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."


**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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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.



NavyMom9519's Discussions (29)

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"Thanks Phoenixmom!"

NavyMom9519 replied Oct 26, 2019 to The mall?

11 Jan 30, 2020
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"Thank you all for the information. I’m not sure what he wants to find at the mall -…"

NavyMom9519 replied Oct 24, 2019 to The mall?

11 Jan 30, 2020
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"NukeMomofC my heart aches for you. My son graduates next Friday. As tough as this is…"

NavyMom9519 replied Oct 23, 2019 to The wait and stress is real

19 Nov 30, 2019
Reply by Chipmunk

"Hi! I sent 14 letters at once. 2 per envelope, over a span of a few days. I numbered…"

NavyMom9519 replied Oct 21, 2019 to All my Letters that I have been waiting to send

8 Oct 21, 2019
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"Chipmunk - it’s the weirdest thing. I think maybe it got stuck in the scanner becaus…"

NavyMom9519 replied Oct 4, 2019 to Letter from SR

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"@Olive Oyl when did she get to GL?"

NavyMom9519 replied Sep 18, 2019 to Ship 13 Division 423 PIR Nov 8, 2019

8 Oct 1, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

"Hi Deb s! My son left 9/5! I am sure we will hear from them soon since it seems thos…"

NavyMom9519 replied Sep 18, 2019 to Division 409

18 Sep 18, 2019
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"I bought a notebook and have been writing every day and just keeping them until I ge…"

NavyMom9519 replied Sep 13, 2019 to Div 402

4 Sep 13, 2019
Reply by ellen0502

"@bandmom my son signed and left 4 weeks later!! They gave him an original ship date…"

NavyMom9519 replied Sep 12, 2019 to boot camp

5 Sep 12, 2019
Reply by dmj

"My son left 9/5. I don’t know his Div yet. Have you been writing to him? The time wi…"

NavyMom9519 replied Sep 11, 2019 to Division 409

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