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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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.



All Discussions Tagged 'Sailor' (11)

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INTRODUCTION: A place for parents and others who have attended PIR and graduation weekend to share comments, suggestions and ideas that wil…

Started by Sassafras Proud Mom of a Sailor

283 Oct 19, 2015
Reply by lemonelephant

Happy Labor Day

On this Labor Day, if you have the day off from work, enjoy yourself. We remember the 435,000+ Sailors around the world defending our seas,…

Started by Navy for Moms Admin

2 Sep 5, 2015
Reply by spomss

Navy Pride

50 stars, 13 stripes, 35,000 feet in the air. Let’s see you fly our nation’s flag high! #AmericasNavy

Started by Navy for Moms Admin

0 Aug 4, 2015

This Memorial Day weekend...

We take a moment to reflect and honor the heroes who volunteered to stand in the face of adversity for this land we call home.

Started by Navy for Moms Admin

3 May 25, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

Boot Camp "Adopt-A-Sailor" for Christmas Day

The RTC Facebook page has an announcement about the "Adopt-A-Sailor" opportunity for TGs graduating 31 Dec and 9 Jan.  I am trying to under…

Started by ChappyWifeSailorMom

1 Dec 11, 2014
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

Future Sailor Married to a Marine.

    I am currently in DEP waiting for my ship date 20140915. I married a few days ago to a Marine who is a reservist. Is it possible that t…

Started by Goldfish773

3 May 25, 2014
Reply by Anti M

Undes question!

Through all my research I have found nothing. My hubby's PIR is April 27th (EIGHT DAYS!) and he went undes sailor. The big thing I want to…

Started by zoekaopio

2 Apr 19, 2012
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom

Holiday Wishes for our Deployed Sailors...

We have a very special mission that we are going to ask all of our members to support for the holidays. Although the Ado…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

4 Mar 3, 2009
Reply by MaryAnn Smith

A Sailor's Christmas

Hello to all! Just want to share the poem my Sailor son sent to me. Maybe it will help some whose children are not able to be home during t…

Started by TexasMomof2

0 Dec 23, 2008

Please help us spread some holiday cheer to our sailors...

We have a very special mission that we are going to ask all of our members to support for the holidays. Although the Adop…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

6 Nov 9, 2008
Reply by Karen (KC's mom)


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