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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MN Mom of MM's Discussions (28)

Discussions Replied To (12) Replies Latest Activity

"I think it might work for me, will check with some other Moms here in Mankato and le…"

MN Mom of MM replied Mar 13, 2016 to March 26th Navy Mom lunch

10 Mar 27, 2016
Reply by MidwestNavyMom

"JJ, I will put this again to remind on face book. I also plan to be there. "

MN Mom of MM replied Apr 13, 2015 to 4th Annual Everybody's Birthday coming on April 18th at the Roasted Pear

8 Apr 18, 2015
Reply by JJ

"I am so looking forward to Saturday.  It has been to many months since I was able to…"

MN Mom of MM replied Mar 13, 2014 to March get together

7 Mar 13, 2014
Reply by MN Mom of MM

"I definitely will be there.  I think Andy's mom also said it works for her.  I may h…"

MN Mom of MM replied Mar 11, 2014 to March get together

7 Mar 13, 2014
Reply by MN Mom of MM

"Ok lets choose a February date.  9th or 16th or 23rd could work for me.  What day is…"

MN Mom of MM replied Jan 18, 2013 to JANUARY gathering

11 Jan 25, 2013
Reply by Theblackdot

"Hi Ladies, I know that Jill will ride with me from Mankato, but if no one is meeting…"

MN Mom of MM replied Jan 18, 2013 to JANUARY gathering

11 Jan 25, 2013
Reply by Theblackdot

"Dawn welcome and Congratulations to your son.  The MN Navy mom gathering we are plan…"

MN Mom of MM replied Jan 15, 2013 to JANUARY gathering

11 Jan 25, 2013
Reply by Theblackdot

"Look forward to seeing you MidwestNavyMom.  Sounds like the whether will be better f…"

MN Mom of MM replied Jul 3, 2012 to July Get Together - Bloomington MN Saturday 7/7 at 12:30

5 Jul 6, 2012
Reply by kellig

"Linda, I am putting 7/7 on my calendar, and will check with Kelli and Jill."

MN Mom of MM replied Jun 17, 2012 to July Get Together - Bloomington MN Saturday 7/7 at 12:30

5 Jul 6, 2012
Reply by kellig

"I am teaching a class a JoAnn Fabrics on Saturday, so won't make it.  I think Kelli,…"

MN Mom of MM replied Aug 18, 2011 to August 20th, 2011 Luncheon near Northtown

15 Aug 19, 2011


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