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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Alumni PIR 12/17/10 & 12/22/10

This group is for the wonderful family members and friends of the sailors who graduated from boot camp on Dec. 17 & Dec. 22, 2010. We have been through so much together and we welcome all who would like to follow the paths of our sailors.

Members: 71
Latest Activity: Feb 12, 2013

Discussion Forum

Groton, CT Submarine School

Started by Nancy. Last reply by Nancy Jun 4, 2011. 225 Replies

Let's pool the information that we have.Continue

Give us your care package ideas!

Started by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor. Last reply by ISH-MOM Mar 7, 2011. 30 Replies

Since we are now able to send packages, wouldn't it be great if we shared our creative ideas of what we intend to send to our sailors?

Pensacola, FL A School Discussion

Started by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor. Last reply by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor Feb 17, 2011. 48 Replies

Many of us have recruits going to Pensacola, FL for A school.  This discussion forum is for those who want to discuss things concerning PensacolaContinue

New to the area

Started by Brenda-Marie's Mom Feb 4, 2011. 0 Replies

My daughter is newly stationed at Goose Creek. I'm glad I found this site. My navigating skills around this area are rough. Any suggestions about how to communicate more efficiently?

Comment Wall


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Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on November 16, 2012 at 11:52pm

maggie, that's great!  Enjoy your time with your sailor.  

My sailor is stationed in Bremerton, WA on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier.  He is currently on an 8 month deployment in the middle east.   

Comment by maggie (ship03 Div.027) on November 12, 2012 at 6:27pm

Hello,  My son graduated 12/22/10 bootcamp.  Went to Pensacola.  Then San Diego on an 8 mo. deployment on Makin Island.  Came back in June.  Still in San Diego.  He will be coming home to Florida Wednesday on a leave.  YEA!!!!


Comment by phoebe stg2 on November 11, 2012 at 6:38pm

Betsy, thanks for checking in. Same to your sailor...

Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on November 11, 2012 at 6:27pm

Just popping in to see if anyone comes here anymore.  I guess not.  :(   I hope all of our sailors are doing well and Happy Veteran's Day to them all.  

Comment by mochi1 on February 19, 2012 at 8:45pm

t looks like it's been awhile since anyone has posted. Just thought I would post an update on my two navy boys. K who graduated bootcamp with this group, successfully completed Nuke A school and Nuke Power school. We were able to go to the power school graduation which was great since he didn't come home at Christmas. We spent a couple weeks with him and did some sight seeing while we were down south. He is now on grad hold going to navy College. It's a nice break from the challenges of Nuke school. E graduated Navy boot camp in July. He went to Pensacola for AT school and graduated the end of January. He got orders to San Diego which is home! He will be on a ship here. Looking forward to having  our grandson and daughter in law in town.

Comment by Sharon on December 13, 2011 at 10:17am

howdy y'all.  Just a quick update - my sailor has been in San Diego since the summer but just got assigned to the Lincoln.  He is going to the middle east.  So of course, I'm freaking out.  But, I'll live.  He's excited, especially since after they're done there he gets to see the rest of the world before docking in Norfolk.  And then maybe I'll get to see him, and we'll celebrate xmas then.  Hope y'all are well.

Comment by MarylandMom on December 3, 2011 at 12:18pm

Good morning to all. Can you believe it has been a year since we all were making our plans to meet & greet in Great Lakes !! So much has happened in our lives since that time. So glad that we still have a place to come back to and update each other on our Sailors journeys !! My S is in Norfolk, Va. As of Tues, he said he was upgrading his clearance, and going to OPS. What that means, I have no clue !! These letters drive me nuts !! He is on the USS WASP. It stays in port most of the time, except for some training and manuvers. He wont deploy for 2yrs, unless something critical happens. I'm thrilled, he's not. He wants to get out to sea and do all the stuff he has trained for. Of course, this was before he was changing his status !! hmm. . . maybe this is something he has yet to tell me !! Will keep you posted !! Have a wonderful Christmas Season, I hope as many of our Sailors as possible make it home for our holidays !  Much love, ~Donna~

Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on November 23, 2011 at 6:39pm

Thanksgiving Leaves   to my beautiful friends.  I will catch up with our page after the holiday.  I hope all that have their sailors home enjoy every minute of your time with them.  Please give them many  big hug emoticonfrom me.  Talk to you all soon.  

Comment by pmgcakes on November 20, 2011 at 11:11am

Hi All, our update; S graduated from power school in October, he has been on grad hold since, just got word 2 weeks ago that he will be transferred to upstate NY for the 3rd and final phase of the Nuke pipeline, we are so excited to have him back in our home state, still 4 hours away from Long Island, but so much better than 15 hrs to S. Carolina.  he has to report 12/16, seems like his holiday leave   approval from one base to the other doesnt transfer, so we will have to see, but he seems confident that it will be OK.. fingers crossed :) wedding bells are suppose to be ringing in december, luckly the marraige license would be valid any where in NY, so again this navy mom has to hurry up an wait!  they are still getting married we just dont know where or when.

Comment by Kim of Virginia on November 19, 2011 at 8:41pm

 Hello everyone, I changed my name, but I'm still the same mom of ship 25 Dec. 22, 2010. Wow! I can't believe that it is almost been a year since my our sons and daughters graduated boot camp. My son is stationed in Tampa and he loves it.  I have a daughter leaving for the Air Force in Aug. 2012 and although I am very proud of both of them, I know I will miss them both, already feeling the holiday blues with my son not being able to come home for the holidays. Glad to see that everyone is well and that our children are making a difference in the world. I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and your child is stationed in VA and needs a home cooked meal and family for the holidays, please send me a private message for address details or send me a private message on facebook.


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