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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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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Pensacola shooting

Prayers for all the Naval personnel and their families. Hopefully the only casualty was the shooter, but prayers for them and their family…

Started by Lauriel

3 Dec 6, 2019
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7 American Sailors

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Started by Lamar'sMother

0 Jun 19, 2017

Funeral for

Funeral For Danyell Luckey Sailor whom passed suddenly while serving on USS Ronald Reagan will be Wednesday 10.26.16 at 10am at Memorial Ga…

Started by Qrtkneesmom

0 Oct 24, 2016


Wishing my daughter a wonderful birthday at bootcamp!

Started by Sis16sis

0 Jan 16, 2016

The 10 Sailors being detained

Let's all keep our blue candles lit for these sailors and their families! We are all family here! We pray for your safety tonight and alway…

Started by Angie

0 Jan 12, 2016

NY Prototype Graduation may be delayed? Ugh!

Well, this is the first time I won't have my son home for the holidays :( Also, he told me last Saturday, NY prototype graduation may not b…

Started by boconavymom

1 Dec 1, 2015
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

A school in Groton.........

Well it has been awhile since I have been on here. I look and read the posts but since my boyfriend passed away almost 2 months ago it has…

Started by Ladyrocker

1 Aug 4, 2015
Reply by destin2015

Boot camp started on July 27

Hi, this is my first post. I'm new to this and my husband left to Great Lakes today. Any information about what they will be going through…

Started by Mary

2 Jul 29, 2015
Reply by Mary

Ship 14 DIV 270

Three days in.....doing nothing but writing letters and worrying :)  lol

Started by itskrma4u

2 Jun 30, 2015
Reply by itskrma4u

Today's the day.

He was just sworn in and I kept it together. But now we are waiting to leave for the airport, still holding it together. I can't promise ho…

Started by Mrsjeni

2 Dec 6, 2014
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