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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Not even sure what to expect next…

My son graduated boot camp on 2/1 and is now in Connecticut for A school. His first test was yesterday. He had text me the day before sayin…

Started by Shawndra

3 Apr 7
Reply by Lara

Car at sub school

When can he have car? What does he have to do to bring it on base?

Started by KKNOhio

2 May 12, 2020
Reply by Catherine

Newbie What is BESS?

Hello everyone my son will be starting BC Nov.26 then he is to go to GROTON,CT for A SCHOOL. Can anyone tell me what BESS is? I have read t…

Started by Dls867

3 Sep 24, 2019
Reply by SunflowerLynn

A school

Does anyone know the date for A school graduation in April.

Started by Phyllis

2 Mar 7, 2018
Reply by ArchyMom


Hi, my son will be graduating PIR Dec 4 and on his way to Subschool Dec 5. What is the "estimated" time off for Christmas break? (I've hear…

Started by submarine

10 Oct 14, 2017
Reply by ArchyMom

SubSchool Graduation???

My son is in SubSchool currently in Groton ... He will stay there for his A School also we think. Is graduation from SubSchool something p…

Started by NavyFamily

6 Oct 14, 2017
Reply by ArchyMom

July 4 2017 Holiday

My son is in Groton CT at school does anyone know how much time they have off for the 4 of July Holiday? Thanks Renee

Started by Michelle

2 Jun 26, 2017
Reply by NavyFamily

Sub school graduation

My son arrived at Sub School in Groton last week after BC in Chicago. Does anyone know when his graduation is? He starts classes tomorrow b…

Started by Michelle

1 Jun 26, 2017
Reply by The Real Mimi

BESS Graduation details?

My son will soon graduate from BESS.  His grandma is going to go see him.  How do we get info about how to get on the base, when & wher…

Started by happyday

0 May 6, 2017

Sub School Question

Hello everyone! MY fiance is currently in A School in Mississippi. He will then be going to sub school in Groton, Connecticut. He is going…

Started by NavyWifeToBe

2 Apr 22, 2017
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