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.



My2kidz's Discussions (68)

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"We left the Navy Lodge at 6:15 and there was already a very long line. The best way…"

My2kidz replied Sep 9, 2015 to PIR arrival time recommendations

10 Sep 24, 2015
Reply by CDsMom

"In addition to the questions you should ask, I would also say there are one or two p…"

My2kidz replied Sep 8, 2015 to First meeting with recruiter

8 Sep 11, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

"If you have not done so already, join the Bootcamp Moms Group. On the right hand sid…"

My2kidz replied Aug 26, 2015 to Leaving for boot camp today

10 Aug 28, 2015
Reply by hailey

"There are also a link to the DEP site that offers a day by day description of what h…"

My2kidz replied Feb 12, 2015 to Sad

57 Feb 14, 2015
Reply by tori'smom

"I knew nothing about calling cards either and ended up getting him one from Penny Ta…"

My2kidz replied Feb 12, 2015 to Boot camp calling cards

14 May 8, 2015
Reply by Sherrie0530

"I will re-iterate what everyone else is saying here, write! I wrote a letter every d…"

My2kidz replied Feb 9, 2015 to Sad

57 Feb 14, 2015
Reply by tori'smom

"If your Sailor will be staying in GL and you have the whole weekend you might want t…"

My2kidz replied Jan 13, 2015 to Cost??

16 Feb 13, 2015
Reply by Tyko

"Also, if your son has had ANY medical issued in the past, make sure he doesn't need…"

My2kidz replied Jan 12, 2015 to talking to recruiters

23 Jan 19, 2015
Reply by lemonelephant

"I never met with my son's recruiter. He was away at college and even when he came ho…"

My2kidz replied Jan 12, 2015 to Never met the Recruiters!

5 Jan 18, 2015
Reply by diannep

"I sent my last letter to my son on the Saturday before PIR and he got it on Wednesda…"

My2kidz replied Jan 9, 2015 to Letters

2 Jan 9, 2015
Reply by lemonelephant


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