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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"I would check out the Navy Lodge.  I heard it's nice and reasonable in price.  We st…"

Jo1 replied Mar 2, 2014 to BEST HOTELS FOR PIR

5 Mar 4, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

"Milwaukee is a very nice airport and easy to get in and out off.  I would stay away…"

Jo1 replied Jan 10, 2014 to Best Airports for PIR 02/07/14?

3 Jan 10, 2014
Reply by Jo1

"We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Waukegan and wasn't that far away and was ve…"

Jo1 replied Dec 30, 2013 to Need some information

5 Dec 30, 2013
Reply by Jo1

"It's not the end of the world if they are dropped from the Nuke program. My son is i…"

Jo1 replied Dec 8, 2013 to Job options if a sailor fails nuclear power school

20 Dec 8, 2013
Reply by Jo1

"Yes they can have gretting cards. Make sure it's a plain envelope that won't draw at…"

Jo1 replied Sep 27, 2013 to Greeting cards

2 Sep 27, 2013
Reply by GDxx25

"Oh I'm not from Missouri, I'm from Illinois. My son was in temporary housing for a f…"

Jo1 replied Jul 31, 2013 to Newport News, VA

9 Jul 31, 2013
Reply by Jeeg

"I forgot ask if you are planning a trip to Virginia to see your son?"

Jo1 replied Jul 31, 2013 to Newport News, VA

9 Jul 31, 2013
Reply by Jeeg

"My son is on the aircraft carrier Lincoln. It's going to be in drydock for about 3 y…"

Jo1 replied Jul 31, 2013 to Newport News, VA

9 Jul 31, 2013
Reply by Jeeg

"Hi Jeeg, My son just arrived at the begining of July. We drove with him to Va but on…"

Jo1 replied Jul 31, 2013 to Newport News, VA

9 Jul 31, 2013
Reply by Jeeg

"My sons ship is in drydock there."

Jo1 replied Jul 31, 2013 to Newport News, VA

9 Jul 31, 2013
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