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.




Arkansas River Valley Moms

This group is for parents, family and friends with sailors, DEPpers or just thinking of joining the Navy from the Arkansas River Valley

Location: Arkansas, Fort Smith, Greenwood, Van Buren, River Valley, Alma, Booneville, Mansfield, Charleston
Members: 3
Latest Activity: Feb 5, 2018

Just getting our Group started so please feel free to join in. Email me with anything you would like to add or see on the Group page and I will be happy to add it. Please be sure you read and always following the Community Guidelines as set by N4M. (Link located on rightside of page)

Discussion Forum

Nuke A School FAQ

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

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Comment by Kelly/Austin's mom ship12div264 on September 6, 2010 at 12:04pm
Congrats!!! It was so exciting for me. Hope it's wonderful for you!!! I learned do not take any pictures outside on base. You could lose your camera, Inside at PIR is ok but none outside!! And get there really early, I mean early!! We were there an hour early and had to sit up in balcony. Still good seats but even the balcony was almost full. If I think of anything else I'll let ya know.
Comment by Kelly/Austin's mom ship12div264 on August 12, 2010 at 12:40am
Hey Cyndi! How are you doing?? I made it through bc. My son Austin aka Odoyle had PIR on 8/6. Any help or info I can give let me know. The group I joined for our ship and division was a God send. Full of ideas and info. We kept each other informed when our division made calls, and what tests were coming up and what was happening with our group in general. The boys got nervous when they found out all of us moms were talking :) We even had t-shirts made for the Meet and greet the night before graduation.
Let me know what I can do to help you through bc.


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