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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CTI Discussions (27)

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I'm a rising senior in high school who is really interested in joining the navy as a CTI.  I've just started to talk to my recruiter and ha…

Started by Jack

4 Aug 21, 2015
Reply by travelingrltr

What to expect after DLI

My son graduates in two weeks.  He found out yesterday that he has been assigned to subs.  He believes he will have one year of sub trainin…

Started by Mel

0 Jul 2, 2014

Graduation Questions

My son will be graduating in July and I'm getting a little anxious.  I keep bugging him but he doesn't have a lot of information yet. So, I…

Started by NavyDaughter/Mom

8 Jun 25, 2014
Reply by NavyDaughter/Mom

Questions about CTI and A-school?

My girlfriend left for BC on May 1st. I still haven't gotten her form letter yet so PIR date is still a toss up. After PIR I'm planning on…

Started by

5 May 8, 2014
Reply by tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204)

Questions from a the mom of a CTI DEP

Hello everybody:   I have lots of questions since this is all new to me.  But a couple to start with.  My DEP (daughter) just signed her co…

Started by mygirlsrock

22 Apr 27, 2014
Reply by Nerdlette's Mom

Can my son take the Dlab before he enlists?

My son's recruiter told he must enlist, and sign a contract for a job BEFORE they will give him the Dlab test and then they will "rip up th…

Started by Kerfos

13 Apr 24, 2014
Reply by Kerfos

Post DLI

I am looking for info re; what happens after our Sailors learn their language. I am asking because my Sailor was told by one who had droppe…

Started by Leslie1200

9 Oct 10, 2013

CTI Timeline

Hello all!  I have been reading through all kinds of stuff but I thought it would be easiest to get everything down in one place. My fianc…

Started by KYKathryn Ship2Div913

3 Feb 2, 2013
Reply by NavyDaughter/Mom

CTI A School info?

Can someone please give me a bit of info on this A school?  My boyfriend is going in February and I had already planned to move to Californ…

Started by Cassie

2 Dec 12, 2012
Reply by Cassie

What comes after DLI?

Can someone give me a Reader's Digest version of what options my sailor has after completing DLI.  I've heard about sub-riders, but I don't…

Started by ceej

4 Oct 4, 2012
Reply by Reid's Ma


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