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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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.



mom 56's Discussions (44)

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"hi your sons ship should have a group you can talk to then you will know about the t…"

mom 56 replied Oct 15, 2010 to Welcoming Home a Sailor !

1 Oct 15, 2010
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"hi he gets four people to come that he puts on his list if they are under 12 years o…"

mom 56 replied Oct 14, 2010 to List?

3 Oct 14, 2010
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"hi i kmow you are really upset and i think any mother would be but at this time to b…"

mom 56 replied Oct 13, 2010 to 16 days in separation on Ship #5

8 Oct 15, 2010
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"hi they will give her time to heal to see if it gets better after a while and work w…"

mom 56 replied Oct 1, 2010 to hurt on basic trainning

1 Oct 1, 2010
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"hi for your rank to change it could be a number of things how well you do in your te…"

mom 56 replied Oct 1, 2010 to Rank after Bootcamp

8 Oct 5, 2010
Reply by Anti M

"hi it will cost you a lot of money for a cab.some rental cars have gps so you can fi…"

mom 56 replied Oct 1, 2010 to PIR weekend 11-12-10

9 Oct 13, 2010
Reply by MEsailormom

"headaches are hard to find out what causes them i have migraines but also have had a…"

mom 56 replied Sep 26, 2010 to CONCERNED MOM

6 Oct 2, 2010
Reply by heidi_L

"hi because your daughter is worried all the time its a catch 22 its what is making h…"

mom 56 replied Sep 26, 2010 to CONCERNED MOM

6 Oct 2, 2010
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"hi michaels mom there is a big difference between strep and mono so i guess it depen…"

mom 56 replied Sep 23, 2010 to SON IS SICK

4 Sep 23, 2010
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"good for him you must be proud"

mom 56 replied Sep 21, 2010 to Happy Day

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