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 7/16/2021**




**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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Pre-graduation jitters

My son is supposed to be graduating this Friday from boot camp and I haven’t heard from him in almost two weeks… I got to see a few pics th…

Started by Thora

2 May 6
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Belated birthday

My son birthday wax April 26 I had a birthday angel to deliver his birthday gifts to him at A school. She sent birthday pictures and my boy…

Started by Stephanie

2 May 3
Reply by Stephanie

Sigh Of Relief

I had posted about my son being on ship 5 for legal holding for giving his bunkmate an ibuprofen. Well yesterday he calls and say mom my ch…

Started by Stephanie

6 Apr 23
Reply by Stephanie

New Navy Mom

Thanks for all comments from earlier post. I found out that letters, money, etc. was sent to quarantine ship, so everything will be delayed…

Started by Natasha

0 Apr 22

Birthday Boy

My sons birthday is in 5 days and I asked him what he will like? He said just to be able to hug you mom and hug dad. I wish that could happ…

Started by Stephanie

0 Apr 21

Better Days Are Coming

After getting all of you all input about my sons legal holding at GL I begin thinking about how God makes no mistakes. It just was not my s…

Started by Stephanie

2 Apr 20
Reply by Stephanie

Already feelin it!

My son just passed his MEPS a couple days ago. He was able to request a later ship out date and he got September 9.  Even though BC is 4 1/…

Started by SavedByGrace

4 Apr 19
Reply by SavedByGrace

Ship 5

My son just graduated bootcamp and he went to legal holding. He thought he was there waiting on A school come to find out an incident that…

Started by Stephanie

16 Apr 19
Reply by Stephanie

Where to start?

Hello everyone, new to group. Thank you for the add. My daughter is graduating from college in May and reports to OCS mid June. This has be…

Started by MhdMom26

10 Apr 13
Reply by MhdMom26

Thank you for the support

My child has just started the enlistment process and I am so terrified. Probably the scariest time of my life, and I really appreciate all…

Started by Scared2letuhavehim

0 Mar 23


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