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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ILLINOIS N4M Discussions (49)

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First Joliet/Bolingbrook area Navy moms meet-&-greet on Saturday, October 26, 2013

We will have our first Joliet/Bolingbrook area meet-&-greet on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at: Mago Grill & Cantina Th…

Started by Peggy RLatest Reply

Springfield, IL packing party and M&G Join us for lunch, for a packing party, or both. …

Started by carols_kitchenLatest Reply

Fairview Heights/Shiloh M&G Sat Nov 10th

Who wants to get together Saturday November 10th before the holiday crazies are upon us? I do, I do! Let's keep it earlier in the day. Let…

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IL Navy Moms

Hello, newbie here ... Is this group still active?

Started by FitBunny

7 Jun 9, 2017
Reply by chcabr90

Hello Illinois N4MS Memorial Day is vastly approahing, are they any Moms interested in meeting again?

We near West suburbs had good time meeting last April 2016. Are you all interested in meeting again in June. I wouldn't mind beginning the…

Started by MAMA_C

16 Jul 15, 2016
Reply by MidwestMomNancy

Can someone point me i nthe direction of the facebook group?

I would love to join there as well and can I even though my son leaves for basic in 25days? Or do I need to wait?

Started by navymommia

5 Jul 29, 2015
Reply by Pat L. in IL

Hi! New to group

Hi, Illinois Moms! I live in Central Illinois but grew up and still have family in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Thought it would be gr…

Started by Kyle'sMom (Karen)

32 Jul 15, 2015
Reply by navymommia

Nuke A-School - Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

    Nuke A School FAQ click the Above Link

Started by NF Mom

0 Nov 20, 2013

First Joliet/Bolingbrook area Navy moms meet-&-greet on Saturday, October 26, 2013

We will have our first Joliet/Bolingbrook area meet-&-greet on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at: Mago Grill & Cantina Th…

Started by Peggy R

3 Oct 23, 2013
Reply by carols_kitchen

Meet and Greet plus Packing Party

Please contact Carol (carols_kitchen) with any questions.  I do not yet have the information on the next troops adoption, but we can do gen…

Started by carols_kitchen

7 Sep 14, 2013
Reply by carols_kitchen

New to group.

Hello everyone.  Other moms told me about this group and I thought it would be a great idea to meet some people who have family members in…

Started by Susan

1 Aug 25, 2013

Calling all Joliet/Shorewood/Plainfield/Bolingbrook Area Moms

Three of us have found each other in the Joliet and Bolingbrook area.  We'd like to meet soon. Is there anyone else in our vicinity who wou…

Started by Peggy R

8 Aug 22, 2013
Reply by Peggy R

add as fried on FB

Hi! I am not adept at using this site.  Hope I am doing this correctly.  I would like to add you to my faceBook frineds. My name is Rosemar…

Started by rosorb

1 Aug 21, 2013
Reply by Peggy R


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