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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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"We had fri and sat ( check in and outs each day) and meet him at the airport with a…"

Nic-ole' replied Feb 18, 2019 to “To do” while on Liberty

4 Feb 18, 2019
Reply by ellen0502

"My son was able to tell me some info when he made his "im a sailor" call. Highly rec…"

Nic-ole' replied Feb 18, 2019 to Leaving for A school after PIR

6 Feb 22, 2019
Reply by SolRunner

"I made mine and loved wearing it to PIR. I also made them for family and friends tha…"

Nic-ole' replied Feb 18, 2019 to Ribbons at PIR?

6 Feb 18, 2019
Reply by Phoenixmom

"Some like to rest so having a nice hotel  and snacks are good, some are just so hung…"

Nic-ole' replied Feb 18, 2019 to “To do” while on Liberty

4 Feb 18, 2019
Reply by ellen0502

"My son said what we really  helpful  for him is the way he worked with his recruiter…"

Nic-ole' replied Feb 4, 2019 to Getting prepared for joining

3 Feb 5, 2019
Reply by Navydaughter

"So incase  anyone ever  comes into this scenario theres hope, here's how it ended up…"

Nic-ole' replied Jan 29, 2019 to Help. Last Min PIR security clearance

1 Jan 29, 2019
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"My heart goes out to you momma...seeing our children  make bad choices is the so har…"

Nic-ole' replied Jan 14, 2019 to I'm new to this site

8 Feb 20, 2019
Reply by Denise

"Yess I agree...waiting for that plain little envelope  with sometimes barely a few s…"

Nic-ole' replied Jan 14, 2019 to Daughter arrived in Chicago 1/8

30 Jan 29, 2019
Reply by J71792

"Thanks! "

Nic-ole' replied Jan 14, 2019 to Meet n Greet

3 Jan 15, 2019
Reply by lemonelephant

"Yes he gets them. He responds to  questions  I've asked and updates I've given on fa…"

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