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.



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"You should join the group Nuke Moms!"

susank replied Dec 27, 2016 to Prototype in Ballston Spa

3 Dec 27, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

"We took Uber from O'Hare. I would guess that they pick up at Midway too."

susank replied Jan 20, 2016 to help 2-05-2016 I really need advice. PIR

41 Feb 3, 2016
Reply by NANNY03

"Use uber instead of a cab! We recently used it all around Chicago and it is great. I…"

susank replied Jan 20, 2016 to help 2-05-2016 I really need advice. PIR

41 Feb 3, 2016
Reply by NANNY03

"Home of the Free Because of the Brave"

susank replied Jul 3, 2014 to Happy 4th of July!

4 Jul 5, 2014
Reply by staceybea12

"Terrii I live about a half hour north of Sherman oaks off the 101. We have a Guest H…"

susank replied Jun 22, 2014 to Help with hotels please!

3 Jun 22, 2014
Reply by Anti M

"Lauren you should join Nuke Moms. You will find a lot of information there. Good luc…"

susank replied Jun 15, 2014 to New Navy Wife with questions! Help please!

11 Jun 28, 2014
Reply by SailorWife30

"Yes Denise and there is where my tears fall! God Bless them and their loved ones who…"

susank replied May 26, 2014 to Memorial Day Message

10 May 26, 2014
Reply by Denise-- Seabee Mom


susank replied May 25, 2014 to Memorial Day Message

10 May 26, 2014
Reply by Denise-- Seabee Mom

"JCVNavy Mom that is so sweet of you to be so good to your son on Mother's Day. I can…"

susank replied May 8, 2014 to going away party

42 Jun 12, 2014
Reply by scubagirl

"Zest mom that is funny they use the term "cranking" in the Navy. The new sailors hav…"

susank replied Apr 16, 2014 to hard day

43 Apr 22, 2014
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