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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Book Club Moms

A group for moms/family members to share good books that they've read and discuss them.

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Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2013

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Comment by Emily-aaronsgirl11 on July 17, 2010 at 6:30pm
OH! The Soul Survivor is an amazing book. Can't remember the author off the top of my head... but it's the story of a small boy who has nightmares that his mom is convinced are more than just a phase. He has them for years and along the way he offers tidbits about what these nightmares are about.. "Little man on fire." "Plane crash." It's the story of a reincarnation of a WWII Pilot. Coolest, book, EVER! :)
Comment by Emily-aaronsgirl11 on July 11, 2010 at 10:50am
I just found this group! I'm not a mom, but a sister and a girlfriend. And I never stop reading. :) I discovered Jodi Picoult at the end of my 7th grade year, and I fell in love. I've read at least thirteen of her books, but like Catherine said, they became extremely repetitive. I still throw another one of her books in occasionally. I wasn't a big fan of her newest one, House Rules, but the one she released in '09, Handle With Care, was pretty awesome :)

The Glass Castle was pretty good. I couldn't put that one down. And so was A Time to Kill (John Grisham). That one made me cry... For those of you that haven't read The Time Traveler's Wife, you should probably go read that one. One of my favorites :) I could add an endless supply of Young Adult reads, but I don't know how many of you are interested in those. :)

Lately, I've been reading a ton of military books. First off, The Finale Salute by Jim Sheeler. It tells the story of the fallen soldiers (mostly Marines, with a Navy Corpsman and maybe an Army guy thrown in) who died overseas and how their bodies are handled when they come back. It tells the stories of the soldiers that accompany them back to their homes and the stories of their families. I bawled the entire time I read it (during school hours) and my boyfriend was in bootcamp at the time. My friends wanted to know why I was torturing myself reading it (and it was torture), but it was so good I couldn't put it down. I felt the need (and duty in a sense) to finish it and read about these mens' lives.

The other really good military book I've read recently was The Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. Marcus is a SEAL who went on a mission with his team (like any other SEAL would do). His 4 man team gets attacked by the Taliban (at least 200 men) and Marcus is the only SEAL that survives. While the world thought he was dead, Marcus was trying to survive in the mountains. AMAZING. Probably the best book I'll ever read. He also goes through Navy bootcamp and Bud/s training, which was extremely interesting to read. I recommend this one to everyone. :)

Sorry this post was so long... I get really excited about books :)
Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on May 19, 2010 at 11:57am
Thanks. I'm heading over to B&N during my lunch.
Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on May 18, 2010 at 2:43pm
Hi, just joined your group. I am a very new navy mom. My son is a depper who is off to BC in Nov. Seems so far away but I am savoring every moment.

I love to read but there is not much out there that interests me right now and I am not a big fan of all these vampire cronicles. Some of my favorite all time books are East of Eden by John Steinbeck, I know this much is true and She's come undone by Willy Lamb.

I have read most of Jodi Picoult's books, however I had to break away and explore others. Started to become to repatiscious.

Anybody have any suggestions? Anybody have reviews on The rest of her life by Laura Moriarty or The last summer of you and me by Ann Brashares. Caught my eye.
Comment by terbeasch on February 7, 2010 at 11:35am
I read The Help a while back for my book club and I agree it was an enjoyable read, would recommend it.
Comment by terbeasch on January 3, 2010 at 9:50pm
Hi all - sorry for the delay in answering but my Sailor was home for 2 weeks... Half Broke Horse was a good read, it is a true life novel of her grandmothers life, after that I read Jeanette Walls' first book The Glass Castle, now that was a mind boggler, it was amazing the childhood she and her siblings had, dont want to spoil it but glad I read the books in the order I did and enjoyed both. Would recommend both. I will add that some in our club did not like Half Broke Horses, they did not like the writing style.
Comment by terbeasch on November 6, 2009 at 10:17pm
I just received Half Broke Horses in the mail today, I will let you know how it is, and yes Joyce it is suppost to be a "real life novel".
Comment by terbeasch on October 24, 2009 at 6:57pm
Leslie, don't know yet, haven't been able to locate a copy yet.
Comment by terbeasch on October 24, 2009 at 4:29pm
Hi all our book club just decided to read Half Broke Horses by Walls, went to the library and I am #224 on the list, must be a popula book right now, anyone read it?
Comment by carols_kitchen on July 10, 2009 at 4:39pm
Read a book called Marine One which was fascinating. Scary when you consider the Boeing vs Airbus contract negotiations and how easily one can jump to the wrong conclusion.

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