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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"Thank you!"

Dianne replied Jun 6, 2014 to G.I. Bill

3 Jun 6, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

"Well said."

Dianne replied Aug 12, 2010 to Life in the Navy

33 Apr 24, 2017
Reply by momto navymat

"All of ours here in Nebraska are state wide, but those furthest out don't usually at…"

Dianne replied Jul 23, 2009 to

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"There is this group that would be…"

Dianne replied Dec 16, 2008 to Can a contract be changed?

5 Dec 17, 2008

"Thanks for the posting!!"

Dianne replied Nov 17, 2008 to Seeing my sailor for the holidays? What you need to know!

45 Dec 11, 2008
Reply by Mary (Chris' mom)

"I have one thats my son's names and goes around my ankle and one on my other ankle t…"

Dianne replied Nov 11, 2008 to sailors and tattoos

109 Sep 2, 2011
Reply by Nancy (proud CS momma)

"I believe they have to get a CHIT to get a tattoo, they just can't go out and get on…"

Dianne replied Nov 11, 2008 to sailors and tattoos

109 Sep 2, 2011
Reply by Nancy (proud CS momma)

"Tattoos are big in A school. My son is 19 and his roommate is 23. They have been at…"

Dianne replied Nov 11, 2008 to sailors and tattoos

109 Sep 2, 2011
Reply by Nancy (proud CS momma)

"Thanks Catherine, I think these are all good rules that everyone can and will live w…"

Dianne replied Nov 11, 2008 to ADMIN UPDATE: Members MUST Read ASAP: Updated RULES.

189 Jan 4, 2009

"LOL Melinda, sounds like he had a taco bell feast!!!"

Dianne replied Oct 17, 2008 to what happens after battlestations and before we get our phone call....

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