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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




My Sailor is a Reservist!

A discussion group to address specific concerns and issues of the Navy reservists families. While the journey is the same through boot camp and A-school, the steps that come next differ from that of active duty.

Members: 12
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2017

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Comment by Magali on July 13, 2014 at 9:33pm
My sailor is a reservist and has transferred to another NOSC because of the college he is attending. It's been five months and the original NOSC has not updated his paperwork. Therefore, he hasn't been gained to the NOSC he drills yet. He did not get paid this last drill, and despite been compliant with all his duties, PF assessments, etc, the original NOSC continues to send letters and calling him about non compliance. Every time he explains his situation, gets a name and email to contact, he follows up, and still he doesn't get gained. He is afraid this might ruin his carrier in the Navy. Has anyone faced this before? Any suggestions? I would appreciate any suggestions.
Comment by firemansmom(S7/DIV357) on October 29, 2010 at 8:11pm
Just now checked this group for first time in a while! Just got the "I'm a Sailor" call this afternoon!!! Yes I think moving everyone to the established group is the best idea...I will send messages to the members here and get this deleted in the next few days. Thanks for your advice!
Comment by firemansmom(S7/DIV357) on October 20, 2010 at 9:11pm
Angie thanks for that link! I looked and looked and didn't find anything about reserves! Started the group but now don't really know what to do with it! lol!!
Comment by firemansmom(S7/DIV357) on October 15, 2010 at 1:45pm
Thanks Lynne! Please sent invites to anyone you think might benefit from this group. I wasn't sure how to reach beyond my friend list....
Comment by Lynne on October 15, 2010 at 1:42am
Great idea for a group...I will enjoy this group and keeping up with you and your son after PIR especially since he will be going to GL and mine will be going on to Pensacola!!
Comment by Doc P on October 14, 2010 at 10:35pm
firemansmom - Thank you for the invite to your group. As you may know, I am a reserve sailor on active duty in Great Lakes. I am an instructor at the Naval Hospital Corps School. I am also the RLO for students in the clinical portion. I am here to help answer any questions that you or others might have. Let me know if I can be of any help.

Doc P

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