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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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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School and Education Forum (148)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Is A school graduation recorded?

When my son graduated basic it was recorded and a DVD could be purchased. Does anyone know if the same holds true for A school? He is in TX…

Started by Neldy

2 Feb 24, 2017
Reply by Anti M

A School

What is A school?

Started by shoshana7

2 Jan 24, 2017
Reply by Abbie

Striking for Air Pin...

My son informed me that he is going to strike for an Air Pin?  What does that mean in civilian terms?

Started by My'sMom

8 Sep 5, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

What time? Which airline?

Hi I'm wondering my future Sailor is going to an Aschool in another state. I know the usually use O'HARE airport but At what time do they u…

Started by vivi16

1 Jul 15, 2016
Reply by CryptoDad

ET A School Graduation

Are family members allowed to go? Does it usually fall on a Friday like Boot Camp? My family wants to go with me to see my fiancé graduate…

Started by Cerena

3 Jan 4, 2016
Reply by hooyahsuzy

New Navy Wife Has MANY Questions!

Ok, I'm new to the whole Navy thing. My husband just left for basic training on March 16 and is going into the nuke program. We will be hea…

Started by Courty311

21 Nov 16, 2015
Reply by Baby J's Mom

Phases of A-school??

Hi !!!! my boyfriend just got enlisted to the navy, we already know he is going to Meridian, Mississippi for a-school. He is going to be t…

Started by vivi16

1 Oct 16, 2015
Reply by lemonelephant

New Navy Girlfriend,Worried and concerned.

Hi guys, my boyfriend just enlisted in the navy. I am new to all this, and could use some help. My boyfriend is enlisted in the Navy and is…

Started by ConcernedGirlfriend

5 Oct 6, 2015
Reply by sal

Missing scheduled ceremony

My sailor was scheduled for frocking ceremony to become a Petty Officer in Oct., but he just received transfer orders for a few days prior…

Started by mamaboat

2 Oct 2, 2015
Reply by mamaboat

When might his orders come?

Howdy ya'll been a while since I've posted on here. Usually I just use the FB page but most of the C school moms and wives have moved on al…

Started by Knicky (Ship14Div351)

5 Oct 1, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad


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