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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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Boot Camp Forum (1,590)

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Battle Stations Last Night?

Anybody heard from their recruit today re: Battlestations? We're still waiting to hear from my son, division 139. They had battle stations…

Started by Storymom

12 Apr 15, 2008
Reply by Navy for Moms Admin

The countdown for graduation...

Flash Toys At

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

49 Apr 15, 2008
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

So what is Battle Stations anyways?

As taken from the Navy Training Command website... Battle Stations 21 Battle Stations 21 is part of an $82.5 million facility at the Na…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

0 Apr 14, 2008

51 signed up for dinner on Thursday, April 24th - Will you be joining us?

6 days to go ladies!!! Have you let me know how many seats to save for your family for dinner on Thursday night? I have reserved a room fo…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

56 Apr 10, 2008

Does Boot Camp forward mail to "A" school?

Does anyone know what happens to a recruit's mail once they graduate? Is it forwarded to their "A" school? The good news is we are getting…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

11 Apr 9, 2008
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

Skybus tickets?

The airline industry is not off to a good start this month! ATTA and Ahola Airlines both stop operations to Hawaii in the same week and now…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

6 Apr 7, 2008
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick


Another mom from another forum, (actually the Navy website forum for parents) posted this last night. A guy in her son's division is lonely…

Started by Storymom

31 Mar 31, 2008
Reply by Storymom

Anyone have a child in DIV 169 Ship 11?

Just looking for a mom with a child in the same division to connect with.

Started by Pat L. in IL

3 Mar 19, 2008
Reply by Pat L. in IL

Liberty rules for Graduation Weekend...

Rules for Recruits on Liberty LIBERTY INFORMATION Liberty is ‘time off’ from the daily routine. Graduating Sailors will be granted libert…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

0 Mar 13, 2008

Time for St. Patrick Day cards!

We are not Irish but they always have so many fun/silly St. Patty Day cards available. Any excuse to make our recruits smile works for me!…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

19 Mar 10, 2008
Reply by Melissa Greenfield


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