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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




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



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"Go to  I have ordered from here and had sent to my son several t…"

Gulf Coast Mom replied Jan 19, 2011 to A SCHOOL CARE PACKAGES.

11 Jan 20, 2011
Reply by ISH-MOM

"Kristen  - Just a FYI.  Make sure your husband also keeps up with his fitness.  My s…"

Gulf Coast Mom replied Dec 30, 2010 to STA-21 Breakdown?

14 Jan 8, 2011
Reply by BunkerQB

"Also check out the "900 division sailors" group.  The 900 divisions are the performi…"

Gulf Coast Mom replied Dec 12, 2010 to Ship 02 Div 911

20 Dec 9, 2014
Reply by BunkerQB

"There is a NEX (navy exchange) gift card available at their site. In boot camp, she…"

Gulf Coast Mom replied Oct 18, 2010 to Questions about bootcamp during the holidays

142 Nov 29, 2010
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom

"Nope. In fact if he is grad and go, he may not even have the weekend."

Gulf Coast Mom replied Sep 17, 2010 to WHen is the BEST TIME to get married so we can live together?

41 Feb 8, 2012
Reply by countrygirl.2893

"Nope. In fact if he is grad and go, he may not even have the weekend."

Gulf Coast Mom replied Sep 17, 2010 to WHen is the BEST TIME to get married so we can live together?

41 Feb 8, 2012
Reply by countrygirl.2893

"If you have more questions about the area, let me know. My son is not in Gulfport, h…"

Gulf Coast Mom replied Sep 12, 2010 to A school in Mississippi

11 May 23, 2012
Reply by BunkerQB

"Go to the group "care package ideas". There are lots of good ideas. Do make sure you…"

Gulf Coast Mom replied Sep 9, 2010 to Sending Care Packages to Afghanistan

6 Sep 11, 2010
Reply by Debby

"See the group "900 division sailors". It is an honor to be in a 900 division. My son…"

Gulf Coast Mom replied Jul 17, 2010 to Performance Division

7 May 27, 2011
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