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

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Questions about after PIR Liberty

Hi guys! I was wondering if sailors have restrictions for Liberty on the weekend of their PIR. I want to plan our day out and I just don't…

Started by kaj123

11 Jul 5, 2018
Reply by Phoenixmom

SHIP 7 DIV 264 grad date of 06/22/18

Will the loved ones from SHIP 7 DIV 264 with graduation date of 06/22/18 really not hear the "I am a sailor" call until as late as 06/20/18…

Started by Jewlzfromnorcal

3 Jun 17, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Restaurant Recommendations in Waukegan/Great Lakes area

We are foodies, and I would like to have some ideas in mind for my sailor after PIR. Letting my SR decide where he wants to go eat of cours…

Started by thescbelle

6 Jun 13, 2018
Reply by Phoenixmom

PIR Ticket Pick-Up

My husband and I are making plans to attend our son's PIR on June 22.  Because of my husband's work schedule he may not be able to arrive u…

Started by beachlover0214

4 May 11, 2018
Reply by beachlover0214

updated family survival guide

The most updated family survival guide for PIR can be found at also you can download it and print it. It is…

Started by OldSarge

0 May 2, 2018

Things to Do during the weekend of PIR

Hey guys! I need help planning what to do with my boyfriend the weekend of his PIR (04/20). His entire family is also going and I don't wan…

Started by kaj123

1 Apr 5, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Sept.1, 2017 PIR Experience

I thought I would post some PIR information and how things went for us.  We arrived late on the Wednesday before PIR.  We wanted to get a g…

Started by Beccadj68

15 Mar 14, 2018
Reply by ellen0502

RV Parking

Does anyone have any insight on somewhere to park an RV for graduation weekend? We are finding that most parks do not open until the 1st of…

Started by Mia

4 Mar 6, 2018
Reply by Anna


Good morning, Somewhere on this website, I had found a list of hotels, distances from the base and info on shuttles to and from Sarge's mee…

Started by dancingmom66

5 Jan 30, 2018
Reply by Phoenixmom

Anyone get their Graduation Date call??

My husbands recruiter called me this evening with the anticapted graduation date for him. It’ll be Jan. 26th!! His training group is 12. No…

Started by NukeWife

23 Jan 5, 2018
Reply by MorningSun


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