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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Moms of Aviation Rescue Swimmers


Moms of Aviation Rescue Swimmers

Members: 318
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

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Comment by Christi on April 3, 2009 at 11:41am
Kari, yes there was a Matt with Shawn and Greg on the road trip. Matter of fact he is Shawns roommate I believe.
Comment by Christi on April 1, 2009 at 12:39pm
I'll have to ask Shawn about that next time I talk to him. It's hard since they only know each other by their last names. I will see if I can get more info. Your son is Derik correct? Jeez, even I'm having a hard time keeping track of all the boys names....but pretty cool that we can all keep in touch this way AND keep tabs on the boys.
Comment by Christi on March 31, 2009 at 10:27am
Kari, thanks for information. I will let Shawn know. Maybe they do know each other. I know he knows Greg (they did the road trip together from P'cola) so I will pass it along. The last time he bought a car, I went with him and he got a great deal. I'm in finance so I am very pushy for the best price, it helps when I bring out my financial calculator and just ask for the finance manager : ).... so I hope he learned something from that experience so he can apply some of that to this purchase. I will advise him to talk to Greg and Derik. Thanks a bunch!
Comment by Christi on March 30, 2009 at 11:44am
Chris, looks like our boys will be doing FRAC and SERE together. My son and yours did the "road trip" together. Hopefully when October rolls around and they get their wings....and "graduate" maybe we will fly out to SD and see the boys. I look forward to meeting your son someday. My son is also looking for a vehicle...hopefully they both find something affordable and reliable.
Comment by Christi on March 16, 2009 at 10:27am
Chris, thanks for the information.
Comment by Christi on March 13, 2009 at 11:38am
Kari, I have been watching these posts of yours with you son being in SERE. My son will go through SERE in May. Reading your posts and the website links have helped me to prepare for the tough emotional road ahead...I think anyways. Wow, looks like some really crazy stuff these guys have to go through. I'm glad your son is back and that part is over for him, and for you. both made it through!

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