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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"I agree with the other ladies.  It really does come down to trust.  Even if you were…"

sailorwifenmom replied Mar 17, 2013 to Bootcamp to A school

15 Mar 18, 2013
Reply by Anti M

"Married Sailors can, and you will get BAH, which is a housing allowance.  Except in…"

sailorwifenmom replied Mar 17, 2013 to Bootcamp to A school

15 Mar 18, 2013
Reply by Anti M

"Hi and welcome to the group! (Sorry about liking and un-liking your post, I'm on my…"

sailorwifenmom replied Feb 26, 2013 to I am New to the Group

5 Feb 27, 2013
Reply by ELiana Japan

"Hi and welcome!   I know the first few months when they are in boot camp can be hard…"

sailorwifenmom replied Feb 15, 2013 to New to the group :)

47 Feb 15, 2013
Reply by Dagmar (Ship 03 Div 143)

"If your Sailor is Active Duty, then you would be able to PCS with him.  I'm assuming…"

sailorwifenmom replied Feb 10, 2013 to New and looking for answers ....

3 Feb 10, 2013

"No, this is NOT true. I think they are confusing / combining some policies, which is…"

sailorwifenmom replied Jan 31, 2013 to Is it true that if you get married your orders might get cancelled ?

1 Jan 31, 2013
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"I would be very careful packing it yourself unless you are going to move it yourself…"

sailorwifenmom replied Jan 30, 2013 to First PCS

15 Jan 30, 2013
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"Thank you! Seriously, it seems like every time I try to tell someone about this, it…"

sailorwifenmom replied Jan 30, 2013 to First PCS

15 Jan 30, 2013
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":-) Just try to hang in there, you're both getting to the home stretch, but you can…"

sailorwifenmom replied Jan 30, 2013 to He's tired, I am tired, and there's no middle...

6 Jan 30, 2013
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"One of the good things with the new system the Navy uses now for their moves is, onc…"

sailorwifenmom replied Jan 29, 2013 to First PCS

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