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 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).  


RTC Graduation

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

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer 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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Advice Forum (1,007)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Boot Camp pay question

Can anyone tell me how pay will work, my sr left 8/28 for boot camp. His recruiter made it sound as if his 1st pay would be on the 15th, an…

Started by corbie (Ship 12 Div 047)

4 Dec 3, 2018
Reply by ellen0502

Just starting. Looking for any Navy mom wisdom.

My son will be going to MEPS in the morning. He is still a senior in high school so he will be in the DEP. He will be given his job options…

Started by Justasailorsmom

2 Oct 25, 2018
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Boot Camp During the Holidays...

Hi All, Looking for general information.  My daughter is scheduled to ship 11/12 which means she will be at boot camp for Thanksgiving and…

Started by mommimindix4

5 Oct 2, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Sending a Package to Yokosuka?

Hi All,  My brother is stationed in Yokosuka (on base, not on a ship yet). We would like to send him care package for Thanksgiving/Christma…

Started by navysis030495

2 Sep 19, 2018
Reply by Anti M

Concerned mom

Daughter left 8-15. Got a letter today. She is mentally freaking out. Any ideas of what to do?

Started by Mom2Navygirl

6 Sep 13, 2018
Reply by DonnaCatLover

Son sick and tired of hurting since 2018 Jan.

Hello Ladies,  please please I need guidance on how to help my son whom is station in Norfolk Va deal with the Navy healhcare  . Since Jan…

Started by kneewarrior

0 Aug 28, 2018

Question regarding a dependent child statement.

My son is set to go to MEPS on July 23 & 24th.  He has a 7 month old daughter who is in the sole custody of her mother, my son and the…

Started by Gardengirl64

3 Jul 16, 2018
Reply by Anti M

Family day

My sons PIR is July 6th when is family day held?

Started by DiggasMom

5 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

What can I expect for OCS Graduation in Newport

Hi everybody, Hope this finds you and your Sailor in the best of spirits. I trying to stay positive and not over think  things to much as t…

Started by C-mom20149618

1 Jun 14, 2018
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Basic ?

Do all SRs go to Great Lakes for BC?

Started by Julie

1 Jun 11, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant


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