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.




Idaho Moms

Welcome to the Idaho Mom's Group! We are so glad you joined us. Please pop in and say hello after joining as we would love to get to know you better. We have a diverse group from "newbies" to "seasoned" ladies.

Location: Boise, Idaho
Members: 36
Latest Activity: Sep 30, 2018

Discussion Forum

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

PIR 09/24/10

Started by Last reply by freedomfighter Nov 21, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by IdahoMom on September 30, 2018 at 5:57pm

Any other Idaho Navy Moms out there?

My son’s PIR is next weekend! Woohoo!

Comment by Tinker on November 24, 2014 at 6:55pm
I attended my sailor's PIR sept 2012, I found it cheaper to fly into Milwaukee and I stayed in Wakiguan, very short distance to the base. I learned my sailor just received word he made FC2, (e-5) and leaving for Japan in May. He's been stateside since boot camp but on the east coast:-( I've been very lucky seeing him twice a year I hope they gave Skype in Japan :-) I'm so glad i attended PIR, take lots of kleenex's, it's awesome
Comment by AprilB on November 24, 2014 at 3:33pm

My soon to be sailor graduates 1/1614 - any good suggestions on travel from Idaho?  Everything is looking to be pretty darn expensive!

Comment by shrlejn on October 3, 2014 at 1:31pm

I am in Star and my Sailor is stationed in Hawaii.

Comment by AprilB on October 2, 2014 at 11:26pm

I'm in Meridian - and my son is 47 days away from leaving for Great Lakes.  He is so ready to is awesome to see, but I'd be fine without his constant countdown of days...LOL

Comment by Tinker on October 2, 2014 at 10:03pm
Hi April, I'm from Nampa currently in Boise. I haven't seen any action in this group. I'm in empty nesters now. Where are you and more importantly your sailor?
Comment by AprilB on October 2, 2014 at 8:17pm

Are there any current Idaho folks here?

Comment by snowmc on February 12, 2014 at 9:49pm

My son is now stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Command, working with the recruits.  He is LOVING his new job and the new opportunities.  

Comment by Tinker on November 23, 2013 at 9:00am

just wondering how many of you have a sailor in dam neck? That's where mine is, we're from Nampa and I work in Boise. 

Comment by wyman navymom on October 4, 2013 at 1:36am

bpatt'smom205 I am in the area.  I appreciate all of you veterans sticking around to help us newbees.  Thank you for praying as my heart along with all the other mom's needs it.  Man I miss him.


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