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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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.



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"Praying for all the recruits as they do their final test of BattleStations. May they…"

MarylandMom replied Dec 12, 2010 to Updated Battlestations Discussion

25 Dec 13, 2010
Reply by DUEX_NAVY_momma

"Hi Tracey !! Yes, I have spoken to her several times !! I cant wait to meet both of…"

MarylandMom replied Dec 11, 2010 to Updated Battlestations Discussion

25 Dec 13, 2010
Reply by DUEX_NAVY_momma

"I saw on the RTC page on facebook that a date was Mon for div 19 &20. My letter…"

MarylandMom replied Dec 10, 2010 to Updated Battlestations Discussion

25 Dec 13, 2010
Reply by DUEX_NAVY_momma

"Wow !! Then this means the fun begins for our recruits tonite ?? !!  Maybe a phone c…"

MarylandMom replied Dec 10, 2010 to Updated Battlestations Discussion

25 Dec 13, 2010
Reply by DUEX_NAVY_momma

"Jus picked up a scarf for myself and sons girlfriend today at Old navy !! Not the sa…"

MarylandMom replied Nov 28, 2010 to The Pink Scarf - A Symbol of Friendship

17 Nov 29, 2010
Reply by Lori_KingsBay_USSRI_Radio

"Hi, Looking for more moms in my division !!"

MarylandMom replied Nov 20, 2010 to DIVISION 019

2 Nov 24, 2010
Reply by Tracy_ship04_div019

"My son's form letter read.. training is going fine. Processing is a pain in the ass…"

MarylandMom replied Nov 20, 2010 to Funny lines from our children's letters from boot camp.

88 Dec 10, 2010
Reply by NC_Susan

"my son also had 3 wisdom teeth pulled !! What a way to start out !!"

MarylandMom replied Nov 19, 2010 to ashleigh

16 Nov 20, 2010
Reply by NC_Susan

"My son is also going to Pensacola Fl for IT, Information Technology"

MarylandMom replied Nov 19, 2010 to A School Locations and Job Rates

47 Dec 4, 2010
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"Just to get something clarified !! Somewhere along the way, I need to get a Christma…"

MarylandMom replied Nov 18, 2010 to HOLIDAY LEAVE AFTER PIR GRADUATION

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