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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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"Stephanie0725, Hello!!!  I'm a little behind in catching up on N4Ms so I just saw yo…"

Anna replied Sep 18, 2020 to Bootcamp arrival Sept 8, 2020??

4 Oct 5, 2020
Reply by Shoosh

"Donita, So sorry you missed your call but had the voice mail so you still heard from…"

Anna replied Oct 15, 2019 to Arrived at boot camp October 2nd

26 Nov 5, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

"Bigfamilysimplejoy, Since she is still at RTC I would not add anything extra for a c…"

Anna replied Sep 9, 2019 to Soon to arrive @ A school

4 Sep 12, 2019
Reply by Deanna

"Patchouli Chick, So sorry you didn't know about watching out for restricted calls or…"

Anna replied Aug 19, 2019 to 7-16-2019 Arrived at Boot Camp

5 Aug 19, 2019
Reply by Anna

"E3 navy mom, It's so hard for parents, and even new recruits, to get all the correct…"

Anna replied Jul 24, 2019 to 7-16-2019 Arrived at Boot Camp

5 Aug 19, 2019
Reply by Anna

"Oh Chihuahualove3, I just finished up a reply post on your other discussion before I…"

Anna replied Apr 1, 2019 to Update on my recruit

8 Apr 2, 2019
Reply by Chihuahualove3

"Oh I hope she decided to tough it out and stay, heal, and then train for that run. …"

Anna replied Apr 1, 2019 to Looking for advice

24 Apr 1, 2019
Reply by Anna

"Will continue praying for your girl.  I pray she keeps her spirits up.  As long as s…"

Anna replied Mar 10, 2019 to Looking for advice

24 Apr 1, 2019
Reply by Anna

"So sorry to hear about your daughter and all the stress she is going through.  I hea…"

Anna replied Mar 8, 2019 to Looking for advice

24 Apr 1, 2019
Reply by Anna

"You are not alone even though it feels like it!!  My first daughter left for bootcam…"

Anna replied Jan 19, 2019 to All the emotions

8 Jan 19, 2019
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