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



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"I think this is a great question!"

Mary, Proud Mom of Nick replied Jul 20, 2011 to Please post advice on why your sailor chose subs or carriers.

39 Sep 3, 2011
Reply by BunkerQB

"He cannot wear them during boot camp. He will be issued really ugly glasses that are…"

Mary, Proud Mom of Nick replied Dec 7, 2010 to My sons "kid box" contained his contact lenses

5 Dec 8, 2010
Reply by Arwen

"No momma, if he is single - there will be no housing allowance issued. Sailors that…"

Mary, Proud Mom of Nick replied Sep 22, 2010 to pay stubs

7 Sep 22, 2010
Reply by kmturli

"So very sorry to read of your son's troubles. Send him lots of love, encouragement a…"

Mary, Proud Mom of Nick replied Sep 16, 2010 to My daughter is at Ship 6 Div 2341 rehab for stress fracture

5 Sep 17, 2010
Reply by julie b.

"If you get married after boot camp, his orders will not allow for you to move with h…"

Mary, Proud Mom of Nick replied Sep 9, 2010 to WHen is the BEST TIME to get married so we can live together?

41 Feb 8, 2012
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"LOL makeovers for PIR BUT if she wears glasses or contacts, she will be able t…"

Mary, Proud Mom of Nick replied Aug 4, 2010 to Makeover for PIR?

3 Aug 25, 2010
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"Hey Betty, A couple of us have tried to reach you and don't know if we have your ema…"

Mary, Proud Mom of Nick replied Jul 30, 2010 to navy mom to meet in july

5 Jul 30, 2010
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"That's a really tough question!!! It would mean he would either be part of the AECF…"

Mary, Proud Mom of Nick replied Jul 29, 2010 to Job selection question

4 Jul 29, 2010
Reply by teachergirl

"I took a family friend to our recruiter a few months ago, she is an excellent studen…"

Mary, Proud Mom of Nick replied Jul 22, 2010 to ASVAB scores

3 Jul 22, 2010
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"Kathy, we haven't seen you in forever!!! I think your son was still in Charleston la…"

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