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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All Discussions Tagged 'letter' (6)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Great idea for your letters!

My boyfriend just graduated from bc this past Friday, April 15th. Right after he left I looked up ideas for what to put in letters, and eve…

Started by girlfriendofanewsailor

10 May 24, 2011
Reply by mominva

PIR 2/4/11... please help me ???

my son is in Ship 11 Div 061 and graduates on february 4th. his father (my ex-husband) was the one to receive his BOX, along with THE "form…

Started by hisbiggestfan(Ship 11 Div 061)

4 Jan 17, 2011
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom

How long does it take to get a "form letter"

Just curious as to how long it takes for the form letter to arrive.  My husband's ship date for bootcamp was 6-7-10 and im ansty for his ad…

Started by DanceInLifesRain

2 Jun 17, 2010
Reply by DanceInLifesRain

Mom's Form letters

Thanks to all the moms who contributed to this form letter. Yes, I cut and pasted several together and customized to fit. It was fun to do…

Started by Marty Mc

2 Oct 16, 2009

Correct Way to Address A Solider

My daughter's 1st grade class is writing letters to on our sailors and wants to know the correct way for the salutation on the letter. Not…

Started by MeLinda

7 Sep 13, 2009

Ideas for New Recruits

I understand that a lot of kids NEED those letters every day while in boot camp. In the rush of life, it is sometimes hard to find somethin…

Started by Brenda Sue

13 Aug 18, 2008
Reply by Navy for Moms Admin


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