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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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 rmwjcpa- thought I would send you a message. Let me know if you would ever like to get together for coffee. It would be fun to connect with someone from this area. I am a teacher here in Newberg, and now I'm off for the summer. Sot it's easy for me to meet you somewhere. Isn't it great now that we can look forward to our boys coming home. We are so excited!
Thank you for your response, My son is turning 25 this August so I understand where you are coming from mine did a lot of unnecessary spending when he got out of College and was making that paycheck too he will come around and understand that saving his money will benefit him. When he get his ship assignment he will be responsible for paying for his ship meals when they are underway. so that comes from his pay automatically. So he will understand. Others around may step up and explain a lot of things to him too. Good luck with your son. If you would like to talk I am here. just friend me if you would like. Daphane
We weren't here when he called so he tried to call our daughter but she wasn't there to answer it either. He did leave a message on our home phone. He had called asking for information apparently for one of the forms they have to fill out. He sounded tired and said BC wasn't so bad. I'm staying close to the phone today so maybe he will get a chance to call again. I really hope you get to hear from your son soon. I know how hard it is waiting especially when you hear about others being able to call. It was hard for me when people were saying that they had gotten calls last Sunday already. My husband said it has a lot to do with the drill sargeant they get. (Or whatever they are called in the Navy.) I will be sending good thoughts your way this weekend and hoping you hear from your son soon.
I have been to Portland OR a couple of times and really liked it there! The scenery was much prettier than Dallas! I noticed that you crochet - I like to knit but do not have enough time for it. I used to work in tax prep but work for a large company as an analyst role now.
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