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.




'Nurse' Moms!

Seems as if a lot of moms are nurses.. Just checking to see where you live and what kind of professional setting you work in.

Members: 184
Latest Activity: Aug 15

Discussion Forum

ER/Trauma Nurse

Started by JennMidg Nov 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Peds nurse

Started by Donovan'sMom Oct 13, 2014. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by MH Navy Mom on January 4, 2022 at 9:37am


I am a nurse care coordinator. My son is graduating this Friday. I am so excited to see him. Anyone else going to a graduation this week?

MH Navy Mom

Comment by Fonda on March 29, 2017 at 10:33am
Hello to all. I'm a maternal/newborn nurse. My son left March 15th. I'm counting down the days until his PIR date.
Comment by Mattsmom on March 17, 2017 at 10:30am

I work in nursing informatics.  My background is critical care.  My son left for RTC 2/16.  PIR is 4/14.  I can't wait to see him!

Comment by DocMom98 on February 28, 2017 at 11:41pm

Hey I'm a nursing professor mom and my son left for meps today and for RTC tomorrow.  So excited to be able to connect with other nurse moms.  My nursing specialties are maternal-infant/OB and community health nursing - and I'm also a certified lactation consultant.  

Comment by Lisa C. on March 2, 2016 at 12:18am
I'm a Home Hospice nurse. My sone leaves 3/8/16, and I am a basket case!!!
Comment by NavyMom77 on February 26, 2016 at 11:06pm
I'm an ER nurse. We are in Ohio my sons PIR is 4/8/16. I can't wait to see him :)
Comment by Taylor's Mom on February 3, 2016 at 10:49pm
@ Vicki I'm a Psych RN from Alabama! Congratulations! My son gained almost 20 lbs and the transformation is amazing!
Comment by Vikki on February 3, 2016 at 9:23pm
I'm a Psychiatric RN. I live in MN and my son left 1/26 for RTC. His PIR is set for 3/18/16. Can't wait to see the change becoming a Navy sailor. I'm so proud!
Comment by proudmom on November 9, 2015 at 6:37am

Birdie, you will not be alone in your tears. Tears of joy!!! There will be other times you will cry, it is all good. Here in Cleveland it was a nice short ceremony. Boot camp graduation is awesome.

Comment by Birdie on November 8, 2015 at 7:51pm
Hello, I am an RN/nurse manager in an out patient procedure clinic. My son leaves for boot camp tomorrow, 11/9/15! I'm very nervous but excited to see my boy embark on this adventure. We are watching him swear in but I'm so afraid I'll embarrass him with my tears!!

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