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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Comment by SaltyMama on July 26, 2020 at 8:25pm

Hi everyone, Midwest NavyMom just saw your message. I am not on here very much either. Looks like this is an inactive page now :(  I do know that the Facebook group is trying to get together but with all the Covid rules no one seems too anxious to get that going. 

Comment by MidwestNavyMom on June 28, 2020 at 10:28am

It's been awhile since I've been on here. Hoping sometime we can get together, it's been too long!! Hope all is well with everyone! 

Comment by Earin on February 2, 2020 at 3:24pm

Hello - I’m not on FB so not sure if this will get through.  We have an SR that will be graduating from boot camp on 2/14!  Would love to know how active this group is as this is our first military experience in our family and have so appreciated making connections with other moms through the boot camp, PIR, and rate groups on the site.  

Comment by JJ on April 23, 2019 at 12:30pm

Not everybody is on FaceBook, so I hope messages get sent over to them. But if they don't that's OK too.

I am hoping that we have a good turn out for Everybody's Birthday on Saturday!

Comment by JJ on December 8, 2018 at 1:42pm

For those that are still on here will get the message and that's all I can hope for.  Merry Christmas too all.

Comment by SaltyMama on December 8, 2018 at 9:31am

Hi JJ, I am not sure if anyone is on here anymore! I think a lot moved to the Facebook group. Glad your son got home to visit with Baby Kate! Awesome. 

Comment by JJ on December 4, 2018 at 1:46am anybody out there?  I hope that all had an awesome Thanksgiving.  We celebrated on the Friday after due to my son coming home and brought Baby Kate with him!!  Now we are heading towards Christmas.  WOW how time flies!

Comment by carol on May 7, 2018 at 5:33pm

Thanks for jumping gingerly!!  Take care!!  I hope you heal quickly!!

Comment by JJ on May 7, 2018 at 4:04pm

I am "gingerly" jumping up and down with happiness! Still recovering from my cracked knee cap and fat lip due to a fall just after my birthday! I couldn't be happier for all the families of the returning sailors. 

Comment by carol on May 7, 2018 at 2:25pm
The USS Roosevelt is now manning the rails and heading into San Diego!!! Their deployment is over!!

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