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.




Cardinal Company 2012

For the moms, girlfriends, wives, sisters...anyone with a loved one heading off to BC late this summer as part of "The Cardinal Company"! 

Members: 26
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2013

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Comment by KWL's mom on October 8, 2013 at 9:10pm

Anybody out there? :) My son has lived in 4 states in the past 14 months - MO, IL, CT, and GA. Now he is on the USS Tennessee, which is an Ohio class submarine. (Thought I might as well mention the other two states that he is "connected" with) Sure do miss my sailor. Looks like it has been a year since Glo Mom asked about our sailors - Wow. It has been great. I still cry when I hear about someone attending their son's or daughter's PIR.

Comment by Glo Mom of Future Officer on October 7, 2012 at 10:57am

Wow, this has been a wonderful group to be a part of.  Thank you for letting me be a part of this fabulous group.  Please keep in touch and let me know how your Sailors are doing.

Comment by Huggy on October 5, 2012 at 5:19pm

Lafies it has been a great adventure, tears shed smiles of there accomplishments and through out it good friends and God has helped us through. Now off to th next great adventure.

Comment by Glo Mom of Future Officer on October 3, 2012 at 6:59pm

I'm the proud mother of a Sailor!!!

Comment by KWL's mom on October 3, 2012 at 6:09pm

Got to message with my son on FB just now. How exciting. They can buy computer time for $9 an hour. :)

Comment by KWL's mom on October 3, 2012 at 5:43pm

Got my call, too!! So many tears of joy. Congratulations to our sailors, and congratulations to us for making it through. My son said he might be around until Sunday! He hasn't gotten his orders. So excited. See you all SOON.

Comment by Huggy on October 3, 2012 at 4:50pm

sharpmom amen.

Comment by Huggy on October 3, 2012 at 4:49pm

Got my call as well and found out we have until saturday 1700 hours. :)

Comment by proudmom on October 3, 2012 at 4:24pm
Whoo, hooo I have a sailor! So excited. Can't wait to see him. Congrats 325!!
Comment by SR Dunn's Mom on October 3, 2012 at 4:12pm



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