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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"If you are responding to me, I said "No, your son will not be a Sailor until he comp…"

SonandSea replied Nov 28, 2011 to Son just signed.....

18 Dec 4, 2011
Reply by wonders520

"I agree, Emma! There are no "rules' about when one becomes a Navy Mom... I have supp…"

SonandSea replied Nov 28, 2011 to Son just signed.....

18 Dec 4, 2011
Reply by wonders520

"My son is in nuke school now. He did not pass his first boot camp PFA, but he gradua…"

SonandSea replied Nov 23, 2011 to Did you forget to ask the recruiter a question and it came back to bite you?

15 Nov 23, 2011
Reply by Anti M

"I don't know much about undes. , but every sailor is important! Thank you to your so…"

SonandSea replied Aug 31, 2011 to Undesignated

6 Sep 2, 2011

"Just got my first real call from my son (he is in week 4 and is in a push division).…"

SonandSea replied Aug 31, 2011 to Wisdom teeth

47 Apr 23, 2017
Reply by WonderTwins'mom

"We went with a patriotic theme. We also had a Flash Mob to "In the Navy" by the Vill…"

SonandSea replied Aug 30, 2011 to Help???? Party ideas??

5 Sep 24, 2011
Reply by skell456 (AO wife)

"We did a Flash Mob to this song at my son's Anchor's Away party!!! So fun!! "

SonandSea replied Aug 25, 2011 to Quick Pick Me Up

1 Aug 25, 2011
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"Our recruiter has told us we can come down to the hotel and have dinner with our son…"

SonandSea replied Aug 5, 2011 to Boot camp

11 Aug 19, 2011
Reply by StepMama

"I have been surprised to hear that people cancelled health insurance while their chi…"

SonandSea replied Jul 21, 2011 to Power of Attorney

17 Jul 21, 2011
Reply by SonandSea

"Thanks Kalena~ I appreciate your comments. My son is pretty independent ~for an 18 y…"

SonandSea replied Jul 21, 2011 to Power of Attorney

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