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.



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"Welcome, LakeviewMom   Congratulations to you and your new Navy officer! My son is a…"

M's mom replied May 15, 2019 to New to the Group

20 Apr 2, 2020
Reply by Anchorsaway

"Claire24,   See my answer to the discussion you started  " Next steps after graduati…"

M's mom replied Nov 17, 2018 to whats next after commissioning ceremony

4 Nov 19, 2018
Reply by Noni

"Claire24, Your son really won't know when he must report to his next school until he…"

M's mom replied Nov 17, 2018 to Next steps after graduation

6 Nov 18, 2018
Reply by Alaskan Mom

"Hi Belle, Congratulations to your son on his upcoming winging!   I have no experienc…"

M's mom replied May 25, 2018 to Winging Ceremony

6 Aug 1, 2018
Reply by J/J Mom

"Miss Deb:   I would agree with td309, one Candio box is probably enough; although I…"

M's mom replied Jul 18, 2015 to OCS

1 Jul 18, 2015
Reply by M's mom

"Quilter: That was very generous of your son to help his roomie like that!  OCS actua…"

M's mom replied Apr 15, 2015 to New Class FB page

44 Apr 15, 2015
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"Quilter:  So glad to hear the good news about your son!   Getting rolled can make th…"

M's mom replied Apr 13, 2015 to New Class FB page

44 Apr 15, 2015
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"Hi Quilter.  Did your son do OK on the RLP inspection this time?  Hope he is back wi…"

M's mom replied Apr 11, 2015 to New Class FB page

44 Apr 15, 2015
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"Not sure, dulceblue, my son has never been on a sub.  Any sub Moms out there who can…"

M's mom replied Apr 11, 2015 to Deployment Care Packages

6 Apr 12, 2015
Reply by JJ

"I have sent my son homemade cookies made small and stacked in an empty Pringles can…"

M's mom replied Apr 6, 2015 to Deployment Care Packages

6 Apr 12, 2015
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