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.



Michigan Moms (and Family) Discussions (48)

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Baseball Game/Military Appreciation

Moms!! There will be a Lansing Lugnuts game on July 20th, dedicated to Military Appreciation. I’d love to get a bunch of us together for th…

Started by Kim F

11 Jul 23, 2018
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Parents with SR at GL

Hi fellow Michiganders. I have a SR at GL in Week 3/Day 1.  I am sure most of you here are seasoned veterans who rarely check in but I was…

Started by Miproudnavymom

7 Mar 23, 2016
Reply by MaeJay

Ride home from Great Lakes on December 19-20, '14?

Hi - this is my first time here with this Michigan group.  We are in Mount Pleasant (Go-Fire-Up Chips!).  My son wants to come home on the…

Started by InquiringMind

6 Mar 18, 2015
Reply by Lorraine

Care Packages in BC?

I was talking with my son in BC this past weekend and he told me one of the guys received a care package last week. It had jerky in it. I d…

Started by FlowerPowerNavyMom

3 Sep 9, 2014
Reply by Kimlkove ( parent of the 68)

Card Making July 16th and August 20th in Grand Rapids MI

Comment by tysmom On Wednesday July 16 from 1 to 8pm @ Trinity CRC, 60 Port Sheldon in Grandville, 49418, I have scheduled a card making d…

Started by Lorraine

4 Jul 26, 2014
Reply by Lorraine

Wine Tasting Questions

What do you do during the event what time does anyone need to bring anything? I am in Oakland county.

Started by MI Mom

3 Jun 29, 2014
Reply by Lorraine

Meet Up in Ann Arbor, April 26th

It's not too late to join the meet up on Saturday in Ann Arbor. All you have to do is bring yourself at 1 p.m. to Zingerman's Roadhouse, 25…

Started by Lorraine

7 May 23, 2014
Reply by Lorraine

New Navy Mom looking for others in Muskegon / Tri-Cities area

HI,  I am wondering if there are any other Navy moms on here that are from the Muskegon area Our son is leaving for Boot Camp in 3 weeks an…

Started by my3boys

26 Apr 27, 2014
Reply by Kim F

Looking for other Northern Michigan Moms (Traverse City Area)

Hello all: My boy leaves for Boot next week.... I couldn't be prouder of him, he has worked soooo very hard to get into the Navy.. BUT I w…

Started by Tattle (Tammy) Ship 03 DIV 157

3 Mar 11, 2014
Reply by Annie410 (Ship 03 Div 157)

Son Left today for BOOT CAMP

My son left home today for Boot  Camp... I held it together pretty good until he walked out the door. We are going to Lansing tonight so we…

Started by Tattle (Tammy) Ship 03 DIV 157

4 Mar 6, 2014
Reply by Dunesmom


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