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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Comment by Katryn on December 3, 2023 at 11:05am

Hello - I apologize in advance if I am posting this in the wrong section.  My son is going to be deploying on a carrier in a few weeks and we're trying to figure out international calling.  ATT (our provider) has been ZERO help.  I don't know whether we should suspend his number (as I understand they will only hold it for 6 months and he may be out longer).  He also recently replaced his broken IPHONE and financed the new one.  I am reading forums about the SCRA Act whereby the phone can be paid off if a soldier deploys.  I've also read some things about Google Fi and Sapphire.  I have many questions and can find no solid answers.  I'm hoping my fellow Moms will rescue me.  Thanks in advance and again, sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place. xoxo to you all !

Comment by Phoenixmom on November 20, 2020 at 2:49pm

Welcome MissCarol3, I would like to invite you to Boot Camp Moms, we have so much info there for you. I help out there and we have a great group!

Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)

Comment by MissCarol3 on November 20, 2020 at 2:34pm

Hi all! I'm new to the military. Today is day #13 of OCS for my son and 27 days since he left home (14 day mandatory quarantine). Not sure if the sailors will get their phones back for a Thanksgiving call...I sure hope so. Miss him sooooo very much! Proud Navy Mama!!! 

Comment by Charine on July 14, 2020 at 6:09am

Hello, I’m new here ... my son is on his way to bootcamp in Chicago ... 

many other mom whose son/daughter is on his way to Chicago today??

Comment by Diane on April 9, 2019 at 11:15pm

We received our son's package of clothes and it made me laugh.  I have a feeling it was the LAST time he will just drop his britches, and pick them up to pack them ever again.  No folding, not even an attempt at folding.  Looking forward to seeing that sea bag the first time he packs that!!  Miss my boy but so stinking proud.

Comment by Alisa on October 4, 2018 at 11:00pm

yes partly she made it all the way to the last pfa  before bs  then  had an ankle injury i guess  so  had to heal and   try again  her original PIR was 9/ 21 

Comment by Jana on October 4, 2018 at 10:01pm

My Daughter is in Ship 3 420 as well. I got a letter today. My husband got 2 and her Sister got 1. Did the Run push her back?

Comment by Alisa on October 4, 2018 at 9:43pm

So happy finally got the new letter with my daughters new PIR date confirmed and ship and div :) shes now on ship 3 div 420 she left home for boot camp july 30th im getting more and more gray hair lol

Comment by Jana on September 7, 2018 at 11:23am

I was wondering if anyone had a Daughter in Ship 3 right now in bootcamp? Division 420?

Comment by Alisa on August 29, 2018 at 2:45pm

Do not forget for people who use sandbox ap get your letters sent before 5 pm est Friday if you want your SR to receive them Saturday other wise anything sent after 5 pm est will not be printed out and sent to SR till Tuesday due to labor day as fed ex is closed


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