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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Saipan's Discussions (71)

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"He's supposed to be living on the ship, sorry.  Not that many get a barracks as ther…"

Saipan replied Jun 21, 2013 to Why does it take so long for my son to get into the barracks?

3 Jun 21, 2013
Reply by Saipan

"Wow!  Since when did Angie become the voice of reason??  LOL Hey Blackshoe, sorry di…"

Saipan replied Jun 19, 2013 to My son and Meds

26 Jun 24, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

"Hope it's getting better for you Janie!  ((((hugs))))"

Saipan replied May 18, 2013 to My SR decided to get married in secret and exclude the family

13 Jul 26, 2013
Reply by Janie (Navy Reserve recruit mom)

"Nothing is ever 'guaranteed' with the military.  When I graduated C school (13 years…"

Saipan replied May 14, 2013 to Help in regards to C school and after

13 Aug 19, 2013
Reply by Yeoman

"It's not "frowned upon", it's disobeying a direct order and it's not worth your Sail…"

Saipan replied May 11, 2013 to getting married the weekend of PIR (please help)

7 May 11, 2013
Reply by Saipan

"I'm sorry that you are feeling sad because of this but just want to ask a few questi…"

Saipan replied May 11, 2013 to My SR decided to get married in secret and exclude the family

13 Jul 26, 2013
Reply by Janie (Navy Reserve recruit mom)

"I am so sorry for you loss.  A dear friend of ours was the MA1 (now MAC but no longe…"

Saipan replied Apr 20, 2013 to SPICE IS NOT NICE

7 Jun 25, 2013
Reply by Anna68

"This truly is a site for ALL loved ones though it started off with moms so please ke…"

Saipan replied Apr 20, 2013 to Swim qualification

19 Apr 21, 2013

"Good morning Marika, I am the wife of a Sailor as well as a former Sailor myself so…"

Saipan replied Apr 20, 2013 to Officer Candidate School

43 Jul 19, 2014
Reply by LeAnn ⚖

"Might I please add that I love your name!  "

Saipan replied Apr 19, 2013 to Officer Candidate School

43 Jul 19, 2014
Reply by LeAnn ⚖


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