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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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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Life Goes On (after Boot Camp, And PIR) (32)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

when do they come home from BC?

My boyfriend graduates nov. 1st. And he said hed be home nov. 4th or 5th, but Ive heard they dont come home that soon after BC. HELP.!!

Started by Aubrey

5 Oct 22, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

days off after boot camp

 MY GRANDSON GRADUATES ON OCT 18, but he tells me he only gets 3 hours of liberty before he has to report to training center. IS this all t…

Started by shirley

2 Sep 11, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

Engagement and marriage , please help!

So my (new) fiancé is in basic right now and with 9/27 as his PIR date , he is a nuke so he will go to A school for six months in SC , I ha…

Started by DavidsGirl

1 Sep 10, 2013
Reply by Anti M

After A School

Hello! My son just graduated from A School at the end of April. He told me he is getting assigned to San Diego. Does anyone know if he will…

Started by Natasha

1 Jul 15, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

Wife of a US Navy Sailor, PIR on May 3, Div 176 ship 14

Hello everyone this is me, Marika again.  However, this time, i am no longer wife of a US Navy to be, but a new US Navy Sailor.  His gradua…

Started by Mia the US Navy wife

12 May 10, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

How long between boot camp graduation and A School?

Does anyone know how much time I can plan on spending with my son after boot camp graduation, before he heads to A school? Thanks for any i…

Started by Amy

3 Dec 9, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant

What to bring my SR for A school?

What can we bring to her when we come for PIR for her to take to A school. Her laptop? phone? set of civilian clothes? We don't want her to…

Started by navyparentsmizell

3 Nov 22, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant

A school

My daughter is going to San Antonio for A school. She is MA. I saw on here nothing about MA school in San Antonio??? Could she not be going…

Started by SailorTailorsMom

3 Nov 1, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant

A school and moving??

Hi, I am married and my SR is in boot camp.I have reserved my rooms and have started to pick out my outfit for PIR but since I am trying to…

Started by taracottagreen

3 Sep 24, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant

Information About Wearing Rings

I was thinking about getting my boyfriend of 2 years a promise ring for Christmas. He said they were permitted to wear a maximum of three r…

Started by ChyanAlyse

4 Sep 16, 2012
Reply by Ashley-PO2 Spouse


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