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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.







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Comment by JJ on May 1, 2018 at 12:50pm

Happy May Day to all the Navy Moms!  Have a great day!

Comment by MN Mom of MM on April 22, 2018 at 12:10am

Oh you ladies look fantastic.  The craft show was good and along with sales I made some new contacts for possible shows in the fall.  But I miss that Navy Mom connection.   I look forward to the next time I can lunch with you.   

Comment by SaltyMama on April 21, 2018 at 9:44pm

Hi ladies, we had a great time today at the annual Navy Mom birthday party. Hope more of you can join us next year. It's always the third Saturday of April. Stay tuned for future get-togethers. We will try and coordinate this one with the Facebook group. Pictured from left to right sitting: Margo (SaltyMama), and JJ. Standing L to right, Carol and Amanda. 

Comment by SaltyMama on April 21, 2018 at 7:24am

Hello JJ, yes it has been a long time. I will see you ladies later today!

Comment by JJ on April 20, 2018 at 11:58pm

Have my gift wrapped and ready to go!!  It's been a long time and can't wait to see everybody!!

Comment by carol on April 20, 2018 at 11:26pm

Can't wait to see you all tomorrow!!

Comment by JJ on April 13, 2018 at 1:51pm

Yes, It is the Perkins on County Road D and 35W. So glad that you are coming to join the few that are coming.  Hopefully there will be many more that will RSVP.

Comment by carol on April 13, 2018 at 12:08am

Hi Ladies!!  Finally remembered to find my password to reply!

I'm planning on the 21st...if there is no snowstorm:)

Is it at the Perkins that we have gone to in the past?

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Comment by SaltyMama on April 9, 2018 at 6:34pm

Hi guys, I knew about this one first too so I will be there April 21 at 1:00. Hope to see some of you there.

Comment by JJ on April 2, 2018 at 11:22am

The "Everybodys Birthday" will be at 1:00 at Perkins.....too much stuff on my plate! 


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