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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"My son did get to keep his wallet.  I put things in there like:  phone card, picture…"

Farah replied Sep 28, 2015 to Boot camp questions

13 Sep 28, 2015
Reply by JazzysMom

"How far of a drive is it to Lou Malnettis in Buffalo Grove?  They have to be back to…"

Farah replied Sep 9, 2015 to My Experience PIR / July 2015

16 Sep 9, 2015
Reply by Farah

"Its day 8 for me and it feels like it has been a year.  All I can think about is wha…"

Farah replied Sep 2, 2015 to Not an easy day

101 Sep 3, 2015
Reply by bmc321

"I Love this!!! it is so true!!! "

Farah replied Sep 2, 2015 to Not an easy day

101 Sep 3, 2015
Reply by bmc321

"Just waiting for my letter.  I am getting very anxious!!!  I want to send him some m…"

Farah replied Sep 1, 2015 to Left for BC Aug. 24,25,26....The Box

9 Sep 2, 2015
Reply by jj66

"I know....I didn't know I would be so happy to see dirty laundry either.  From all t…"

Farah replied Sep 1, 2015 to Left for BC Aug. 24,25,26....The Box

9 Sep 2, 2015
Reply by jj66

"I am hoping to get his address this week sometime.  I am very anxious to have some s…"

Farah replied Aug 31, 2015 to Leaving for bootcamp Aug. 25, 2015

3 Sep 11, 2015
Reply by Melinda I ride out

"Oh...I wanted to let you know your sons can keep a wallet. I put some cash in there…"

Farah replied Aug 30, 2015 to Leaving for boot camp Sept 15th

19 Sep 26, 2015
Reply by ScootersMom

"Hi Ladies... My son left on Aug. 24th.  I am doing ok....I try to remind myself: He'…"

Farah replied Aug 30, 2015 to Leaving for boot camp Sept 15th

19 Sep 26, 2015
Reply by ScootersMom

"Hi Carmen, It was and interesting experience at MEPS.  There were a lot of people. …"

Farah replied Aug 30, 2015 to leaving for boot camp August 25, 2015

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