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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




New Wives Club

This group is for people who are new and clueless to being a wife at all, much less being a military wife. Male wives are welcome as well.

Members: 43
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2014

Discussion Forum

Mother in Laws..

Started by allisonG. Last reply by KaywaaB Apr 2, 2012. 8 Replies

I have a question for you ladies.. Do you get along with your MIL? And if so, what are some secrets to making it work. if not how are you trying to make it better... Here's why I am asking this..…Continue

civilian wives..

Started by allisonG. Last reply by NavyWife Oct 4, 2011. 5 Replies

So i was on facebook and I a girl i know from HS posted.. 'i really miss my husband, i want to go in a corner and cry' her husband was gone for 3DAYS!!!! i was beyond annoyed! 3 days! really now!!!…Continue

A wives perspecitve

Started by RoboGal Aug 30, 2011. 0 Replies

I am not a navy wife yet, although we have been talking about it.I am just curious about a wives take on the relationship, deployments and how long they really are gone and back for, specifically…Continue

Cupcakes Ahoy!!

Started by SherryETWife Jul 21, 2010. 0 Replies

For all you ladies out there with loved ones stationed in the Great Lakes area, would you order cupcakes to be delivered to your sailor by 2 Navy Wives who want to brighten the day of these sailors…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by annie on July 29, 2010 at 12:42am
Hubby's on deployment. I was suppose to be in SD last month, but we put it on hold until he comes back. Hopefully he will be back before the holidays.. if so we're thinking early January. I'm so glad that he made it through all that training. Hubby is trying to get back in BUDS when he gets back.
Comment by suzieQ on July 28, 2010 at 7:09pm
Okay I'm new at this! Since the 1st is on sunday do we get paid friday or monday?
Comment by Paola_M on July 28, 2010 at 4:21pm
My husband recently graduated bootcamp and is in A school in Great Lakes. I miss him very much!
Comment by annie on July 28, 2010 at 12:50am
Hey Lette! How's the hubby? are you still planning to move to SD?
Comment by wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 on July 27, 2010 at 11:33pm
I'm not crazy familiar but my husband and I were only married amonth when he left for Bootcamp and so I'm still waiting for him to graduate that now. And really nissing the newlywed aspect of it all.
Comment by annie on July 27, 2010 at 2:17am
Hey everyone! My husband and i have been married a little over 6 months but have dated over 8 years. I currently live in Northern California. Right now he is on deployment, so i we haven't been able to enjoy the 'newlywed' stage yet. We were suppose to move to San Diego in June but found out that he is being deployed... so we held off on our move. He is suppose to return in late December, and hopefully we will be able to move then. I hope these 5-6 months pass by fast!
Comment by faeriequeene11 *Ship 07 Div 283* on July 24, 2010 at 12:04am
What I'm looking forward to most are all the moves. Planning, preparing kids, pets, making sure the movers don't steal anything (I kid you not. As a brat, my mother had china stolen a few times.) And of course, I'd love to live overseas. My husband is going in AECF, so we know there's a possibility (small, but possible) of winding up in Yokosuka, Japan on his first sea duty assignment. (AECFs get automatic E-4 upon graduation from C-School) But I'm happy with anywhere. In my life so far I've lived in Rhode Island, Virginia, the DC area, Florida, and Alabama. And that was just my dad's career. It's an adventure, all right.
Comment by allisonG on July 23, 2010 at 7:49am
i went out with a few other navy wives last night and was informed that the feelings of 'WTH I dont know anything about the Navy' is totally normal.. so any wife out there who is feeling like that.. just remember we all understand it and yes your feelings of pulling your hair out is
Comment by weternity on July 22, 2010 at 9:18pm
How awkward is it when the guys come home? My husband calls me from the ship every day but everyone says it's still awkward..
Comment by faeriequeene11 *Ship 07 Div 283* on July 21, 2010 at 10:11am
Well, my hubby's PIR is 8/20 but we've been married about a year and a half. We've already gone through quite a lot (I was hospitalized with appendicitis, financial issues, etc.) so this is just one more obstacle for us. We're waiting about 5 years to have kids. My hubby's an AECF.

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