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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Headed for SWCC

Moms of Sailors headed for SWCC

Members: 73
Latest Activity: Jun 6

Discussion Forum

SWCC Training?!?

Started by Navy_Wife3. Last reply by Navy_Wife3 Apr 9, 2015. 13 Replies

Any insight on the length of SWCC training & whether family is allowed to visit you or relocate during this time? I have heard so many different responses, my head is spinning! lol. My husband is…Continue

Training in December?

Started by dobimom May 13, 2014. 0 Replies

So my son will be in bc in August andWe heard they give you 2 weeks offOver Christmas. Anyone know anything aboutThis. He will be SO and train in San DiegoBut won't get there till around…Continue

New SWCC Candidate

Started by NavyMom SWCC candidate. Last reply by Fancy Nancy Aug 27, 2012. 5 Replies

My son just graduated last Friday. He is now waiting to begin training in August. Continue

New SWCC class started Monday (March 5, 2012)!

Started by margeeim. Last reply by Proud Mom-Linda May 2, 2012. 3 Replies

SWCC training started for my son this week.  Are there others out there who have a loved one in this most recent class?  He said Monday was an easy day.  They had to run everywhere, carrying a…Continue

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Comment by pahoapam on April 30, 2010 at 9:14pm
Hey proudlimom!!! Glad you made it over!! I talked with my Sailor oday and he said hardly anybody whose Mom's had overnighted their phones got them. The lady at my post office said you can't guarantee overnight delivery to any base, but she did say he should have his by tomorrow before 3pm!! Love you guys!
Comment by proudlimom0721 on April 30, 2010 at 7:17pm
OK....well I made it over, it did not take too much searching!!!! I talked to my son a little while ago, on a payphone, not his cell phone that cost me a fortune to overnight!!!! LOL He did not get it yet. I guess it is on the base, just not in his hands!!!
Comment by wyomingmom on April 30, 2010 at 4:40pm
Hey Pam---see up towards the top right of this page it shows you and I...then invite more....go to that then scroll down to invite friends. Anyone who is your"friend" (which we are not friends) anyway you can invite them to this group. I invited proudlimom and tennis mom (My Sailor's roomie)----It may help them navigate to us easier......see ya later.
Comment by pahoapam on April 30, 2010 at 1:41pm
Yea!!! You found me!!!! Try to help your son's roomie's Mom get here, too!!! Is a Bummer Mom anything like a Bomber Mom??? lol!!! I can't wait to see how many members we get!!!
Comment by wyomingmom on April 30, 2010 at 11:28am
Hello BummerMom (AKA Pahoapam) LOL-
And to everyone elso. My son is also a 4-23-10 PIR in Div 810 (which ROCKS)
Comment by pahoapam on April 30, 2010 at 8:36am
Hi Everyone!!! Welcome to our new group!!! My Sailor was in Division 810 (PIR 4/23/10). I had such a wonderful experience through bootcamp with my Navy4Moms that I wanted to continue the journey! Have a great day!

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