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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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


Tricia T

Moms of Aviation Rescue Swimmers


Moms of Aviation Rescue Swimmers

Members: 317
Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2021

This group is for family members and friends of Aviation Rescue Swimmers, or sailors in training to be Aviation Rescue Swimmers

Discussion Forum

The Path of a Rescue Swimmer

Started by Lydia (For B - The Sea is Ours). Last reply by Swimmermom May 28, 2019. 53 Replies

My Rescue Swimmer is at RTC...PIR 11/9/18

Started by LittleShipMemories Oct 11, 2018. 0 Replies


Started by Seahawk. Last reply by Seahawk Aug 4, 2017. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Moms of Aviation Rescue Swimmers to add comments!

Comment by RJ on June 15, 2021 at 8:46am

Is there anyone still in here? Seem’s pretty quiet…

Comment by Proud Mama on May 9, 2021 at 9:13pm

Whammy my son is not quite there but heading there tomorrow. So excited.  Do you know how the handle liberty?

Comment by Proud Mama on May 3, 2021 at 9:46pm

What do they do during the time between, do they continue to train?  My son may be on a waiting pattern before A school.  Just wondering what do they do, given a job? just exercise? New to all of this, I just don’t want him to get lazy ‘cause he’s just waiting around.

Comment by Whammy on May 3, 2021 at 12:13pm

My sailor is just finishing up at Pensacola, moving on to training on helicopters in Norfolk, VA. He was at BC right at the beginning of COVID, and went to a different A-School before switching to Rescue Swimmer. Lots of slow transitions. We have not had a lot of information from him about the training in FL, though he's been there since October. The last six weeks seem to have been all classroom. Is anyone else at this stage of the process?

Comment by Proud Mama on April 30, 2021 at 8:58am

Hi ladies, I’m new here and wondering, does everyone pretty much pass the last week of tests at BC or is there still a high percentage that they do not pass?  My son is supposed to graduate on May 6. 2021. Just biting my nails in anticipation.

Comment by Seastheday2027 on April 23, 2021 at 11:36am

WOW great to hear that your son is settling in and that he is  finished with BC! The silence is tough but I am thankful to have other moms who have walked ahead.  Has your son received liberty since he graduation from BC?  Have you been able to see him since he left for BC?  Did you ship him any personal items to Pensacola? 

Comment by bambampa3 on April 19, 2021 at 9:31pm

Seastheday2027  Hello!  It's nice to meet another mom in the group :-)  I'm guessing your son is currently in boot camp if he has a June PIR, correct?  If so, how are you holding up?  Not having contact for awhile was the toughest part, but it really does go by quickly...My son graduated from boot 4/1 and has been in Pensacola for just 2 weeks, but is settling in well.  Wishing your SR the best through the rest of boot camp!

Comment by Seastheday2027 on April 19, 2021 at 6:01pm

Hi there bambampa3  my son has a June PIR (not sure of date just yet) then will ship to  Pensacola  for A school.  I wanted to get connected with other moms 

Comment by bambampa3 on April 18, 2021 at 9:18am

Hello all,

Just wondering if there are any moms in the group with sailors currently in the pipeline or waiting to get started?  Happy Sunday!

Comment by Parrot head queen on September 26, 2020 at 8:50pm

My son just graduated RTC this week. Now just waiting to ship to Pensacola for A school 


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