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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Undesignated...What's Up With That? Discussions (22)

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Worried new navy wife. Will my husband be gone for the next four years?

My husband recently left to boot camp (July 23rd) and his PIR is 9/14, if all goes well. They've been telling him he will most likely ship…

Started by Karen

2 Sep 24, 2012
Reply by Dreamer1118 SHIP 13 DIV 314!!!

I am Lost! How and when can an Undesignated sailor re-class?

My son is currently at bootcamp, he was told by his recruiter and at MEPS that he could re-class at bootcamp.When he enlisted the job that…

Started by cutepups DIV 146 SHIP 09

9 Jun 24, 2012
Reply by Misty from MN


My recruit  left for RTC on March 21st, PIR is if all goes well on 5/18/2012. We were engaged prior to him signing and really wanted to get…

Started by Anna PIR05/18/12 (SHIP04/DIV151)

3 Apr 6, 2012

Pact seaman husband question

Ok, so I have a question. I am aware that following boot camp graduation, my husband will be going to School for like two weeks. My questio…

Started by ChipsAhoy (ship 3 div 89)

1 Jan 21, 2012

Undesignated & Unhappy

My husband dropped out of BUD/s and now he's an undesignated seaman. I moved to San Diego after he got his orders to his ship to be with hi…

Started by iNAVY

13 Jan 7, 2012
Reply by ddsweety

Undesignated Husband???? A few questions

Hi everyone, I'm totally new to the Navy life. My husband left for BC Nov 10, his PIR is is Jan 13. He is also a PACT Seaman. I didnt know…

Started by SR Wife

5 Dec 10, 2011
Reply by SR Wife


Hello , my name is Margie and I am a very proud yet very confused and worried Navy mom.... My son is also 09/338 PIR 10/07, I am still awai…

Started by iamuptolate

6 Aug 30, 2011
Reply by awife (Ship 11 Div 313)

Undesignated Sailor

Hello! My son just graduated BC on 7/8. I am hoping to find more mothers of undes.  He is currently at GL for Seaman A School.  Does anyone…

Started by Susie2916

1 Jul 27, 2011
Reply by Navymomx2

detailed description of rates

My son is undesignated. He is looking at rates. I also am trying to read up on them too. I have been looking at They have alot o…

Started by Navymomx2

8 Jul 26, 2011
Reply by navymomx3

Hi, I'm tryng to learn all this info.

My son is in Va. and he is an airman with helios.  What does undesignated mean???  What is C school. 

Started by Charlotte Anne

0 Jun 26, 2011


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