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.
Hi Friends, I'm am the Navy Mom who makes ribbons and many other items you have heard about. The ribbons are to wear to PIR (and Meet and Greet). They are a great way to show how proud you are of your sailor and also a great way to recognize other members of N4M's. Most divisions order the Navy colored ribbons with gold or silver letters. They are not too frilly so they are suitable for men as well. The 800 divisions usually order black with gold letters. If you want ribbons make sure you order them at least a week before you leave for PIR so you get them on time. I can do overnight shipping but it is about $18.00 so it is best to order early. I take checks, money orders and PayPal. Send me a friend request and I will send you the info for ordering the ribbons. You can see sample pics of the ribbons and many of the other items I make here on my page or you can visit my facebook page and my website.Check out My Face Book page: Unique Memory Makers, be sure and "like" my page. You can also get to my facebook page through a link on my website.
Our Navy Journey:
I have a daughter who joined the Navy in April 2010, she had PIR in July, and was on a chartered flight to Pensacola. She was in the performing division at boot camp and was in the choir. She got engaged right after boot camp and got married during A-school. She is now finished with school and is an AO. Her husband left for boot camp 4 days after they got married and is now finished with school. They are currently based in VA. If you have any questions at all I am happy to help just let me know.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP---- Sometime during the summer months or even before check out the group Navy for Mom's Holiday Project. Each year they choose a group of sailors to send Christmas stockings filled with goodies. You can get your friends, your church, your local schools to help and maybe next year we will have so many people helping that we can do more than one ship. How awesome would that be. It doesn't matter if you can send one box or 50. All is greatly appreciated. And it is so much fun. We made our own Christmas cards to send with the 15 stockings and goodie bags that our family did together. We had a great time doing it and you will too.
You may contact me here on N4M's by sending me a friend request or you can send me a message on my FaceBook page. You can also send me a private email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you and would be happy to make ribbons for you to wear to PIR and show support for your Sailor. Thanks so much :-)
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Cherish every minute you have with your sailor. Expect things to not go as planned and be very flexible. Look forward to the next adventure your sailor will have..... I repeat Be Flexible.... Expect craziness and hope and pray for calmness. And One more thing.... Do Not try to drive 16 hours up and 18 hours back by your self in 3 days!!!!!! IT is CrAzy.... I recommend You FLY :)
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
order is in now lala u know that darn computer got the best of me.Must be my nerves lol I could not get a delivered date on my ribbons ordered 4 for 4-10-15 will I get them on time.leaving 4-07-15 thank you paige
Hello, I just learned about your wonderful ribbons and was wondering if it would be at all possible to still get them for the 7/18 PIR. I am willing to pay the overnight fees. A friend request has already been sent. :)