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 Reserve Moms Discussions (24)

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Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Process to become Active from Reserve

My son really loves the experience he is having and would love to change is status to active. He has asked about this but does anyone have…

Started by Shannonlf

2 Jan 10, 2014
Reply by MidwestMom

Can't Decide

My daughter went to MEPS about a week ago for the first time and swore in as and active duty Hospital Corpsman, but now the more she's thin…

Started by proudmomof_calion

0 Oct 10, 2013

Facebook group for Navy Reserve Moms?

Is there a Facebook group for Navy Reserve Moms?  I find that format easier to use than this one.  Thanks!  :)

Started by Peggy R

1 Sep 13, 2013
Reply by flgirltwo

My son is in the Reserves and we didn't even know it!

Hi fellow moms!  I've got some questions that I hope someone can answer for me.  My son is presently at bootcamp and with only about 3 week…

Started by Tsam

6 Aug 30, 2013
Reply by jeepgirl

Leaving A School

Son got his orders and he has to report to his drilling station for 17 days after A school grsfuation.Unfortunately we moved to another sta…

Started by b26kid19(13/196)

2 Aug 25, 2013
Reply by Julia

Marrying into the reserves

Hello everyone! I am very green when it comes to anything military! My sister joined and has been trying to help where she can, but she is…

Started by SaltySailorIAmNot

5 Aug 12, 2013
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

Leaving for Boot Camp

My son is leaving for boot camp on July 10th. Is there anyone else who has a son/daughter going at that time? Apparently, his graduation is…

Started by ChellyMay

3 Jul 12, 2013
Reply by SouthernCalimom Ship 13 Div 333

Navy Reserves Process for Schools

I have a question. Does any one know the process for Navy Reservists leaving boot camp? I know he will go to A school. But what about C Sch…

Started by jennyco

1 Jun 14, 2013
Reply by jaxx10

Education benefits after navy reserve training

Where and how can i find more info on the Tuition help for sailor who are done with all their training. My son did BC, A school for corpsma…

Started by Kajmam

4 Mar 26, 2013
Reply by Rhody Navy Mom

Getting Deployed

Does anyone know how often reservist get deployed and how the military decides who will go?  Do they ask if you want to be deployed or do t…

Started by sallyjames

8 Feb 25, 2013
Reply by PIR012513


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