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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fayegirrl4*'s Discussions (48)

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"Hello!  Our second son left Dec.5th for RTC.  We received his box Dec.8th!  Shocked…"

fayegirrl4* replied Dec 11, 2016 to Bootcamp 12/1/16

40 Dec 16, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

"Just checking in to see if anyone's son/daughter has had any luck getting a new ship…"

fayegirrl4* replied Nov 9, 2016 to SHIP DATE POSTPONED

18 Dec 18, 2016
Reply by Greeneyez1228

"tdashber, if I may ask, did your son have to pick a new rate? "

fayegirrl4* replied Jul 13, 2016 to SHIP DATE POSTPONED

18 Dec 18, 2016
Reply by Greeneyez1228

"Our son got the same call, told he would ship out Feb. 2017 and yesterday found out…"

fayegirrl4* replied Jul 13, 2016 to SHIP DATE POSTPONED

18 Dec 18, 2016
Reply by Greeneyez1228

"Welcome Proud mama! I ,too, have a son finishing high school and leaving mid July fo…"

fayegirrl4* replied Mar 13, 2016 to My son leaves for BC in July. Any advice?

6 Mar 16, 2016
Reply by Proud mama

"Welcome AlohaBell!  You are in the right place:-)  Our son is currently in A school…"

fayegirrl4* replied Dec 16, 2015 to Officially a Navy mom - Day 1

60 Apr 25, 2016
Reply by AlohaBell

"There were quite a few shuttles outside the gate waiting for people to use.  I think…"

fayegirrl4* replied Sep 23, 2015 to PIR arrival time recommendations

10 Sep 24, 2015
Reply by CDsMom

"Listen to your gut!  We used our hotel shuttle ( Springhill Suites/ $3 per person on…"

fayegirrl4* replied Sep 10, 2015 to PIR arrival time recommendations

10 Sep 24, 2015
Reply by CDsMom

"Hello leftygirl22!  Our first and oldest son left 7/7 as well for boot camp. He just…"

fayegirrl4* replied Jul 13, 2015 to Sad but Proud

3 Jul 13, 2015
Reply by fayegirrl4*

"oh Unprepared... right with you! Our son left July 7th. Count yourself lucky with a…"

fayegirrl4* replied Jul 10, 2015 to Unprepared

286 Sep 28, 2015
Reply by MissmyLVboy


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