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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"My son's best friend and my "adopted son's" last name is Stockdale. I'd love to do t…"

LLovesmysailor replied Mar 11, 2013 to USS Stockdale DDG 106

17 Apr 10, 2013
Reply by sandman713

"I can mail 16 pcs by the 11th. If I can do more I'll let you know. Just got out of t…"

LLovesmysailor replied Mar 1, 2013 to USS William P Lawrence (DDG 110)

27 Apr 2, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

"Sorry this took so long. I have been really ill since I got back from FL. I mailed t…"

LLovesmysailor replied Jan 21, 2013 to USS Antietam CG54

21 Jul 13, 2013
Reply by Maryellen

"MaryEllen, Sign me up for 25 pcs for the 3rd wave. I'll be in Florida from just afte…"

LLovesmysailor replied Dec 21, 2012 to 36th EN BDE from Ft Hood

22 Jan 16, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

"The box is in the mail!"

LLovesmysailor replied Nov 26, 2012 to Air Force Unit

20 Jan 2, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

"Sue, I have 20 that can go out the Monday after Thanksgiving. A few are females but…"

LLovesmysailor replied Nov 16, 2012 to Air Force Unit

20 Jan 2, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

"I can do 20 in the second wave. I have10 that are definitely female. Very girly. So,…"

LLovesmysailor replied Oct 6, 2012 to USS Decatur (DDG73)

18 Nov 22, 2012
Reply by Maryellen

"Here are the pictures of the pcs that I sent off this week."

LLovesmysailor replied Sep 15, 2012 to CLB-2

29 Jan 21, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

"I mailed my box this morning. I'll get pictures put on the site either tonight or to…"

LLovesmysailor replied Sep 13, 2012 to CLB-2

29 Jan 21, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

"I can ship 25 on the week 2 shipping date."

LLovesmysailor replied Sep 11, 2012 to USS Mobile Bay (CG53)

41 Jan 8, 2013
Reply by Maryellen


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