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 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.
tlb.....r, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)
Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.
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.
Aloha GMA; My Sailor seems to know he has to go to the office to get the CD, but he has been detailing out at Coronado and hasn't been around to get it. He is notorious for not following through on this stuff. Thanks for your help! I've got one serving in the AF who recently trsfrd to Korea and my baby has flown the coop. Life is rough for a stalker mom, but at least they know I care. :-) Jill
Hi Terry - checking in to see how you are doing? Were you able to order the dvd from PIR? I'm so sorry that you weren't able to make it :( We had a nice time in Chicago - it was cold but we survived! It was nice having our Sailor home for Christmas, but boy the time flew by fast! He flew out this morning for Charleston - he'll be there for his nuke school for about a year and a half......keep in touch and hopefully when we have the next Inland Empire gathering you can make it! Hooyah!
Hi Terry - everything is going to be good! Glad your party went well. Brett just called me and he is finishing up a few things and getting ready to head to the recruiters with his girlfriend. I'm gonna work part of the day and hopefully hubby will get off early so we can head down to San Diego.....(Gotta admit I teared up a bit talking to him just now - specially when I told him to give the dog an extra hug! LOL). Remember YGT! Hugs to you!!
Hi Terry - sounds like you have a busy day today! Enjoy your dinner with your grandson. Boy this weekend has gone by way too fast! Son and girlfriend are getting ready to head to Long Beach for their nice dinner. We've finished getting all his stuff together. He just needs to make a couple of phone calls to some family members (and his little brother!) I've got my camera all charged up so I can get lots of pictures at the swearing in. I even spent time yesterday with Brett making sure I know how to email them. I shouldn't have any problem getting pictures to you! Make sure you let him know that I will be taking pictures so he doesn't think I'm some crazy stalker lady! It's all good -remember YGT! I'll be in touch after Tuesday! Hugs to you! Debbie
Another thing - I saw your question about the calling cards and I see Lemonelephant gave you the info for calls for recruits. If you do go out and buy a calling card (Target,Walmart,CVS) just make sure that it is for "payphones" not for cell phones! I got some calling cards from the calls for recruits but I am also going to buy another card just to be safe!
Our son is also being dropped off on the 22nd at the recruiters - his girlfriend is doing that. Then that night she, my hubby and I are going to San Diego to spend the night. Our son is fine with us going. We will be able to take him out to dinner and then on Tuesday we will go to MEPS for the swearing in. Our plan after that is to go the airport and wait with him there until he flies out. Our youngest son is not going - he is at college and can't get away. Maybe if you talk to your grandson again he might change his mind. Let me know his name (first name only unless you send me a private message!) and I will try to take a couple of pictures of him swearing in just in case you don't go. Hopefully it will work out and you can go - let's stay in touch.
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