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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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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Chicago Mom's Discussions (8)

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Any Meet and Greet For Navy Moms In the Chicago area?

I see their isn't a lot of activity in the Chicago area...wonder why?

Started by Amorresperroz

2 Jul 25, 2016
Reply by Amorresperroz

Disney On Ice is coming back to Chicago! Another great COUPON for you!

Did you miss the last Disney on Ice show?! Don't worry - Disney on Ice is coming back to Chicago!! This is a wonderful family show! Even be…

Started by JessiL

0 Mar 8, 2014

mailing our sailors a box...

Hello ladies, I have been mailing boxes to my sailor for months. But I've mailed them from my work (through a college mail room) I've never…

Started by Theresa

3 Aug 9, 2013
Reply by Pat L. in IL

Need advise

Ladies, I don't know what to do and hoping one of you have encountered this in the past.  To make a very long story short, my daughter has…

Started by Theresa

3 Aug 6, 2013

Villa Park VFW Thanksgiving

I just heard from the dinner coordinator with the info about Thanksgiving.  Ruth,The recruits will arrive between 8:30 and 9 for breakfast,…

Started by Ruth, Gun's Mom

0 Nov 7, 2011

Nuke A School FAQ

  Nuke A School FAQ   click the Above Link  

Started by NF Mom

1 Feb 25, 2011
Reply by NF Mom

Let get together

Hi I would be interested in a Saturday breakfast to meet Chicago mom's in Tinley Park or area near. Country Buffet on Harlem and 159th is o…

Started by MaryAnn Smith

0 Jan 17, 2010

Chicago Moms Get Together

We had a great time at Tap House Grill in Westmont. Our thanks to owner and Navy brother Santino who treated us to wonderful appetizers an…

Started by Ruth, Gun's Mom

2 Feb 8, 2009
Reply by Ruth, Gun's Mom


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