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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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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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 Rhonda8881 on May 8, 2010 at 11:12pm
Happy Mother's Day to all Navy Moms!
Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on February 18, 2010 at 7:54pm
Hello everyone, I am new to this site. Our son has joined the Navy, just not sure what avenue he will get there. He has enlisted, waiting to hear if he receives an ROTC ride or receive an appointment to the Naval Academy. We are supportive of him and very proud of him to want to serve our country. I look foreward to getting to know you.

Comment by abbyblue on December 26, 2009 at 2:45pm

You have Kayleigh Hall and/or Gloria Lopez on your "Friends" list. We suspect their profiles are bogus. Please remove them ASAP by clicking on their profiles and clicking Remove as Friend. PLEASE PASS THIS ON GROUPS YOU BELONG TO.
Comment by CrackerjackMom on July 19, 2009 at 4:29pm
Ok, I decided to join this one too!!!! I am on the original Navy-Parents for over 3 years and I see many familiar faces. Like I told Sandy what's one more site between friends
Comment by KTSNavymom Kathy on March 31, 2009 at 12:16pm
That site is what got me through Boot camp too. I don't know what I would have done without it!! Everyone on that site was so nice and very helpful at a time when I needed it the most!! The support was awesome!! I'm glad we have these sites, they are all helpful, it is just nice to know that you are not alone on this journey!! We have A Great Navy Family!!
Comment by KTSNavymom Kathy on October 23, 2008 at 2:05pm
Hi Ingrid, welcome glad you joined us!! Enjoy those letters they are the best!! I can remember racing home to get the mail when Katie was in BC. Lean on us whenever you need that's what we are here for!!
Seabeedtr, check on the they have a C school section it might help you figure it out!!

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