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.



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First Duty Station

My son is at his first duty station. He has been there since October. At first he seemed to be doing well but not so much now. He sounds so…

Started by BF2000

4 Mar 3, 2019
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PACT- Airman

Hi Navyformoms, I’ve been reading on the web that PACT-Airman is not good - due to low rating. My son signed up with the Navy but he couldn…

Started by Gforce82

3 Nov 5, 2018
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Advice on Aircraft Carriers

My daughter is an AM about to graduate from A school and is going to be stationed in Lemoore. She said she can anticipate going out on airc…

Started by loween

6 Feb 23, 2016
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New Navy Mom

My son is leaving for basic in October. He has chosen Aviation/Airman PACT program. Can you give me a little insight as to what he is to ex…

Started by Candace

4 Sep 10, 2015
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Nervous mom of a future ABE!

My 17 year old son qualified for many rates and chose ABE. He is very excited and can't wait for bc in August. We have watched videos of th…

Started by Michele

2 Feb 26, 2015
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Worried mom

"I'm new to this! son leaves in Sept. he is designated as AN Pact. He really wants to work on airplane mechanics. I was so excit…

Started by kim

5 Nov 10, 2014
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Question about airman

My daughter graduates from boot camp on jan18. Her paperwork said she was hired as an airman (an) She is attending a school in Pensacola af…

Started by navydaughtersmom13

2 Jan 9, 2013
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Moving for A school

Hello, My husband is leaving for bootcamp on Wed. *sadface* I have some questions. After bootcamp he will be going to A school in Biloxi Mi…

Started by mrs.jane.rad

0 Sep 9, 2012

Brown Bagged at A school

Hey everyone! My husband graduated from BC just a few days ago, and is now in Pensacola for A school. He qualifies as a permanent resident,…

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