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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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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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Comment by Storymom on March 11, 2011 at 9:22pm
My blue candle is lit for the sadness and tragedy in Japan....glad to know all military members are safe and accounted for.  Stand Fast !
Comment by Storymom on December 27, 2010 at 10:43pm
Hope everyone lit their blue candles for all the sailors away from home over the Christmas Holidays.....Blessings to them all
Comment by Rhonda(EMmom) on November 27, 2010 at 10:57pm
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday...turkey coma??? Now it's on to the next one, and not to mention a few b-days in between there. This time of year costs us a few! Be safe everyone!! Happy shopping!
Comment by Rhonda8881 on November 24, 2010 at 11:34pm
I wish all of you (and your sailors/soldiers) a Blessed and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday.
Comment by DENISE FROM MICHIGAN on November 9, 2010 at 10:41am
Thanks Rhonda and to your son as well. Danny will be a EA with the Seabees after A school. Hes hoping for Mississippi-would be eaiser for us to visit.
Comment by Rhonda(EMmom) on November 6, 2010 at 8:57pm
Denise--my son is EMFN (E3 & took his E4 test, waiting to hear if he past) and is stationed in San Diego on the Rentz. Loves out there, been there about 4 mos now. Good luck to your sailor!
Comment by DENISE FROM MICHIGAN on November 6, 2010 at 3:11pm
Terri and Rhonda--are your kids SR or Sailors? Mine is at BC PIR 12-03
Comment by Rhonda(EMmom) on October 28, 2010 at 7:10pm
Doesn't anyone ever type on here anymore? How ya'll doin? Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!

Comment by Rhonda8881 on May 28, 2010 at 6:39pm
Sorry folks.............I meant Happy Memorial day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a natural blonde and I guess I was having a blonde moment!
Comment by Rhonda8881 on May 28, 2010 at 4:47pm
Happy Veteran's Day to all vets; past, present and future! Thank you for your service (and your families for standing beside you). May God Bless your future abundantly.

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