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.



"Maine"iac Sailor Moms


"Maine"iac Sailor Moms

If you have a sailor born and raised in the Dirigo state, step up and join here. HOOYAH!

Members: 21
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2017

Discussion Forum

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of "Maine"iac Sailor Moms to add comments!

Comment by Maggie on March 12, 2017 at 5:33pm

Any Navy Moms out there have a SR that left the end of February or very beginning of March?

Comment by MainemomJulie on November 13, 2015 at 11:16am

I'm watching today's PIR live and the Maine flag went up!

Comment by Mumof2boyz on August 19, 2013 at 1:47pm

Son arrived at BC on 8/14 anyone else new to this whole thing?

Comment by ElsieS on January 13, 2013 at 7:44pm

My son has already graduated but wanted to suggest you join group called PIR Reference Information. Was HUGE help as we planned our trip to graduation. Take the time to read the Discussion Forum discussions. I had a notebook full of info! Also, join the group for your son's PIR date once you know exact date. You will "hear" so much going on that even the sailor won't know or be able to tell you! The sudden void of communication with our son was tough.

Comment by MaineNavyMom on January 10, 2013 at 8:07pm

My son heads to boot camp next week - anyone else have someone heading in soon?


Comment by cathie on December 1, 2012 at 12:36pm

Hi Syndi, My son is stationed on the Boxer in San Diego.  He has only been in San Diego since July but he is really enjoying his time there!

Comment by Syndi on November 30, 2012 at 9:04pm

My son is in home port in San Diego with the Carl Vinson; anybody have a family member stationed there?

Comment by ElsieS on November 25, 2012 at 11:21pm

Just made it through Thanksgiving and now I can concentrate on packing for PIR next weekend!  Ruth and Donna, you are right; these last weeks have flown by and I can't believe the end of BC is near.  Our SR stays in GL for A school.  The forecast says a Nor'Easter is headed up the coast this week so I am praying our flights are not affected!

Comment by jomama132000(ship12Div053) on November 25, 2012 at 12:47pm

Thought I might join this group..I haven't seen a lot of from Maine ...then I found this group! My daughter left for boot camp 11/14/12 her PIR is 1/11/13. She is suppose to be going to "A" school in Monterey for the CTI program. she is ship 12 Div 053.

Comment by ElsieS on October 19, 2012 at 2:58pm

Hi RuthY. My son is in an 800 Div as well.  PIR 11/30. Just learning my way around. You must have just returned from your son's PIR?  Would love to hear how it was. We could message each other?  Doesn't look like many other members on here recently....Getting good info on 2 other groups.


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