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.



Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees)'s Discussions (77)

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"When my son was in bootcamp in 2009....they were kept extra busy on July 4th....but…"

Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) replied Jul 5, 2011 to 4th of July

3 Jul 5, 2011
Reply by TFAN2

"If it was my son...I would have his recruiter give him a call....I'm sure he would b…"

Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) replied Jun 22, 2011 to Help

17 Jun 23, 2011
Reply by BunkerQB

"Yes, anyone can go.....The day Tyler left, there were 2 families there to see them o…"

Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) replied May 23, 2011 to Meps Office on Ship-out day

4 May 31, 2011
Reply by jacketfan24 (corpsman mom)

"I believe you should come foward with this. It's very possible you could get a waive…"

Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) replied Oct 4, 2010 to MEPs and withholding information

2 Oct 5, 2010
Reply by Craig

" on to another grea adventure."

Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) replied Sep 21, 2010 to Happy Day

3 Sep 21, 2010
Reply by mom 56

"I'm sure it won't be easy to talk to your family about this, after the long separati…"

Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) replied Sep 14, 2010 to Im "that" girl who joined the Navy and hasnt told her family yet...

59 Dec 29, 2010
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"I have heard of this before on this site....the job is up for recruiter…"

Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) replied Sep 7, 2010 to Really Upset

3 Sep 7, 2010
Reply by lorletta (ship 12 div 92)

"When my son called, we talked about 45 mins. Some of the others only got to talk 5-1…"

Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) replied Apr 8, 2010 to How long was the phonecall after battlestations

5 Apr 14, 2010
Reply by Wheeler85

"My son will be deployed to Aghanistan in April 2010, his first deployment.Are they a…"

Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) replied Jan 31, 2010 to Deployment

6 Jan 31, 2010
Reply by GraphicT81

"My son's recruiter told me about this site during our first visit."

Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) replied Dec 22, 2009 to How did you find us?

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