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

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Parking outside of base

I have heard there is parking outside of the base. Does anyone know the info on this and the cross streets where this or these lots are? Wo…

Started by Janeen

2 Sep 2, 2008

I need advice on least expensive but decent hotel for 8/1 PIR

I have been researching on my own but I am so lost on where to stay or not!! Our money is very limited so I am looking for a decent place b…

Started by Cheryl T.

31 Jul 10, 2008
Reply by AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus

Some Hopefully Helpful PIR Tips (This is old information, and much of it is no longer valid as of Oct 1, 2017))

Please note much of this information is no longer valid as of Oct 2017*** PICTURES: Kyle ordered the largest picture package that was off…

Started by Kimandtheboys

25 Jul 1, 2008
Reply by Kimandtheboys

Congratulations to our NEW Sailors and their families graduating on 5/2!!!

The pride that you will be feeling on Friday morning is almost overwhelming. Your sons and daughters have worked so hard for this moment.…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

7 May 4, 2008
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

Dinner is at 7 pm TONIGHT at the Full Moon Cafe'

Looking forward to meeting everyone tonight!!! For those that would like to mapquest their way to the restaurant - the address is: Full M…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

95 Apr 24, 2008
Reply by Brenda Sue

51 signed up for Thursday, April 24th dinner - Will you be joining us?

1 DAY to go ladies!!! Have you let me know how many seats to reserve for your family? All divisions and family members are welcome to join…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

62 Apr 22, 2008
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

PIR videos

847-688-6205-this is the # you need to call to get PIR video, just got it from RTC I did inquire about a book "the kneel" I have read about…

Started by diane {Shawns mom}

7 Apr 16, 2008
Reply by diane {Shawns mom}

Congratulations to our NEWEST Sailors! ---- April 11th

A warm congratulations to our NEW sailors and their families that will be celebrating their PIR today, April 11th!! Hope your travels get y…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

10 Apr 11, 2008
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

And now...Frontier Airlines files for bankruptcy!

This is getting scary - four airlines in one week's time! But at least Frontier is reorganizing and will continue to fly but the other thre…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

1 Apr 11, 2008

Toll Booths/best route from o'hare to RTC/hotel

Mapping out the drive from Chicago O'Hare to the Navy Lodge, I see 94 is full of toll booths. Could rack up a lot of coins. Is 41 a better…

Started by CCR

3 Apr 6, 2008
Reply by CCR


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