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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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 (: I'm Alycia ! I'm 20 years old & currently in Community College studying to become a Speech Pathologist. One more year then Off to Grad School I go !
Michael is a Nuke in A School in Charleston. He barely began his Navy career this past July 2013. He shipped out to Boot Camp on the 16th of July, & graduated September 13th.
Our journey together started a few months ago back in March, where we became the best of friends, then falling in love, & here we are now. Although we haven't been together for very long, it still seems like it has been years. Navy Life & Navy Love is definitely something I must get used to. It's hard to accept that he will not be by my side everyday, but I know our Love is always going to keep us together <3 I may be young, but I definitely know what I want & where I stand in my Life. I will one day be a NAVY WIFE<3 But until then, & even after .. I will be the Anchor that holds him down no matter what. I loved him before the Uniform, & I'll love him forever after.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
To be strong for him. I've realized the Navy will forever be apart of our lives as we grow together. The lifestyle is new to me, but I am willing to make any sacrifices for my sailor. I love him, & I cannot wait to see where the Navy will take us & our future family.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
I saw your post about getting to and from airports. I'm not sure about the area you're traveling to, but I would try to see if there's a "Go Express" there. We use them in Great Lakes for transportation to and from the airports. It's cheaper than a taxi and reliable. Check to see if your hotel offers a shuttle. And lastly, I would look into renting a car. Most places offer cheap military discounts or offer cheap rates anyway. If you find a good deal, renting a car could actually be your cheapest option, and you'd be able to use it with your sailor.