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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"This is a big change in his life.  All normal feelings.  I truly believe that the re…"

JackieD replied Jun 11, 2013 to MEPS today... BC tomorrow...

22 Jun 13, 2013
Reply by Dawnette7

"I stayed at the Navy Lodge for my son's PIR last year.  When I booked the room, I to…"

JackieD replied Mar 27, 2013 to Husbands PIR 5/17 Please Help!!

9 Mar 27, 2013
Reply by Chanel

"My son's PIR was on March 30th. He left for Pensacola on Monday after PIR. There wer…"

JackieD replied Oct 14, 2012 to A School the day after Boot Camp

21 Oct 16, 2012
Reply by harpist mom

"Hang in there!  My son graduated boot camp in March.  The first couple of weeks will…"

JackieD replied Sep 4, 2012 to New Nuke Mom

27 Sep 9, 2012
Reply by StevesMom (Ship 12 Div 351)

"Start writing it all down, put everything you want to tell him now in letters to him…"

JackieD replied Aug 31, 2012 to My second son just left at the spur of the moment yesterday. 8/30/12

17 Sep 4, 2012
Reply by Glo Mom of Future Officer

"My heart goes out to you and your son.  Reading this put tears in my eyes.  You and…"

JackieD replied Aug 31, 2012 to My second son just left at the spur of the moment yesterday. 8/30/12

17 Sep 4, 2012
Reply by Glo Mom of Future Officer

"By the time my son called, he had so much to say and asked me what did I want to kno…"

JackieD replied Aug 14, 2012 to Question About Phone Calls Home

17 Aug 16, 2012
Reply by Cheryl Ship 07 Div 160

"When my son called, he had a whole hour.  He called me, then his dad, then his girlf…"

JackieD replied Aug 14, 2012 to Question About Phone Calls Home

17 Aug 16, 2012
Reply by Cheryl Ship 07 Div 160

"It's hard to tell when your Sailor will depart for Pensacola.  When my son was in BC…"

JackieD replied Aug 8, 2012 to change in departure date for A-School

2 Aug 8, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant

"There is a Navy Federal on site at RTC. He should have a debit card already. My son…"

JackieD replied Aug 5, 2012 to Navy Federal question

5 Aug 5, 2012
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