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.
I would be having a much harder time with this is Dave were younger or my first child to leave home. Glad you caught that call. Too bad the little brothers didn't get to hear his voice, too. Are they doing better? We've all made it half way now! Hooyah! Dave's nine year old niece goes to the mailbox every day and cries because she hasn't gotten anything from him yet.
I missed my SR's call last night. I was vacuuming at my Mom's and didn't hear my cell phone. He left a message though. So nice to hear his voice and know that he's ok.
You got a phone call. That's awesome! I'm still waiting for one. I think he may have had his turn and used it to call his girlfriend. They've been dating for almost 3 years. Are you going to PIR? My older sons and I are going to drive down from MN. We're staying at the Courtyard Marriott and planning to go to Sarge's meet and greet on the 3rd. Hope to have a chance to meet you in person in Chicago!
I got a call last night...so excited to hear his voice !! He says it is alot of work. but doing well. He says he loves all the letters I have been sending. I told him about this website and he said that all the guys talk about it...he said the same about the last names. His last name is White.
Hi jenny116. Haven't heard from you since they split the SRs into divisions. Just wanted to stop by and say hello and see how it's going? I've had 3 letters so far and Dave seems to be doing well. How about your son?
On November 30, 2012 fifteen divisions will be graduating, therefore RTC will enforce the following policy: ALL GUESTS, including Active Duty/Retired Military Personnel and those ages 3 and older must be on the access list. (Children 2 and under do not need to be on the access list) Individuals not on the access list will NOT be able to enter the drill hall and we do NOT have a standby list.
In addition please plan on arriving at least 2 hours before the ceremony, which begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Graduation Day Schedule 6:30 am: RTC gate opens to guests. 7:00 am: Ceremonial drill hall doors open to guests. 8:45 am: All guests must be seated. 9:00 am: Pass-In-Review commences. 9:20 am: Divisions arrive. 10:30 am: Pass-In-Review concludes. This policy will also be enforced for all graduations beginning January 1st, 2013. Thanks to all for your continued support of Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp!
I have been told various things about the age, some areas say under 12 don't need to be on the list others have told me that it has changed to 2 years old and younger. I have 3 children and 2 stepchildren
I heard from Austin's Recruiter that his PIR is Jan 4th
You have his address? Good for you! I'm still waiting for Dave's. If it doesn't come tomorrow I will call the recruiter on Friday. I thought maybe the holiday on Mon. delayed the form letter. It's starting to sink in that he's really gone. :( But it's all good. They're out there going for it, making a life for themselves.