This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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."

Events

**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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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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Navy.com Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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"excellent!!  thank you so much for the information. already marked it on the calende…"

sherilyn replied May 26, 2011 to Navy Weeks in 2011

55 Nov 14, 2011
Reply by Lisa (Olivia Div 09-Ship 331)

"cheryllynn- thank you for the advise on libertyville!  that is what i was wondering…"

sherilyn replied Mar 26, 2011 to PIR DEBRIEFING

283 Oct 19, 2015
Reply by lemonelephant

"just seen this site, when is the detroit navy week? what does it entail?  i would lo…"

sherilyn replied Mar 26, 2011 to Navy Weeks in 2011

55 Nov 14, 2011
Reply by Lisa (Olivia Div 09-Ship 331)

"hi tink!!  see you on may 6th!!  i hope this time goes by fast, i cannot wait to hea…"

sherilyn replied Mar 20, 2011 to Baby left for bootcamp from Los Angeles on 3/7/11

76 Mar 20, 2011
Reply by tink11

"jessica, you are awesome!!!  thank you for this link.  just received the letter.  my…"

sherilyn replied Mar 18, 2011 to Baby left for bootcamp from Los Angeles on 3/7/11

76 Mar 20, 2011
Reply by tink11

"got my letter today also!!  so happy. she is on ship 12/Div. 161. i can start sendin…"

sherilyn replied Mar 18, 2011 to 03/15/2011 Ship Date Anyone else have someone who shipped out this date?

37 Mar 28, 2011
Reply by alemap118

"our daughter left 3-14. Got the call @ 9:48 pm.  she went out of Detroit Meps (St. H…"

sherilyn replied Mar 16, 2011 to 03/15/2011 Ship Date Anyone else have someone who shipped out this date?

37 Mar 28, 2011
Reply by alemap118

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