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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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 (1,008)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Basic ?

Do all SRs go to Great Lakes for BC?

Started by Julie

1 Jun 11, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

New mom whose son just arrived in Naples Italy...

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I was just wondering if anyone has a son or daughter stationed in Naples, Italy? My son has only been th…

Started by jule

1 Jun 6, 2018
Reply by Suwigg (Mom - LS2/Italy)

Sandboxx for travel?

Has anyone used the Sandboxx app to book their flights to PIR?  If so, what was your experienced?  Thank you.

Started by Sherri Mom 73

1 May 14, 2018
Reply by Phoenixmom

BAH and back pay questions

So the entire time my husband was in Great Lakes we couldn't ever get our paperwork filled out for me to be added to DEERS. I ended up goin…

Started by bekahjayne

0 May 8, 2018

Moving during A School

My husband just got to San Antonio for HM and I'm looking to move there to be closer will him. Will he be able to move in with me after a…

Started by bekahjayne

1 May 1, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Moment of Truth at Boot Camp...Now What?

Hi everyone,  I'm new here, but I'm looking for advice and help on what to expect. My younger brother just shipped out to boot camp at the…

Started by BrWV

5 Apr 17, 2018
Reply by mern

Thinking of joining

I’m 28. Married. Mom of 2. I am thinking of joining. I need all the info you can give me.

Started by Melissa

4 Apr 16, 2018
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Pensacola A School Graduation

Hi everyone! We went to our daughter's PIR Great Lakes and are planning to travel to Pensacola for her A school graduation next week.  Are…

Started by Holly

1 Apr 10, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant


We just got a call from my son who is set to graduate THIS FRIDAY!!! He just got separated. He is crushed and I am at a loss. The reason th…

Started by berlenza

12 Apr 2, 2018
Reply by Phoenixmom

Advice on PIR this Friday (3/9)

My son was originally scheduled for PIR on 2/9/18. However, he was ASMO'd because he failed his run, and his PIR was pushed back 4 weeks as…

Started by Beachmama68

4 Mar 16, 2018
Reply by Msbosssaye


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