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

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Michigan Moms (and Family)


Michigan Moms (and Family)

Seeking all Michigan Moms!!!!!!!! Got a question... want to chat with others from Michigan.. Moms, then join us!!!!!

Please, if you no longer want to be a part of N4M's consider NOT deleting your profile as everything you have ever posted will disappear when you delete it .  You can leave a group but don't permanently delete your profile!

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Latest Activity: yesterday

Welcome come on in start a discussion, ask questions and answer a few too!!!!!!!

HAVE FUN !!!!!!


In the event of an emergency within the sailor’s family, where you feel the sailor must be notified and considered for Emergency Leave, you must notify the American Red Cross through the national headquarters in Washington, DC (1-877-272-7337) or via their website

Discussion Forum

Baseball Game/Military Appreciation

Started by Kim F. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Jul 23, 2018. 11 Replies

Parents with SR at GL

Started by Miproudnavymom. Last reply by MaeJay Mar 23, 2016. 7 Replies

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

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Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on October 6, 2008 at 5:36pm
Hi all...Robert called..Battel stations are over and he past I have a sailor..Leaving thursday by train for Chicago. Can not wait to see him... PIR 10/10. OMG it went so fast.. now on to sub school..
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on September 15, 2008 at 5:35pm
Hope everyone is doing well, I understand you have been seeing some rain. N. Chicago got about 10" this weekend, we talked to our son last night and GL is fine although I did hear that the main Exchange had to close for awhile due to a power outage.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 27, 2008 at 2:42pm
What a good letter Kathy, it sounds like Danielle is doing great!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 27, 2008 at 8:41am
Although I live about 750 miles away (atlanta) now, I will claim Wayne County as my home! Spent my elementary years down in Monroe Co and then most of my life in Wayne. All of my family lives in Wayne or Livingson County still so we talk daily and I get back to visit a few times a year.

Great map Lisa! Perhaps you can put it in the discussion forum so it doesn't get lost in all the postings. I can see where we would want to reference frequently going forward.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 26, 2008 at 6:17pm
Glenda, welcome to the group. I have been on the site since it started back in January and do not remember a group dedicated for this job so why don't you start one as there are probably other moms on the site and they would love to connect with you as well.
If you need any help on how to set it up, let me know.

PS...where is Goodrich? I was from Livonia but my sister called me yesterday and was heading up to her place in Kalkaska. Thinking it might be cooler up there now (?)
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 22, 2008 at 12:17pm
Welcome to all the new Michigan moms, I don't get to this forum as often as I should but delighted to see the growth.

Lots of new boot campers and lots of new sailors as well! Hope everyone is well and has a good weekend!
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 22, 2008 at 9:11am
It a great day. Got the form letter yesterday in the mail when I got home and Robert said he is fine. Just a few words but they meant the world. He in Div 378 as the recruiter said , but the ship is the USS John F Kennedy, any one else from Mich there. No firm grad date yet. sent him two letters this am. Can not wait to recieve more lettters. Have a good Friday. and Great weekend.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 21, 2008 at 4:55pm
Hi all
Got Robert's address he's on ship 9 div 378. I called the recruiter could not wait any longer. Now to stop at the post office on way home. No grad date yet but should get something from Navy soon according to recruiter. Can not wait to send al I've written.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 20, 2008 at 9:31am
Good Morning all

Good day yesterday, my "kid in the box" came also, and Kristy like your there was no information in it either. Robert's gf was over when we opened it and we were both a bit disappointed, wanted at least an address. And it was just like Robert, looked like he just steped out of his clothes and threw them into the box inside out and all. But it was good to have something that he held last.
His gf visited with us till about 9pm last night. it was really good to have her over. Made the house not so empty.
I am going to try to call the recruiter today and see if they have the address and division that he is in. The waiting for info is so frustrating but I guess we have to get use to it.
Well back to work.
Have a great day.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 19, 2008 at 12:52pm

I am soory you didn't go to MEAPS it was nice. Danny sounds like a very nice boy. I know that that mom appreciated the call too.

You are right I think that this is the best thing that they could be doing. There is nothing really to offer our young people here in Mich.
Robert is going to Conn. for his A school. He is going into subs as a missel tech I believe. He had wanted to fly but has poor depth preception so I guess he figured if he couldn't be above the ground he be below it. Any thing to add more gray to my hair. I just hope he will fit into a sub he's 6'4''......
I am hoping that his "kid in the box" will be on the porch when I get home. I don't know how long it takes.
Well I have to get back to work or at least trying to. Hang strong

God bless all of yours.


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