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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Homecoming! (27)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

FMLA covered leave for attending 'military-sponsored functions'

Hi Everyone, I know the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows leave for military family members to attend 'military-sponsored functions' (…

Started by MrsREC

6 Sep 20, 2017
Reply by Vetmom

How to contact Ombudsman

Can someone assist?  Our sailor is coming home soon and we are planning on going to homecoming.  He has told us that he put us on the Ombud…

Started by Day73smile

0 Jun 4, 2017

Home coming San Diego

My daughter is returning home on the Theodore Roosevelt and I'm hoping to get some details for the Homecoming in San Diego. What time? What…

Started by Pattie629

3 Nov 23, 2015
Reply by Pattie629

underway returning

My new sailor son is returning from his first "underway" .Does anyone know if there are usually any special welcoming events.. or what to e…

Started by miss deb

1 Sep 25, 2015
Reply by Anti M


When are the sailors able to come back home after Boot Camp

Started by 2kmom

12 Aug 18, 2015
Reply by lemonelephant

My sailor son coming home after PIR

Hi, So good to know that my sailor will be home after his pir...I am so so proud of him!!! NAVY is the best place to be for our sons/daught…

Started by proudmom306

1 Apr 24, 2015
Reply by lemonelephant

What is involved for the families when a ship comes home? And how to get specific info from Navy

Hi Navy moms, My son will be back from his 1st deployment in November.  I am trying to get information on what the families do.  I watched…

Started by cevans

3 Sep 19, 2014
Reply by BunkerQB

homecoming attendance question

This will be our first home coming, and we can't wait! My question is we have a foreign exchange student and her name is not on our sailor…

Started by MoneyPenny

3 Sep 19, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

South Florida Honor Flight - May 31st, 2014

Dear Navy Moms, Last year in October, I had the honor and privilege of being a part of an amazing event, called the Honor Flight.  It's an…

Started by Redfly

0 Mar 25, 2014

Coming home from Deployment

Hello everyone. I am new here. My son is scheduled to come home from deployment very soon and I want to plan something special as we haven'…

Started by Jay's Mom

1 Mar 3, 2014
Reply by J/J Mom


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