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.
Hi Chrissey! I'm a new member and live in Laconia NH as well! My son left for bootcamp on October 2, 2012. His PIR date is Nov. 30th. I am too so very proud of my son David!! He was adamant about joining the Navy to serve our country, have a brighter future, make my father proud (just before my father passed my son stood by his papa's bedside and said to him "Papa, I love you very much, and I'm gonna make you so proud, I'm going in the Navy" It was the most bittersweet moment (My dad was a very proud Marine...he was in Korea in the 50's). I haven't gotten any letters yet, and only the "call" when he arrived. I miss him soooooo much, as we spoke several times a day, I saw him everyday. It's so hard. I'm sure he is doing fine. I just want to hear one little word!! How did you get thru your son"s bootcamp? Were is he now? It's nice to connect with another Navy mom, especially one that lives in the same City!!!
hi! nice to hear from you! I am trying to stay busy too..It is hard not to be able to hear my sons voice or see him regularly ..I haven't got the "box" yet..and now i'm hearing calls will only be allowed on Christmas if they have deserved them..lot to learn on here..and yes my son has his wisdom teeth..had no idea about that!! I hope ur son doesn't have to worry about having his removed!! One day at a time..;-)
hey! sorry about the call..yes I could tell they were prob told what to say..mine said he was doing good..he sounded ok..I am going to be waiting for the form letter getting his address soon! will try to send pics..and will be hoping to uplift him at Christmas!! I hope u get a longer call nxt time And I definitely hope they call on Christmas!!!! keep ur head up and I will be checking this site frequently..nice to have people to share stuff with and keep educated..lots of info on here!!!!
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!