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

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Comment by CO-TwinSalorsMom on April 30, 2018 at 11:59pm

I live in Longmont. 

Comment by RedGerberDaisy on April 30, 2018 at 2:54pm

Hi everyone. My husband and I just moved back after 9 years! We're super happy to be home. Our son is in G.C. and will be graduating this Friday (May 4th) from Power school. We couldn't be more proud of his choice to join. Looking forward to getting to know the other CO moms out there!! #GONAVY

Comment by belovedbyHim on February 8, 2018 at 5:09pm

FLY-- Hope you get the call soon!! If you can get your tickets tonight that will help for tomorrow and things will go smoother.  Enjoy your precious time with your sailor!! Oh and plan to go the the Airport in the middle of the night and get a gate pass if he's flying out on Saturday.

Comment by FLY on February 8, 2018 at 3:42pm

Great! Thank you- sorry left work yesterday and waited for the call but no news. Just landed in Chicago !! 

Comment by belovedbyHim on February 8, 2018 at 3:20pm

I was going to say... go straight on Buckley Rd, go under the train tracks, Make a U turn at the light and when you come back under the tracks you can make a Left at the Light and you will avoid most all of the traffic waiting to turn Right to get on base and park at the parking structure.

Comment by Redwind on February 8, 2018 at 3:11pm

If you do drive to base and if you are talking PIR at Great Lakes you can always pay a buck or two and park in the train commuter lot and then walk onto base. That is what we did.

Comment by belovedbyHim on February 7, 2018 at 7:14pm

I don't know about taking the shuttle for the "tickets" prior since we didn't have that process.  If you were driving I was going to give you a "short cut" to get past the Loooooong line to get in!

Comment by FLY on February 7, 2018 at 6:29pm

We have planned on taking a shuttle from the hotel morning of. Is it a good idea to also take shuttle day before to go get our passes? 

Comment by belovedbyHim on February 7, 2018 at 6:23pm

FLY-- Driving on base or taking a shuttle?  You need to pick up your base passes too.

Comment by FLY on February 7, 2018 at 6:15pm

Yes, we are leaving tomorrow for the big day!  


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