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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Moms of Officers

Future, current and past officers

Members: 584
Latest Activity: Nov 19

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Comment by Paymaster on December 27, 2008 at 5:29pm
It is nice to hear that so many of you have their children with them so some part of the holiday.

As DJ stated you just never know when you will see them again.

Last year our new granddaughter Madeliene was born three days before Christmas and then Jarrod shipped out 10 days later.

This year mine started his IA last Thrusday. We did get a phone call from him on Christmas eve. It was actually easier for me to talk with him this time, than on the night he shipped out. You would think after three deployments to the middle east it would be easier, but each one is hard.

I just look forward to the day in August when I can see and hug him!

Thanks for letting me share.

Jody Groves
Fair Oaks, CA
Comment by Sherry James on December 25, 2008 at 10:08pm
Hi All,

My daughter had all day duty last night also to give those officers with spouses and small children more time to spend with them. I was proud to pick her up today from work this morning. We had a ball being together and sharing our presents, watching a movie together and even going for a run. With me pulling up the rear, of course! lol She's very fast on her feet. I pray you all had the opportunity to be with or at least speak to your children in the military today!!

Merry Christmas and God bless all of us!
Comment by Sherry James on December 18, 2008 at 11:53pm
Hi Moms,

My name is Sherry and my daughter (nicknamed PJ) graduated this May from USNA and is stationed in Norfolk, VA as a SWO officer aboard a ship. Would love to hear from moms of other USNA grads and SWO officers about what we can expect to happen. Wishing a joyous Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!
Comment by Dee on December 16, 2008 at 10:09pm
Hi all... (Kelly I know the shock you went thru) and Welcome, My family and I are off to RI to go watch my son become an Officer tomorrow.. well actually friday he graduates, 05-09 class... I'll post pictures when we get back :) :)
Comment by Dee on December 15, 2008 at 11:16pm
Thanks for the invite, is the group just for Michigan officers?

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