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.




Military Travel

This group provides guidance on how to travel as a military person or dependent. There are many great deals out there for military, but are often hidden. Great place to share your stories on great deals and TIPS on getting to Boot Camp graduation.

Location: World Wide
Members: 59
Latest Activity: Aug 16

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Discussion Forum

Enterprise Rental Car at Midway Airport!

Started by camenae Feb 18, 2011. 0 Replies

My mom and I went to my husband's PIR last week. After driving around on base as well as around town, we returned my husband to base after Liberty. My mom and I got back to the Navy Lodge to find a…Continue

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Comment by bhindthechair S.4 D.303 PIR 9/21 on June 24, 2012 at 4:48pm
I need some help getting on your site or calling in. I am having difficulties. Can you help?
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on July 8, 2011 at 8:39pm
A quick note to anyone doing a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move, here's a great N4M group:  N4M PCS'ing/Moving  Be sure to say Hi and introduce yourself!  Lots of good information shared :)  
Comment by camenae on March 1, 2011 at 1:59am
My husband is looking into getting a rental car to come down here once he gets to Phase 3 of A school. Do the rental car companies give military discounts?
Comment by LSUtiger4life on January 13, 2011 at 11:19am

He will be doing Stash duty for about 4 months. I read that Ensigns that are stashed for a period longer than 120 days will be assigned for PCS. So I hope it will be covered!


I'll have to let him know about the advance in pay. I do know that if we need money for the move both my parents and his are willing to help out so that's nice! 


Thanks again for the info!


Comment by LSUtiger4life on January 12, 2011 at 7:43pm
Wow thank you so much for the info! Who would I request a Dity move from? My husband is currently in Newport for OCS and graduates on Feb 18th. He is 75% sure he will do STASH duty (working on base) until Supply School starts in June. So basically it is just me moving up there with all of our stuff so I am not sure if this would count as a PCS move. I am new to all of this and don't know how to request for things! Maybe my husband can request while he is there.
Comment by LSUtiger4life on January 12, 2011 at 7:19pm
Does anyone know how much the Navy reimburses for moving expenses? I have to move from Baton Rouge, LA to Newport, RI in February and I am considering hiring a professional mover, but if they are ridiculously expensive then I can't afford it! This will be my first military move so any tips would be greatly appreciated!!

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