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 Navy Company of August 15, 2013


Cardinal Navy Company of August 15, 2013

this is a group for the parents of the sailors who were choosen for the St Louis Cardinal Company and who will swear in August 15, 2013 at the game.  My son Robert was choosen and I would love to get in touch with anyone else who childern was so luck.

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Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2013

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Comment by NavyMom2013 on October 16, 2013 at 3:18pm

It's sooooo nice to be able to have the communication back with my Son. He is staying at GL for his A school which is only about 4 hours from me. Already planning another trip up in a few weeks and take his dog that he misses and wants to see. :-) Where's your Sailor going to A school?  

Comment by RobynS on October 14, 2013 at 12:48pm

Proudmamma, website for the shirts

Comment by PROUDMAMMAOF2SAILORSSHIP11DIV383 on October 14, 2013 at 12:42pm

Does anyone where we can order the division tshirts?  I really want one

Comment by cathymgShip03Div367&ship11Div383 on October 11, 2013 at 9:38am
today is the day! Congrats everyone we will be seeing our sailor soon.
Comment by NavyMom2013 on October 10, 2013 at 8:01am

Are you Ladies ready to see our Sailors!!!  Just one more day! This has been the longest 8 weeks of my life, but we have made it through! We are heading North in about 2 hours. Hope to meet some of you at Sarges Meet and Greet. Travel Safe!

Comment by bubba8113 on October 8, 2013 at 9:53am

I got my call too ladies! He was very tired but upbeat. Words cannot express how proud and excited I am. Can't wait to see my boy!!! Anyone have hints on dress attire for PIR?

Comment by NavyMom2013 on October 7, 2013 at 10:54pm

We got our call earlier. My sailor sounded tired but excited about seeing us on Friday and spending the weekend with us. I don't think there has been a time my son has wanted to really spend a weekend with us, his parents, since he turned 13. LOL! Congratulations to all the Sailors and Families of Ship 11 Division 383 !!!

Comment by PROUDMAMMAOF2SAILORSSHIP11DIV383 on October 7, 2013 at 5:39pm

got my call.  He sounds so grown up.  can't wait to see him Friday. 

Comment by White Rhino on October 7, 2013 at 5:19pm

Oh sorry 383 I was too excited for that part1

Comment by White Rhino on October 7, 2013 at 5:15pm

JUST GOT MY CALL!!!!  he sounds wonderful, very tired.  So excited to be  a sailor! very emotional for both of us.  The Div got 4.1 out of 5.0.  He is so excited to be a Sailor.  Hope all your calls are on there way!!!


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