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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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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CTI Discussions (27)

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New CTI Mom

My son will be heading to CTI in Monterrey on April 28, 2012.  I feel like the luckiest person since I only live just over an hour from his…

Started by Mel Honey

7 Aug 28, 2012
Reply by PamperedMom

Travel plans

Hi. My sailor is coming home for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is there reasonably-priced transportation from DLI to San Jose airport? Thanks. --…

Started by cantom

4 Nov 20, 2011
Reply by cantom

CTI wife, first time military move

Hi, my husband just graduated from bootcamp at great lakes and is now at DLI to learn Russian. He wants me to move there as soon as possibl…

Started by effu662

6 Aug 11, 2011

Retired Master Chief Korean Linguists

My Chief recently gave out a side project to find the retired Master Chief Korlings, and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the ri…

Started by Taylor's Girl

0 Jul 1, 2011

My Husband is going to DLI In Monterey. Does anyone know where good housing is.

My husband goes to DLI the 3rd of July. I'm hoping to move with him as soon as possible but i am having a little trouble finding an apartme…

Started by Renee smith

2 Jun 17, 2011
Reply by Renee smith

moving to cali... wondering if anyone knows what is better on base or off base housing?

My husband is going into the CTI feild and I wanted to know if anyone had any ideas on how to get me out there asap?  he will be flying out…

Started by djswife07

9 Jun 11, 2011
Reply by djswife07


Our son mark just got there last night. We are still waiting to here from him. For someone who really didnt want to leave his hometown he s…

Started by cheri

20 May 21, 2011


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