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.



Good morning all!!

I'm new here :) Time is winding down and I feel like I'm loosing my mind!! lol all the last minute meetings, uugghh you name it!!  I'm so glad I was told about this site, hoping to get great support ove the next 5 yrs! :)



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Nooo box for me :( im in MA further away I guess.. 

Ok, I have to ask.. (yes im nuts) Did you take her clothes out and smell them to see if you could smell her hahahahaha. I know i will :)

Just want to let you know that for the entire 5 years that my son was in the Navy, I left his room exactly the way it was the day he left. Lucky for us, he is a very organized individual. Everything was neat and tidy.  So if you find yourself feeling just not up to doing anything - it's OK. BTW, the years go by quickly. My son is now a civilian. The Navy years were good for him.

well this WEEK went by kind of fast, so hopefully 5 yrs does also!! L) lol

My son left Monday and I feel like I lost something. I received his box today and first thing I did was smell his shirt. It was a comfort for me to have his things. I actually feel much better.

see lm not nuts haha, I knew others would smell their clothes :-)

Colette my sons box came by fed ex and i was home to sign for it! did you get it yet? i went and bought a calling card today to mail when i can write i was reading you could send a calling card have you read about that?

you can also go to calls for recruits and email them, they will send you 8 free calling card pins # that you can send him.

No box for me yet :(

lol not nuts at all!! :)

I felt better too!  One of my neighbors stopped by.  Her daughter is in the reserves ARMY.  she was there when we got the box :) so happy she was, my husband and I were alil teray eyed, but would have been worse if she weren't here!  she gave us words of wisdom so it was nice!

Happy Easter to our children, Happy Birthday to my boy!

Good morning!!

Colette, yes I did smell her clothes!! lol Her dad just laughed at me and said they were in the box with her SHOES!! lol

How was everyones Easter?  Ours was quiet, nice dinner, def missed our kid.

I received my box, so happy to see it. No cell phone inside?? Did your have their phones? 


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