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




Indiana Moms

For Navy families who live in Indiana.

Admin:  Kaye S.

Members: 317
Latest Activity: Jan 16

FACEBOOK PAGE:   Navy Parents of Indiana

Discussion Forum

Indiana parents /Family access to care packages

Started by scottishsweetheart Apr 4, 2013. 0 Replies

PIR 12/21/12

Started by TaylorsMOM Nov 3, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by LinnyMama ship 04 div 303 Aug 15, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship11/Div365 PIR11/12/2010

Started by Lonnie'smomShip11Div365. Last reply by Lonnie'smomShip11Div365 Sep 30, 2010. 4 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Kaye S. on March 21, 2016 at 12:29am
In conjunction with the anniversary of the last day that U.S. Troops were on the ground in Vietnam, Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald has called for a day to honor those who have “borne the battle”, and to extend gratitude and appreciation to them and their families.
Over 9,000 organizations across America have joined with the Department of Defense as a Commemorative Partner to honor our Nation’s Vietnam Veterans, including all 88 Chapters of the State of Indiana, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. This commemoration includes nine million Americans, with approximately 7.2 million of them living today, and makes no distinction who served in-country, in-theater, or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years, November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975--- all answered the call of duty.
To show gratitude to Vietnam Veterans, the Wa-Pe-Ke-Way Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Commissioners of Hendricks County cordially invite Vietnam Veterans to join us.
When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Hendricks County Gov't Building
355 S Washington Street
Danville, IN 46122

A Proclamation will be presented by the Commissioners on behalf of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. A reception immediately follows.
Comment by Mrents on March 17, 2016 at 2:55pm
indytina what is the PIR 4-15 Facebook page?
My son left on 2/23, but was put in the push division with the PIR date of 4/15. He's on ship 3, division 158.
Comment by NavyMom1994 on February 23, 2016 at 3:10pm

My son left on 2/16 and I received his box yesterday, along with the form letter they send you.  Now, I received his address just two days after he left from his recruiter.  You might try that.  It was an emotional time receiving 'his' box yesterday.  I miss him!

Comment by Heidi on February 23, 2016 at 3:03pm
Hoping I get my box today. I have read a lot of parents received their sailors package already. Feeling very jealous. My son left on the 17th. Can't wait for the address also, I have wrote 4 letters already.
Comment by Blondefaith on February 22, 2016 at 7:39pm

I recieved the letter today!! And although he didnt send me a sweet note he was classical in his greeting to me..."Dear Ol' Greg" have to know the terrible Youtube series to get that but it made me laugh instead of cry! I feel so much better and I know emotions come and go and have the potential to rule me but tonight I choose happiness <3 He is graduating 04.08.16 an entire week earlier than I had expected. 

Comment by NavyMom1994 on February 22, 2016 at 4:26pm

My son shipped out on Tues., Feb. 16th...any other moms/parents that had boys/girls leaving that day?  Or around that time?

Comment by indytina on February 21, 2016 at 9:25pm
Have you been added to the PIR 4-15 Facebook page?
Comment by indytina on February 21, 2016 at 9:22pm
Blondefaith, How are you doing? Today was my hardest day. Family Sunday minus one.
Comment by Blondefaith on February 21, 2016 at 9:15pm

indytina, Ive been readign through thecomments and although I havecommented on your posts  before, I realize now our sons were at MEPS the same day.

Comment by indytina on January 27, 2016 at 12:22pm

My sons leaves for boot camp February 17th.  Anyone else?  We live in Westport IN. 


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