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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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




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Latest Activity: Nov 3, 2022

Discussion Forum

Looking for advice from DCs

Started by locogirlp. Last reply by Dee Jan 21, 2014. 4 Replies

A school then onto Japan for DC

Started by Adam's Mom.. Last reply by Dee Jun 27, 2013. 9 Replies

DC after BC

Started by NavyMom_NC-Ship 02 Div 916. Last reply by NavyMom_NC-Ship 02 Div 916 May 13, 2013. 4 Replies

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Comment by librarianmom on November 19, 2018 at 3:59pm

Welcome back!  My DC has been in Hawaii just about a year.  We are visiting in January!  

Comment by Stillmybaby on November 19, 2018 at 7:38am

Welcome back! Congrats to your son! My DC son, still a relative newcomer, is stationed in Sasebo, Japan aboard the USS Wasp.

Comment by Wiffer peanut on November 18, 2018 at 8:51pm

Very cool!  Welcome back!  I’m a month in with a DC. 

Comment by slapout52 on November 18, 2018 at 8:25pm

Hi all--After a 4-year break, I am back.  My son just joined the Reserve!  Still a DC.  I am so happy for him.

Comment by Brandi (Trey's Mom) on September 19, 2018 at 3:49pm
My Sailor is an instructor and there will be lots of pictures taken. Your DC will have them to forward to you. Have a great visit.
Comment by Wiffer peanut on September 19, 2018 at 3:45pm

If anyone is going to graduation this week, please let me know.  We cannot make graduation and would love to get a photo or two.  We are arriving on Sunday to visit and take our Sailor on Monday to get a week of respite before shipping out.

Comment by librarianmom on September 4, 2018 at 4:02pm

My sailor graduated last December, I don't remember anyone having an arm sling!  

Comment by Brandi (Trey's Mom) on September 4, 2018 at 3:45pm
The A School graduation is not that formal to have parents there. But so wonderful of you to attend. Did you see an instructor with his arm in a sling? That's my Sailor!!
Comment by Wiffer peanut on September 4, 2018 at 3:34pm

librarianmom  Thank you!

Comment by librarianmom on September 4, 2018 at 12:10pm

We went to the DC graduation, it was short and in the hallway, but we are able to get pictures with him and his instructors and fellow shipmates.  We were the only parents there, but it was great because we took our sailor and a friend out to dinner and spend a few hours the next day when him.  


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