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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Contract Forum (11)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Discharge or contract cancelled?

Hi. My son was recently accepted in the Navy.  He passed physical exam, passed several background screenings, signed contract as IS and swo…

Started by alexandrapr

8 Jul 24, 2022
Reply by AKA-PJ

Can the Navy "break" its contract?

I am angry, frustrated, and more angry. My son signed up for cyber security training and left for bootcamp at the end of June. After 4 week…

Started by AKA-PJ

0 Jul 24, 2022

Need advice on how to help son get his rate ( or one close to the original one)

Hello.  Our son entered DEP last August as he started his senior year in high school. He graduated, attended all DEP meetings, got into sha…

Started by fayegirrl4*

0 Oct 24, 2016

After A school for Hospital Corpsman

Hello, My son is at Fort Sam in San antonio Texas. He called today today he got his first orders. He has scored high on all his exams while…

Started by NavyMom1108

1 Jan 29, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

two contract questions

Are there any 2 year active +  6 years IRR contracts available in the Navy? and Can parents be there when the contract is negotiated and si…

Started by nw2this

3 Nov 3, 2012
Reply by sailorwifenmom

Navy Reserves (FTS) vs Active Duty designation on Contract

Okay, I have been reseaching like crazy for my son before he joins so that he makes sure he is armed with knowledge and information when he…

Started by Connie821

11 Aug 8, 2012
Reply by Connie821

long forms

how do you deal with not getting your daughter's long form

Started by Chibi's mom ship11,div133

7 Mar 29, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant


I have a couple of questions for anyone that can help! My husband went through MEPS today and got a great score on ASVAB and passed the phy…

Started by AviationWife

4 Jan 2, 2012
Reply by countrywoods

Need some plain talk about contracts . . .

My son started working with a recruiter before graduating high school this year and we had a pretty good handle on the process for getting…

Started by exxie

6 Jul 21, 2011
Reply by gddz

pay stubs

My husband is currently in boot camp and I'm wanting/needing to move to an apartment (its just me and my 6 month daughter here and the hous…

Started by Emma

7 Sep 22, 2010
Reply by kmturli


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