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.



Mom2aSailor's Discussions (137)

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"My SR was sicker than a dog when we went to PIR.  She said the same thing, 'No way w…"

Mom2aSailor replied Mar 19, 2012 to Please read.....

26 Mar 22, 2012
Reply by supernavymommy(PIR MAY 04/04/811

"My DD told me she had FIAF orders and I was just wondering what that meant.  She is…"

Mom2aSailor replied Mar 18, 2012 to Fiaf orders

3 Mar 18, 2012
Reply by Anti M

"LOL  We didn't stay at the Ramada, but we went.  I don't remember paying for anythin…"

Mom2aSailor replied Jan 22, 2012 to Sarge's Meet and Greet at the Sundance Saloon

5 Jan 23, 2012
Reply by CarrieN

"  We had a meet and greet at the Ramada, aren't the doing that anymore?I <3 Sarge…"

Mom2aSailor replied Jan 20, 2012 to Sarge's Meet and Greet at the Sundance Saloon

5 Jan 23, 2012
Reply by CarrieN

"My daughter left for bootcamp in March 2011, I thought I had lost a child.  It was A…"

Mom2aSailor replied Dec 16, 2011 to bootcamp

134 Mar 28, 2012
Reply by Recruit Man - Ronny

"He is in the performing division. My daughter was in the 925 in March when she left…"

Mom2aSailor replied Nov 4, 2011 to Ship 2 Division 905

2 Nov 4, 2011
Reply by Jazzymom...Ship 02 Div 905

"My daughter leaves for Bahrain Dec.29th.. I KNOW EXACTLY how you feel!  When she's d…"

Mom2aSailor replied Oct 2, 2011 to Japan bound!!

12 Oct 11, 2012
Reply by navyjaxmom

"I don't see the gay issue being the same as allowing women or blacks into the servic…"

Mom2aSailor replied Sep 22, 2011 to Gays allowed in the military starting today (Sept 20th)

37 Feb 1, 2012
Reply by monkeymomo1600

"I don't necessarily have a problem with the DADT being repealed.. but it is going to…"

Mom2aSailor replied Sep 21, 2011 to Gays allowed in the military starting today (Sept 20th)

37 Feb 1, 2012
Reply by monkeymomo1600

"I had only 3 calls.. the "I'm here " call... a call about 3 weeks into bc and the "I…"

Mom2aSailor replied Sep 13, 2011 to Haven't had a phone call?

5 Sep 13, 2011
Reply by pat


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