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.



All Discussions Tagged 'graduation' (33)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

MA A School graduation

My sailor will be graduating from MA A School soon.  He will have a 2 week break before he goes to his station. Any information about the g…

Started by Beach beauty

1 Sep 11, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

SHIP 7 DIV 264 grad date of 06/22/18

Will the loved ones from SHIP 7 DIV 264 with graduation date of 06/22/18 really not hear the "I am a sailor" call until as late as 06/20/18…

Started by Jewlzfromnorcal

3 Jun 17, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Pensacola A School Graduation

Hi everyone! We went to our daughter's PIR Great Lakes and are planning to travel to Pensacola for her A school graduation next week.  Are…

Started by Holly

1 Apr 10, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Son leaving in 2 weeks for Boot Camp

Hello Navy Moms, I just joined this group yesterday (thank you Google!) and already have learned so much.  Can anyone point me to a thread…

Started by Jennifer

8 Apr 3, 2018
Reply by Phoenixmom

N4M GROUPS: Listed By PIR Date (Boot Camp Graduation) - Active thru December 28, 2018

PIR (PASS IN REVIEW, ie GRADUATION from Boot Camp) GROUPS Within a week after your recruit /arrives at Great Lakes, you'll get THE BOX cont…

Started by BunkerQB

280 Jan 6, 2018
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

Boot camp grad, where to stay?

Can anyone offer some suggestions on where to stay during navy boot camp graduation ? I would like to stay at the nearest hotel/inn to wher…

Started by navy4khays

4 Mar 17, 2017
Reply by Concernedad


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

heading to july 24th graduation for my brother, division 250 any advice for transportation?

Long story short, my aunt got mad my flight was coming in at 12:40 am on the 24th, I paid $60 to change my ticket to 8:05 pm on the 23rd, t…

Started by mommakay1415

1 Jul 14, 2015
Reply by mommakay1415

In the Final Leg and I have some Questions

My husband is supposed to graduate this Friday, June 5th. I have my travel all arranged but I'm concerned I haven't heard from him in 2 wee…

Started by Dubbean

14 Jun 3, 2015
Reply by Proudwifey16

Liberty weekend?

So my husband graduates basic training on the 29th of this month, he called me yesterday and was talking about something called liberty wee…

Started by krissygirl

36 Aug 17, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant


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