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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Debby's Discussions (143)

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"Jenmack is he deploying on a ship or afg?"

Debby replied Aug 14, 2011 to help with first deployment

8 Aug 15, 2011
Reply by jenmack

"mla0004 my nephew was in the same boat with you (or airplane?) he got a call from hi…"

Debby replied May 22, 2011 to Leaving for Bootcamp

3 May 22, 2011
Reply by mla0004

"I usually ask my son what he needs or he emails me and lets me know.. He's on his 3r…"

Debby replied Sep 11, 2010 to Sending Care Packages to Afghanistan

6 Sep 11, 2010
Reply by Debby

"The Army will not let you unless you have some undiscovered health issue.. etc.. you…"

Debby replied Sep 3, 2010 to Getting out of Navy

37 Dec 12, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

"We took my son off of our insurance, when he got to a place he could drive and have…"

Debby replied Sep 3, 2010 to auto insurance

13 Jan 5, 2014
Reply by Carrie (sh 14 Div 104 PIR 3/14)

"The only thing my son took to boot camp was a watch.. his recruiter told him the Nav…"

Debby replied May 22, 2010 to Packing for Boot Camp

27 Jun 9, 2010

"And United Airlines will not in anyway shape or form honor the free voucher they gav…"

Debby replied May 17, 2010 to DO NOT book the last flight of the day!

18 Jun 1, 2010

"My son is colorblind too .. he's a Riverine at the moment. He was told at MEPS he wa…"

Debby replied Apr 23, 2010 to My son just found out he is color blind

9 Apr 6, 2018
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

"Arwen my step son tried the Navy he also has screws in his knee.. the recruiter told…"

Debby replied Mar 31, 2010 to Knee injuries and waivers

4 Mar 31, 2010
Reply by Arwen

"When my son went through basic he went through the exact same thing... even went to…"

Debby replied Mar 25, 2010 to Help! My boyfriend is depressed in A school!

4 Mar 25, 2010
Reply by Debby


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