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 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).  

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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Hello everyone! My son left on Feb 6th to go to boot camp. I got a very short call from him that he will call me in 3 weeks! Then he hung u…

Started by Dahliamomma

2 Feb 10, 2019
Reply by Kim

Best way to get an international text, talk plan for Greece

My son has his first station to Greece.  He has Verizon for his phone plan.  He needs something new because he doesn't have an internationa…

Started by navyson

3 Jul 13, 2017
Reply by Lorraine

Daughter whose PIR is 2/26/2016

Hi! Trying to locate a family whose daughter departed for Boot Camp from Portland, OR 1/5/2016.  I have a video of her being sworn in.

Started by Grandma Mary

0 Jan 29, 2016

My son just shipped for Boot Camp on 7/20/15

Its not like parents get to tour boot camp, lol I just wish I knew more about his day to day. I'm aware that he will be pushed to the limit…

Started by Brenda

6 Jan 25, 2016
Reply by D's Nana

any one have a child on uss arizona div.o56

I wish to find someone who has a child in bc to talk to me

Started by tnmom50

0 Nov 18, 2015

New Recruit's Mom in NYC

My son left on Tuesday, Oct 6th for boot camp. Anyone else out there?

Started by RTCsmominnyc

3 Oct 11, 2015
Reply by carafid1

Any 7-17-2015 PIR???

I need to velcro my phone to my body. Seriously.. I have missed two calls and am sick about it. Also, I have -couple of in-laws in Chicago…

Started by JoesMom

1 Jul 17, 2015
Reply by Noni

Looking for the parents of "Paul"

Looking for the parents of a "Paul" on Ship 04 Div 038.  I am not sure if you are on this site but I would like to talk to you.  It looks l…

Started by ProudMomHappy

0 Oct 30, 2014

My son left for boot camp 7/2/14

I'm new to this any information or tips on how to get through this is very much welcomed 

Started by Tracy123 Ship 11 Div 268

3 Jul 11, 2014
Reply by Bensma SHIP 14 DIV 260 PIR

Nuke A-School - Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

    Nuke A School FAQ click the Above Link

Started by NF Mom

0 Nov 20, 2013


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