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 sisters

Navy Sisters is for any age sisters if U.S. Saliors!!! We e like to we like talk and interact with sisters of sailors and share experiences and help eachother through hard times.

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Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2017

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Comment by ProudNavySister5815 on May 14, 2015 at 1:57am
I also have a brother that went in. He just graduated this past weekend from boot camp, and is on his way to training for his job. It has been especially hard for me too. My baby brother, who I am very close with, and have never been away from. I think it upsets me most on things he's missing out on, as far as my child goes, but I am so excited to see what his future holds. Praying this is a great adventure for him, as well as a fulfilling career choice.!
Comment by JessicaLynn on February 4, 2015 at 11:06pm

Hey Amber, I wrote on here back in May of 2014 when I went through this with my little brother. It's really tough but you have to be strong for your sister. I cried when he left, I mean he's my baby brother and I wasn't going to be able to be there to protect him anymore. But when I got letters from him in boot camp it made my day, and when they get to call home for a couple minutes it's the best thing in the world. I'm not going to tell you that it's going to be easy, because that's a lie. It's going to be hard, it's going to suck, and you're going to be sad and cry. But in the long run, you have to remember that this is what they chose to do, and it's what they want to do. So you have to try your hardest to understand and be strong for them, as well as yourself. Message me if you want to talk about it! Sisters need a lot more support than people think. :)

Comment by Tiff20 on February 4, 2015 at 2:02am

Hey Amber! My brother just graduated from bootcamp! Message me and we can talk! As you can see I posted on this page back in December and no one has even commented back...kinda sad!

Comment by Amber.NavySister on February 4, 2015 at 1:25am
Comment by Amber.NavySister on February 4, 2015 at 1:25am
My sister just checked into the hotel tonight and will be leaving for bootcamp tomorrow. I am a total wreck! I can't stop crying. I am also 15weeks pregnant so I am trying especially hard not to stress but it's so hard to control. We are very close sisters. We do everything together. This is my first a baby and it breaks both of our hearts that he won't be here for any part of it. I don't know how I am going to handle myself tomorrow as I watch her leave.
Comment by Tiff20 on December 12, 2014 at 1:15am

Does anyone have a brother or sister in boot camp right now?

Comment by Smiley Sis on November 17, 2013 at 1:50am
My big brother goes on his first deployment next week and I'm scared for him! Anyone else's brothers doing humanitarian stuff in the phillipienes and then going to Japan? I'm just afraid cause his life is on the line and he could see some awful things. I wanna protect him but I can't. I FaceTimed him today and its the last time ill see him for months and I just cried!
Comment by Rossbigsis - Ship 09 div327 on September 4, 2012 at 2:44pm

Hi all, i'm so happy i found a Navy sister group! My little brother left for boot camp a few weeks ago. I'm so proud of him! Go Navy!

Comment by Rickys little sis on March 13, 2012 at 3:33pm

im aubrey my brother left a week ago from lansing to Great Lakes for boot camp. ive been watching videos and stuff about all that hes going through and im so proud of him for going forward with his dreams of being in the navy. it was sad to watch him leave since he is my older brother and the only sibling that i have but i know he is doing what he wants in life and thats all that counts. so im happy and proud of him and cant wait to get his first letter in the mail and see him in may he graduates bootcamp on my birthday so it will be a wonderful birthday present to see him.

Comment by soco86 on February 26, 2011 at 8:17pm
So, my little brother left for boot camp a few weeks ago.. I cant help but wonder all the stuff that hes going through!! He wrote us a letter and in the letter he doesn't sound like its that bad, or so he says. I'm looking so forward to seeing him when me and my sis and mom see him in april for graduation!

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