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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Arkansas Navy Moms


Arkansas Navy Moms

Support and Friendship for all moms from Arkansas with a Child or Loved one in the Navy

Members: 46
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2019

Discussion Forum

my harrison boy

Started by warrens momma. Last reply by artswim Oct 10, 2019. 2 Replies

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Sunshine66 on April 8, 2013 at 12:03am
I live in Malvern, about 45 min SW of Little Rock. Where is Bay?
Comment by Momma Kim(Ship 14 DIV 161) on April 7, 2013 at 11:14pm

Good Evening ladies! Sunshine66, Yes, our PIR is just around the corner!! 18 more days!! We'll be attending too!! So very excited!!!!! We received a letter from our SR Thursday. He sounded good in the letter. He has shin splints but things were going well.

Kyle jacob's mom, advice.... Sunshine66 was right about the roller coaster ride!! I still have my good days and bad days. We're a few weeks from PIR and getting all the plans finished up on attending 4-26-13. I've been online reading and watching every video I could to learn event about BC. Find your PIR group and read up!! I'm still learning!! You'll need to watch for the area code 847! Phone calls are the best!!

Comment by kjacob's mom on April 7, 2013 at 4:28pm

Hi Sunshine66, I am from Bay, AR. Where are you from?

Comment by Sunshine66 on April 7, 2013 at 12:36am
Welcome Kyle Jacob's Mom!! Advice, hmmmm. It is a roller coaster ride, up and down!!!! So, hang on :) will happily answer any questions you might have. Where are you from?
Comment by kjacob's mom on April 6, 2013 at 6:30pm

I am also glad to see a group from Arkansas. My son just arrived at BC on Tuesday, so I am pretty new to the site. Any advice would be appreciated.

Comment by Sunshine66 on April 5, 2013 at 11:28pm
Hi Momma Kim! Nice to see another Arkansas mom!!! My son PIR'd 3/8 and is now in SC. He will be in school there for at least a year and a half.

So, how is your son doing? BC going ok? Are you going to his PIR? It's almost time :) Where will he go next?
Comment by Momma Kim(Ship 14 DIV 161) on March 7, 2013 at 1:03am

Glad to see a group from AR. My son left from  BC Feb 26. It sounds like he'll PIR 4/26/13. I've received his box so far but still waiting on the form letter so I can start writing him.

Looks like a few of you are about to have grads! Congradulations! You'll have to keep me informed.

Comment by Sunshine66 on January 24, 2013 at 7:11pm

Hey Jazzys Mom, I've seen you in the BC group!  Nice to have someone else from AR at BC now.  I'm in Malvern and my son will PIR on 3/08.

Comment by Jazzy's Mom on January 24, 2013 at 1:50pm

By the way I'm in Little Rock

Comment by Jazzy's Mom on January 24, 2013 at 1:49pm

Hi fellow Arkansas Moms! You will notice my location says Astoria Oregon but that is not where I live now. It's to throw off any people that may be lurking around if you know what I mean.


My daughter is currently in BC. She arrived there on the 16th and I just happened to stumble onto this group while I was looking around. Right now I think her PIR will be 18/03/2013 but I haven't received the official letter yet.


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