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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Colorado Moms

Members: 177
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2022

Hey Coloradoans--Just wanted to find out how many of us there are!! I Love living in Colorado and would love to know what you think!!

Discussion Forum

New Post!! Future Sailors Leaving from Denver

Started by Celticwoman2. Last reply by J-RockyMtn Aug 4, 2019. 10 Replies

Any Buckley AFB residence?

Started by Brenda Jan 25, 2014. 0 Replies

Finally there!

Started by Jen_Riley's_Mom. Last reply by belovedbyHim Dec 8, 2013. 7 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by belovedbyHim on June 28, 2020 at 10:28pm
Comment by belovedbyHim on June 28, 2020 at 10:27pm

Lonasboys-- Welcome.  As you can see this page is not super active. The Colorado Parents is a bit more so.  If you want to join us on the Boot Camp page there are lots of New moms there and TONS of support to help you get through this time of adjustment.

I have a blog of what to expect for the first weeks.
TLDR: Talk about who they would want to be told about if something bad happens during their time in BC (Sad and scary but so necessary!). Have them call your phone and leave you a voice mail that you can listen to while they are gone and there is no communication. (Wait till you HAVE to hear it!). Write them a short note to keep in their wallet till they NEED it during BC. They will know when they need those words of love and encouragement!!  Welcome to the roller coaster!!

Comment by Lonasboys on June 28, 2020 at 6:05pm

Hello.  Glad to find this group.  Anyone else have a son/daughter leaving from Denver this week?

Comment by TitoMom⚓️MMN on March 1, 2019 at 11:05am

I think you're right. I've suggested that he find a good used car. We'll see if he listens :). Thank you for the advice.

Comment by belovedbyHim on February 28, 2019 at 2:34pm

Buying in cash is always better than leasing and if he leases then there are other considerations for registration.  If he isn't planning to keep it through deployment he may want to reconsider the whole car ownership deal.  When you factor in Title, registration, taxes, gas, insurance, maintenance, storage.... Paying for Uber may make more sense.  If he's going into Dry Dock then they aren't really deployed and he may be ok with a good used car.  STAY AWAY from the Stealerships... I mean dealerships.  They way overcharge for used cars.

Comment by TitoMom⚓️MMN on February 28, 2019 at 10:40am

belovedbyHim  Thanks for the help. I didn't even consider where to register it. It appears he can get out of the lease if he is deployed but that wouldn't count for dry doc so he may be paying more in the long run. I think he needs to give this more thought. :)

Comment by belovedbyHim on February 27, 2019 at 6:05pm

I know they can get out of Apartment leases but I haven't heard that they can get out of Car leases.  Also he might want to check and see if registration is less in CO than GC.

Comment by TitoMom⚓️MMN on February 27, 2019 at 5:03pm

Hello! My son started Power School this week in GC. He's tired of not having a vehicle there and is in the process of looking. He's deciding between a used car in the 8K -10K range or just leasing until deployment. We hear service members going on deployment can "get out of the lease" which he will have for a little over a year or so. Has anyone else done this? Also, we heard to go with insurance through USAA. Anyone have this as well? Thanks for the help. 

Comment by Redwind on January 24, 2019 at 12:58pm

HI there. Glad you are here.  There are lots of Navy families here. I think the fb group is busier than here. Glad to see this page starting up again.

Comment by TitoMom⚓️MMN on January 22, 2019 at 1:43pm

Hello Everyone. I was happy to find this group, and interested to see others from Colorado. At our son's PIR I think there were maybe 2 families from Colorado out of 700+ graduates. Ha Ha! We tried to cheer loudly, but Texas and California had it in the bag. Our son is at GC currently in T-track waiting to class up for PS. This has been an experience to say the least, but we are super proud and happy for him. Enjoy the snow today!


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