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 MidwestNavyMom on April 1, 2018 at 7:54pm

Sounds good JJ! Thanks for organizing. Hope you're doing well!!

Comment by JJ on March 31, 2018 at 1:39pm

Back on January 14th I had written that the "Everybody's Birthday" was going to be on April 21st. It is still on! I was going to write it up on the Discussion Forum tomorrow, but I guess I better write it up today!! Sounds as though we might have a small group! Cozy....we should get a lot of catching up done!! I plan on having it at Perkins in Roseville.  Hope that works out.

Comment by MidwestNavyMom on March 30, 2018 at 7:13pm

Are we still doing April 21st "Everybody's Birthday?" I know there's a group on facebook getting together that day also but I'd go to this since I knew about this first. 

Comment by JJ on February 19, 2018 at 1:31am

Let's try March 3rd or the 10th.  One of those should work for somebody!!  Hopefully everyone will be done with the flu and the horrible cold that has been going 'round. Had mine, so I am good to go!! Never been so sick in years.

Comment by MidwestNavyMom on February 17, 2018 at 11:07pm

Haven't been on here in awhile again. Glad to see I didn't miss a lunch get together. Should we try for something before the 4/21??

Comment by SaltyMama on January 17, 2018 at 4:06pm

ok, JJ will do. FYI - there is a get together this Saturday January 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Green Mill in Shoreview. This is another military group that has all branches but a LOT of Navy moms if you're (or anyone else reading this) is interested. I did go to a gathering of theirs last fall and most of the moms were Navy with a couple of Army and Air Force as well.

Anyone reading this, let me know if you are interested. They would like a number to get a general idea for a reservation.

Comment by JJ on January 14, 2018 at 12:16am

I am keeping my schedule W I D E open!  Just let me know so I can make arrangements for someone to be here with my mom. Judy remember that Everybody's Birthday is coming up in April. It will be on the 21st, so keep that date open. No excuse for not attending since now you know what day it is!! I think it is the 6th Annual (or is it the 7th?)  LOL

Comment by SaltyMama on January 13, 2018 at 9:18pm

Midwest Navy mom, I just found out I have a class on the  10th. Should I try for the 17th or 24th?

Comment by pink3boysmom on January 13, 2018 at 11:08am

havent been on in awhile but would be happy to join on the 10th

Comment by MidwestNavyMom on January 12, 2018 at 9:40pm

I can't do the 10th, but go ahead if others can make it. 


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