This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**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).  

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.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.


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 is no 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.

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Watch Pass in Review LIVE!

Watch our recruits graduate live on Friday at 0845 Central Standard Time.
Follow the link and join the chat at Click here  T
he video will display under Live Events during broadcast.  For more information about Pass-in-Review (PIR), click here.


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New Prayer Request for Yvonne!!

Posted by John and Yvonne on October 1, 2022 at 1:56pm 3 Comments

Prayer request for Yvonne!

After 8 months of what we hoped was recovery and healing...and God has done some awesome things! We thank Him for everything that He has blessed us with in her recovery so far. Last Saturday…


Prayer for Yvonne's Feet and Legs

Posted by John and Yvonne on September 21, 2022 at 9:40pm 1 Comment

For those of you who have been praying for Yvonne and me through Yvonne's surgery and recovery, please pray for us. Tonight we really feel the need for prayer. Yvonne has been walking a lot and I've been posting about it with a lot of…


Appointment with Yvonne's surgeon in the morning

Posted by John and Yvonne on September 6, 2022 at 9:24pm 4 Comments

I have a prayer request for those of you who have been praying for Yvonne and me. Tomorrow we go see Yvonne's surgeon (perhaps for the last time). This recovery has been very hard and the longer it goes the harder it seems to be. Not just…


Little Nervous, Big Proud

Posted by Sarie on September 3, 2022 at 11:14pm 5 Comments

My oldest son has been considering joining up since he graduated high school in June, 2020. After a couple years of college, he finally made up his mind. Last week, he took a ride with his recruiter down to MEPS San Diego and took the Oath of… Continue

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