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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Grandmas for navy

Grandmothers who have grandchildren in the Navy and need any kind of help or info.

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Latest Activity: Oct 24, 2018

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Comment by litttlbitsouth on October 24, 2018 at 5:34pm
Comment by Lizzyb4 on January 5, 2018 at 3:41pm

I am the grandmother of a SR (Ship 14 Division 073) that will PIR On January 26,2018. I sure am proud of him and miss him so much. He lives only two doors down from me so I got to see him often. We live in the Amish country so two doors down is not that close like living in the city. It is bitter cold here right now and hope everyone else if somewhere warmer. I hope our SR's are staying warm at Great Lakes as it is bitter cold there also.

Comment by Gmabaseball3 on December 14, 2017 at 11:26am

I would like to attend Sarges Meet and Greet tonight for PIR 12-15-17 but I cannot find the information.  Can someone please assist me.  Thank you.

Comment by Bad_Kitty on July 12, 2017 at 12:39pm

So proud of my grandson, however, all this is all so new to me so fumbling my way around, THANK GOD for this wonderful site and the good folks that have provided it

Comment by Davids grama on December 22, 2016 at 12:12am
My Grandson, David is in ship 14, Div 069, PIR is Feb 03, 2017. So proud.
Comment by cjgduck on July 15, 2016 at 10:03am

I am a Gramme who raised a Grandson who is now in A School in Pensacola.  I am very proud of him but miss him very much.  I try to read all comments since I am new at this Navy life!

Comment by Gmaj on July 13, 2016 at 8:34pm
Hi! I have a grandson that his PIR is 8/12/16
He is my first grand child,I only have two it was so hard for me to get use to the idea that my only grandson was leaving for the navy, I miss him sooo much I can't wait till PIR to hug him!
Comment by Homebody Grandma on January 18, 2016 at 3:24am

Hi, My grandson just graduated on Friday Jan 15.  It was a beautiful ceremony and I'm SOOOOO glad that he is out of basic.  He left for South Carolina yesterday.  He looked good though we didn't have a lot of time to spend with him.  The rest of Friday at a hotel and Sat at the airport till the plane left.  We met some really nice people gathered at the hotel near Great Lakes Naval station.  I think he's doing well and headed in the right direction.

Comment by Grandma Mary on January 17, 2016 at 9:46pm
Hi! I have a grandson whose PIR is 2/26/2016.
Comment by kkheff74 on November 27, 2015 at 10:38pm

Well our 1st grandchild who left in July for Basic @ Chicago has gone through her training there and has since left in Sept for Pensacola.  We get to hear from her very rare as they keep them busy.  she has been texting us pretty much and yesterday I finally found out she will be able to come home on Dec 18th.  So since we live in Georgia, I said I would love to go get her.  So my husband is going to surprise her and go along with me.  It's a  5 hour drive for us but it will be worth every mile!! She has to be back by Jan 2nd.  And she has found out she will be going to Norfolk, Va and board the George W Bush naval ship there.  But we don't know where she will be going as of yet.  Can't wait until she's here!!!!


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