :)
Morning, thanks for the reminder. Things are so hectic here. My parents are staying with my sister, so I'm not sure when they will get here. My one son is leaving Mon. to go to China to teach English as a Second Language.
I'm also a little down because I think that my sailor is going through a difficult time.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all again and some pictures!
Eric is in the Special Forces. So, there is very little to ZERO information about his job that he is allowed to give out. Maybe, with the flights being what they are, the boys might be on the same flight. Eric will be heading to Virginia as well and since flights are at a premium, they may be heading to either Germany or Amsterdam first, before heading to the USA. I can't remember the last time Eric wore an uniform on a flight, so picking him out amoung the other passengers would be nearly impossible (other than the fact that he looks like any other Scandinavanian, blue eyes/blond hair) not to mention that he pronounces Minnesota with a very LONG "O". LOL I wish them both a safe flight home and for you, Jody, give you son a hug for me too!!