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

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Visits to A-school in SC; advice about cars/taxis?

Hi everyone, this is my first post here and I"m not even sure I'm putting this under the right forum.   One of my best male friends (we hav…

Started by andare

1 Aug 10, 2012
Reply by char2008

Tinker AF base here we come!!!!!

Midwest? Air Force base? really? haha...not what we planned but very excited!! My wife graduates from 'A' school on May 26th!! 34 years old…

Started by navymalespouse

6 Jul 2, 2012
Reply by navymalespouse

Living with your husband during A school

Hi I really miss my husband we have been married one month before he left to boot camp and will be  starting A school that following weeken…

Started by casner79

16 Mar 31, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant

Gate Pass at Airport after Graduation & Items to Bring

My son called one Sunday and said we could meet him at the gate when he flies to Nuke School in SC.  He said we could hand him suitcase of…

Started by Brian's Mom USS Ronald Reagan

3 Aug 10, 2011
Reply by BunkerQB

Pensacola A-School Graduation..what's next?

Hi all, New here :) My son will be graduating from A-school 8/5/11 in Pensacola, Fl. Anyone know when  and if he will get leave? If so when…

Started by Kimnsc

3 Jul 27, 2011
Reply by Kimnsc

"A" School for IT

Hi....I'm new here so please bear with me because I don't know what I'm talking about...LOL.  My son leaves for bootcamp 9/15/11.  After he…

Started by Invisible12

6 Jun 11, 2011
Reply by travelmom

visiting & living with husband during IT A-School? help!

My husband graduates boot camp May 26th & is going down to Pensacola the next morning at 2 am for IT A-School. He wants me to fly down…

Started by navywife1711

3 May 10, 2011
Reply by navywife1711

After BC durning Liberty...

I would like to know what the rules are as fas as after basic go like when he gets to hang out with me (his girlfriend) and his family??? L…

Started by SailorsPrincess

4 Apr 7, 2011
Reply by Anti M

Cell Phone during "A" School.

My boyfriend just graduated from boot camp on 8/6/10 and he is going to "A" School today, he is staying in GL for it. And i seen someone's…

Started by Danyle :)

5 Sep 14, 2010
Reply by Who

can a sailor communicate in A school

My boyfriend just graduated from bootcamp 08/06/2010 . And have not heard from him since the day that normal....I am really wor…

Started by sydney

2 Sep 5, 2010
Reply by sydney


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