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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



School and Education Forum (148)

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Girlfriend graduating basic Friday..Still don't know how long "A" school will be for MA

Hello everyone,I have a quick question that has been nagging at me for the past two months... How long will "A" school be for my girlfriend…

Started by olybears57

1 Oct 15, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

After PIR Holiday

My son leaves for boot camp on October 14, 2014.  If we have counted weeks correctly he will graduate just before Christmas.  He will be go…

Started by tracysue10

5 Oct 11, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

AA/AS Degree makes you an E3?

My son's recruiter told him today that he can be an E3 (I suppose after A school?) if he has his AA or AS degree? Is this true?My son has t…

Started by Liz

28 Oct 7, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

A School Graduation

My son graduates A school Aug 21. He then starts C school classes in San Antonio on Spet 10. How long after graduation before he can come h…

Started by Indychild

10 Aug 8, 2014
Reply by Indychild

Question About ROTC/Joining the Navy

Hello- My daughter is going to be a Junior next school year.  She has been researching the Navy and is leaning towards it more and more eve…

Started by MegansMom

2 Jun 30, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

New CS "A-School" at Fort Lee in Virginia

For those of you who don't know ... The new CS "A-School" is located at Fort Lee (Army base) in Virginia. The Navy and Air Force share a br…

Started by navywife21

14 Jun 18, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

40th Anniversary of Navy Voluntary Education

If your Sailors are not taking advantage of Tuition Assistance, they are throwing away $4000 a year. Read about the 40th anniversary of Nav…

Started by CryptoDad

0 Jun 9, 2014

E-4 and automatic college credits

My daughter just passed test to become Petty Officer. She will go from E-3, which was her original rank up to E-4. I am told that by just b…

Started by Kathy Dee

1 May 29, 2014
Reply by CryptoDad

Final College Class!

One more online class, macroeconomics, and my Sailor will have earned her Bachelors degree from Southern New Hampshire University! She's be…

Started by CryptoDad

0 Apr 23, 2014

E2 for tech school

I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. My son has 108 credits for completing a master marine diesel mechanic program....appro…

Started by Momof3

9 Apr 12, 2014
Reply by CryptoDad


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