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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Navy Reserve Moms Discussions (24)

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Discussions Replies Latest Activity

An Update

Last year, I was happy to announce that my Sailor had rejoined the fleet as a Reservist.  Since then, he has gotten a job he loves with our…

Started by slapout52

0 May 18, 2019

A school to reserve transition

I am new to this group so maybe this has been asked before but after a school graduation from great lakes how does the process work of gett…

Started by lm243

5 Mar 20, 2016
Reply by Huggybear

Reservists attending two week drill

My Sailor came home from A School on December 4 th. Reported at the NOSC base. He completed Booth Camp and finished A school. Can someone t…

Started by Menzvibe

5 Dec 19, 2015
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

Reservists orders

My son has wanted to go active ever since finishing boot camp but I hear this is extremely difficult? Since then he has been on orders here…

Started by Shannonlf

0 Nov 4, 2015

Returning Reservists

Hi everyone! My boyfriend is returning from his A school in Illinois very very soon! As excited as I am, I wanted to know if anyone else ha…

Started by SwimCoach

4 Oct 4, 2015
Reply by Gabby 1969

How much assistance for college can my son expect from Navy Reserve once he is out of A school?

I just sent my reservist off to Boot Camp YESTERDAY. So, of course, I can do nothing or thing about anything but my kid! I tried to get th…

Started by jensue0

6 Sep 3, 2015
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

Gunners Mate

My sons rate is GM. He just left for BC 2 days ago. I was wondering if there were any GM's in this group that could tell me about their exp…

Started by Mitch's_mom

4 Jan 26, 2015
Reply by Mitch's_mom

Is this group still active?

My son is a reservist for now. He leaves for boot camp in a week. Then he has 27 weeks of A school. I have a lot of questions about what ha…

Started by Mitch's_mom

2 Nov 17, 2014
Reply by Mitch's_mom

Reservists after A School??

Hi all, I have searched this site but can't quite seem to find what I am looking for so forgive me if this question is a repeat. My stepson…

Started by jeepgirl

2 Aug 23, 2014
Reply by Carollynn

leaving soon

Hi My daughter is leaving for BC in 2 weeks and I am wondering if anyone can give me any advise. Anything I need to know need to ask before…

Started by Carollynn

0 Mar 9, 2014


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