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.




Navy Parents "From the inside you can't explain it - from the outside you can't understand it." Another great site for support and lots of answers to your questions!! Look me up KTSNavymom

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Latest Activity: Mar 12, 2019

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This site is what got me through Boot Camp all of my questions were answered here lots of great information and support!! So check it out!!

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Comment by Charlene on December 29, 2016 at 5:50pm
My son will leave for boot camp on January 8 2017
I'm glad he was with us for the holidays. I'm very proud and excited for him but also a little worried. Hope his dream of service is everything he hoped it to be
Comment by Jag47 on December 8, 2016 at 9:55am

Thanks for adding me, my son left for bootcamp this past Monday Dec. 5th, 2016.  He was in the delayed entry program and supposed to leave July 5th but was delayed until this week.  It was hard to say goodbye during the holidays but we are very proud of him.  Hoping inclement weather doesn't interfere with our being able to go to graduation in February!

Comment by jodi1515w on July 20, 2013 at 7:23pm

My daughter is just considering joining the Navy she is a Senior this year and is about 90% sure Navy is the way to go.  I would like to know what to expect from the process leading up to signing.

Comment by KTSNavymom Kathy on April 21, 2013 at 7:57pm

hi it's been forever since I've been on here does anyone know what happened to the website ???? it's not the same site as it used to be??? do they have a new site?? if anyone knows please let me know

Thank You Kathy

Comment by Storymom on November 24, 2011 at 7:13pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Popeye's and to all Navy Parents!  Blessings to our sailors on distant shores,  on this hearty family holiday....

Comment by Popeye's Mom Alum DIV 031 1-6-12 on November 24, 2011 at 10:04am

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Saying a special prayer for the Navy & all services today. Have a great day!

Comment by Storymom on November 11, 2011 at 2:17pm

Honoring All on Veteran's Day!


Comment by Marcy on September 5, 2011 at 11:55am
Hello all. I just wanted to let you know if anyone has a sailor on the USS Port Royal, I have started a site for that ship here is the link to it. All are welcome. USS Port Royal CG 73 If you are interested come and join us and talk about our sailors on the  Port Royal.
Comment by Storymom on August 6, 2011 at 8:35pm

May the Angels carry those Brave Warriors to Heaven in Sturdy Hands.

Our Blue Candle is burning in sorrow for those Navy Seals and others, killed in that fateful Chinook Helo.......very sad.


Comment by Storymom on May 8, 2011 at 2:31pm

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