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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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.
My son's name is Mike Schneider. What is your son's name? Have a wonderful time out there. There is a possibility that my husband & I might be able to fly out early next week to visit Michael, if we can get affordable flight rates at this late date, as well as a place to stay. Our travel agent is working on it, & we'll know more by the end of the week. I'll keep you posted if anything develops, maybe, if things work out, we'll see you out there!
Contact Chris--she is close to you and the Arvada recruiters. She helps put together a lot of Molly's Adopt a Sailor packing parties and is just the greatest person. I was lucky to meet her a year ago when we got together for our first "nationwide" packing party. I'm down in Illinois by St. Louis.
Hi--sorry I missed you on chat. My son is also an MM sub.
Don't know how far you are from Arvada, but there are some great moms over there. I met them last May at a packing party. Look up the Colorado state group. Also check out Molly's Adopt a Sailor--it keeps me occupied!
Hello Lion: Wow your day is almost here, I am so excited for you!!!!. My sons PIR is 4/2
I wanted to say hello and wish you well in your travels.
Your son already completed his Battle Satations I would imagine. How was that, I bet he will have some stories to share once he gets home. Will you get time with him once he graduates? My son will be a grad n go ;( but we will get to see him after A school ;)
Again, Congratulations and Best to you and yours. God Bless and take care.
Glad to see you have a PIR date, my Son is also on Ship 3 but division 139 and not as of today I did not get his PIR :-( patinece....nor his box....but I guess I am in a hurry to see his dirty clothes....Glad you can start making the travel arrangements, :) you will have to let me know how it goes......Proud of your Son, Take Care and Travel Safe
Hi again Lion55's mom! I laughed at your last post -- about your son learning to fold clothes, etc. --- we cleaned out his room before he left and I kept telling him it looked like an episode of "Hoarders" ... lol :) My personal e-mail address is Kmil65@hotmail.com ... feel free to write me there any time, may be easier than this huge forum (I have trouble navigating it too!) ... sounds like we are on the same journey since our kids left at the same time. Take care and I hope to hear from you soon!