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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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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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PIR---(Pass In Review) (500)

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Sarge's Meet and Greet

Our family lives about 12 hours from NRTC. I am wondering about the Sarge's Meet and Greet. I know we won't be able to see our sailor at th…

Started by Honey and Pops

2 Feb 21
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Transportation Needs..

Three of us will be flying in to Milwaukee on Wed. 2/6/19 and plan on using Sarge's Navy Taxi to get to the hotel and then back to Midway o…

Started by LSU~Navy~Mom

2 Jan 13
Reply by Californiamom

Question regarding Hotel stay for PIR for SR who is leaving to San Antonio next day

Hi There I have a General question regarding Hotel stay.  I booked a Hotel near GL base for graduation.  If my daughter is leaving the next…

Started by Wendy M

21 Jan 9
Reply by LSU~Navy~Mom

Hotel with screen to view graduation

Does anyone know of a hotel that has a big screen that they play graduation on for sure? I have 4 family members going that will not have t…

Started by Amy

1 Dec 17, 2018
Reply by Dyan

Bootcamp Official Photos

Hello Everyone,  Just a quick note to ask a couple of short questions that I haven’t been able to find elsewhere.   How do some of the peop…

Started by Missouri Girl

2 Nov 22, 2018
Reply by Missouri Girl

My experience at PIR June 22, 2018

Just returned from my son's PIR and wanted to share a few of my thoughts.  We had a wonderful time and I am extremely proud of my sailor!  …

Started by thescbelle

20 Oct 22, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Liberty after PIR

I have a question, if my son will be staying at GL for the next part of his training and not flying out anywhere, will he have the weekend…

Started by cwind8769100318

4 Oct 12, 2018
Reply by cwind8769100318

Ubering to PIR

So I can't drive well due to anxiety and even if I wanted to, I don't think I'll get access to a parking pas.  Are you able to reliably ge…

Started by Deva

0 Sep 9, 2018

What personal items should I take to graduating sailor?

Hi-- I am new to this site and I love it- so thank you in advance! I am headed to PIR in a few weeks and my daughter will be leaving for A…

Started by mtmama

2 Aug 29, 2018
Reply by Phoenixmom

PIR September 7, 2018

good morning! Can you tell me when the group for graduation date September 7th will be available? I just found out last night that's when m…

Started by KAKsmom

28 Jul 29, 2018
Reply by ellen0502


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