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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Proud Mom (2nd Time Around)'s Discussions (43)

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"My son leaves tomorrow too! He's at the hotel right now. This is my second son to en…"

Proud Mom (2nd Time Around) replied Jun 1, 2015 to Not ready for June 2

8 Jun 16, 2015
Reply by chili92046

"This is very helpful of the day by day!…"

Proud Mom (2nd Time Around) replied Jun 1, 2015 to My son left today

11 Jun 1, 2015
Reply by Proud Mom (2nd Time Around)

"My kids are 14 and should ask FB RTC site."

Proud Mom (2nd Time Around) replied Apr 26, 2011 to A little PIR experience and the best hotel...

2 Apr 26, 2011
Reply by Proud Mom (2nd Time Around)

"Actually, his recruiter told him he COULD take it with him... Recruiters....  "

Proud Mom (2nd Time Around) replied Mar 22, 2011 to Medication at bootcamp

13 May 8, 2011
Reply by LAW415

"Let's pray for that... lol"

Proud Mom (2nd Time Around) replied Mar 20, 2011 to Medication at bootcamp

13 May 8, 2011
Reply by LAW415

"Glad I could be of assistance!  I really love this one.."

Proud Mom (2nd Time Around) replied Mar 14, 2011 to Schedule

7 Mar 14, 2011
Reply by Proud Mom (2nd Time Around)

"Here is an interesting one..."

Proud Mom (2nd Time Around) replied Mar 13, 2011 to Schedule

7 Mar 14, 2011
Reply by Proud Mom (2nd Time Around)

"I was in bootcamp about 20 years ago and I did not prepare myself AT ALL and I did f…"

Proud Mom (2nd Time Around) replied Mar 7, 2011 to Thinking about joining, help!

25 Apr 20, 2011
Reply by xrayyrayyx

"I decided to start a new's the link.…"

Proud Mom (2nd Time Around) replied Mar 4, 2011 to What happened to Ship 3 Division 143 group?!

2 Mar 4, 2011
Reply by britt24

"Not sure what's going on there, but the RTC FB page may be able to answer your quest…"

Proud Mom (2nd Time Around) replied Mar 4, 2011 to My son left for bootcamp 2/23...anyone else?

15 Mar 4, 2011
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom


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