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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"hm - You can get up! There is so much going on that most people don't want to miss a…"

Brenda Sue replied Aug 29, 2010 to Babies/children at PIR

5 Aug 31, 2010
Reply by AlabamaNavyMom(ET2)

"I wish!"

Brenda Sue replied Aug 19, 2010 to IA 96 hour trip anyone?

3 Aug 20, 2010
Reply by TAYLOROmbudsmen

"The shuttles are really just minivans (taxis) - I think most of the taxis in the are…"

Brenda Sue replied Aug 14, 2010 to Hotels around RTC

27 Nov 16, 2010
Reply by mamawalrus

"There are a couple of groups for Master at Arms - and one just for ones in A school…"

Brenda Sue replied Aug 10, 2010 to Job Change Required Due to Stress Fractures

1 Aug 10, 2010
Reply by Brenda Sue

"Have you joined this group? Click Here"

Brenda Sue replied Aug 8, 2010 to USS Truman

8 Sep 1, 2010
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom

"Yes, you will see all types there - but I suggest dressing in nice clothes. Your Sai…"

Brenda Sue replied Aug 7, 2010 to Dressing for PIR

4 Aug 25, 2010

"Some do and some don't. He will know closer to time. Most of them can get picked up…"

Brenda Sue replied Aug 4, 2010 to How much time do we get to spend

3 Aug 4, 2010
Reply by Pat (MP)

"I didn't get mine until the Thursday before and I was already in Chicago!"

Brenda Sue replied Aug 3, 2010 to PIR

4 Aug 4, 2010
Reply by quintsmama

"This year will be my fourth Christmas without my Sailor. We just celebrate it when w…"

Brenda Sue replied Aug 3, 2010 to Help!!! My son just called and said he can't come home for Christmas

6 Aug 19, 2010
Reply by marine_navy mom

"hm - first there is not another PIR from A school - there usually is some sort of ce…"

Brenda Sue replied Aug 3, 2010 to EOD Recruit

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