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 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).  

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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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"What you are experiencing is the Navy normal process and your regular letters will b…"

Lorraine replied Mar 22, 2016 to Parents with SR at GL

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"I'm glad it all worked out. Don't be afraid to comment in the regular ongoing discus…"

Lorraine replied Mar 18, 2015 to Ride home from Great Lakes on December 19-20, '14?

6 Mar 18, 2015
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"Inquiring Mind, did your son find a ride home for Christmas? How exciting to have a…"

Lorraine replied Jan 29, 2015 to Ride home from Great Lakes on December 19-20, '14?

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"He may have to pay dearly for that package:-). I would still go with "no packages in…"

Lorraine replied Aug 26, 2014 to Care Packages in BC?

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"I hope you do make it. I'm still unsure of my schedule for August 20th because I may…"

Lorraine replied Jul 26, 2014 to Card Making July 16th and August 20th in Grand Rapids MI

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"We just chat like crazy and get to put a face with the comments we read in the group…"

Lorraine replied Jun 29, 2014 to Wine Tasting Questions

3 Jun 29, 2014
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"Hi, Michiganbelle, watch our regular feed for news of more meetups. We always have a…"

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"Hi, Tammy, Your feelings are normal. I watched my son's swearing in February of 2009…"

Lorraine replied Mar 4, 2014 to Son Left today for BOOT CAMP

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"Feel free to share your own bread recipes!"

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