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."


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

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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

Our PIR experiences and tips

Hi Folks.  We were at our first PIR on January 8, 2016 and would like to share our experiences in hopes it will help out new Navy families.…

Started by Heidi W.

158 Oct 29, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant

PIR Vehicle Gate Pass

Where can we download the gate pass needed the day of PIR? The website I went to was down.

Started by Holly

2 Oct 28, 2017
Reply by JLU

Hotel with shuttle to PIR?

Hello! My son, Ben will hopefully be graduating Oct. 6. I've heard that some hotels offer a shuttle to and from the PIR on graduation day.…

Started by mater nautae

26 Oct 25, 2017
Reply by Holly

How to get PIR tickets if PIR is on Wednesday

Graduation Ceremony Guest Policy The recruit graduation ceremony is a ticketed event. Tickets will be issued at the Recruit Family Welcome…

Started by Vetmom

12 Oct 25, 2017
Reply by Renita

After PIR Liberty schedule

I was wondering if anyone has experience with trying to get to Chicago and back after PIR.  We pick our son up and head in.  But it's a Fri…

Started by tnsmom

5 Oct 22, 2017
Reply by Holly

PIR Aug 25

Our son will graduate Aug 25 and is expected to go to GM A school. I know there is a check in for school that same day. I understand we wil…

Started by JocularmonkeysMomVet

12 Jul 15, 2017
Reply by Lauren

PIR Sword and Salute?

I am currently watching this week's PIR and was curious who the two sailors are at the lead of each division, what are their postions? One…

Started by CFLMama (ship 3 Div245)

2 Jul 14, 2017
Reply by CFLMama (ship 3 Div245)

OCS class 15-17

My son is in RI for OCS class 15-17.  How in the world do I find out his PIR date? Thanks!

Started by beardog

2 Jul 5, 2017
Reply by ChefMom


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