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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Advice Forum (1,001)

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Suggestions On When To Purchase Airline Tickets? (March 19, 2010 Graduation)

Hi Everyone - I'm new to the site and just wish that I had more time to spend reading all of the great information.   We are traveling from…

Started by Kelley's Aunt (USS GW)

3 Feb 4, 2010
Reply by Kelley's Aunt (USS GW)

Separation Aniexty

My son left for boot camp on Jan.20,10, I can't stop thinking about him or wondering what is happening. Did any of you have this feeling an…

Started by Shonda

12 Feb 2, 2010
Reply by Shonda


My husband is in "A School" in South Carolina and I'm hoping to find out today when He can come get me and our daughter and move us up ther…

Started by Kelli_wife of JP

5 Feb 2, 2010

Lasik eye surgery - Seals

My son is in the process of joining the Navy.  I am very proud of him.  He wants to be a Navy seal.  He knows it will be hard work.  Questi…

Started by Flute76

11 Jan 31, 2010
Reply by Flute76

My twin boys have to take ASVAB again!! Please advise of anything I can do!

We are all squared away now! Yeah!     I just talked to the recruiter.  My sons took the ASVAB at their high school - one this year and one…

Started by idahojeep

13 Jan 29, 2010
Reply by idahojeep

Trying to contact daughter

Hi!   My daughter was taken off her ship and sent back to San Diego for medical treatment on 1/21/10. The only thing I know is that she is…

Started by Lynnetta

5 Jan 26, 2010

First Deployment

Any advice about coping with this would be greatly appreciated.

Started by DianeLS7

5 Jan 19, 2010

After 1/15/10 PIR What items are allowed

Hi, we're going to see my son PIR on 1/15/10 and he is considered a Grab n Go but is staying there in Great Lakes. I need to know if I can…

Started by Tim'sMomfromTexas

1 Jan 15, 2010

First pay check

My son was added to my bank account before he left for BC, and he took the routing number, account number, bank info, with he left. We dit…

Started by Diane

4 Jan 12, 2010
Reply by Anti M

What to expect on the day my Son leaves for Boot Camp

My Son will be leaving on Jan 20. We all want to see him off. Do we just go to meps??? Help Thanks

Started by debbie

1 Jan 8, 2010
Reply by Brenda Sue


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