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 JROTC Moms


Navy JROTC Moms

For moms of current or past NJROTC members. They may not actually be in the Navy, but they wear the uniform and learn to walk the walk - and many of them will eventually join, either as commissioned officers, or enlisted.

Members: 19
Latest Activity: May 28, 2013

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Comment by Arwen on May 6, 2013 at 11:34am

I just finished converting one of my older son's old NWU trousers (ripped leg and paint) into a pencil skirt for my daughter. Except for the fact that I am terrible at hems, I think it turned out pretty well. She plans to wear it with a silver and bling belt, and a navy Navy t-shirt with a bling Hello Kitty. Seriously cute outfit.

However, the reason for the conversion is a little weird. My daughter's school is apparently planning to ban camouflage, based on its use by some gangs. Which confuses me because we don't have any gangs around here, in our little mostly rural area. Not that I know of, anyway.

Her NJROTC unit is planning a protest Monday, they are all going to wear as much camo (of various types) as possible, plus their friends. Since we didn't have anything but our son's old uniforms, this was our easiest option.

What "brilliant" person tries to ban camouflage in a school with a JROTC unit?

Comment by Arwen on April 11, 2013 at 10:43pm

Were you aware that there are 100 NROTC slots reserved for NJROTC cadets every year? They are nominated through their NJROTC units, and are selected independently from the rest of the NROTC scholarship applications.

Comment by Arwen on March 6, 2013 at 8:16pm
Comment by Arwen on February 15, 2013 at 2:27am

If any of you live in South Dakota, you are getting an amazing Senior Naval Instructor next year. Major Leo Campbell is leaving our unit (one of the top units in the US, mostly due to his efforts) and will take over the program at Lincoln High School. He led my daughter's unit to seven straight Distinguished Unit with Honors awards, and their drill and flag teams are "feared" by their rivals.

You will soon have an amazing unit of your own.

Comment by Arwen on January 18, 2013 at 8:39pm
Comment by CorysNavyMom (Ship 11 Div 243) on September 25, 2012 at 8:44pm

Hi everyone. I am new to the naval jr rotc but NOT to the Navy. My son Cory enlisted in 2011 and left for Japan from A school last September 11th...2011. He just came home for the first time since leaving...a great visit. And is now back in Japan. We just moved to Florida and his two brothers (14 and 16) have just joined the jr rotc program at the high school here. Port Charlotte High. They are both very excited about are his Dad and I. This is a whole new thing for us as in Michigan ROTC programs are few and far between and the Navy program is non-existant that I know of.


Looking forward to this year...and the years ahead.  

Comment by Lori4629 on September 10, 2012 at 1:44pm

Looking forward to an exciting year. My son is a senior and the Battalion Commanding Officer. He's very anxiously awaiting word on his applications to the 3 Academies and 3 ROTC scholarship  programs. The waiting is hard!

Comment by Arwen on August 30, 2012 at 11:51pm

Who's ready for a new year of NJROTC?

Comment by Arwen on May 26, 2012 at 5:49pm

Okay, we went all-out and got her a mermaid-style dress. Ouch. It's not too bad now, but when she's a junior/senior, and has both the NJROTC Ball and the Junior/Senior Ball (aka prom), it's going to really, really hurt.

Comment by Arwen on May 26, 2012 at 12:57am

Congratulations, it's so hard to get NROTC these days, they have triple or quadruple the qualified candidates compared to what they used to have, so it's incredibly competitive.

My daughter still isn't sure if she wants to stay for all four years, or go on to either NROTC or enlisted, but she will give it another year. I'm hoping she does choose to join, though I would prefer she goes enlisted. Erin is more of a hands-on person, and would rather be the one doing the work than the one organizing and managing the projects and people.


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