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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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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Comment by beachmom76 on April 11, 2018 at 1:24pm

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Comment by JamieA on August 30, 2017 at 2:51pm

Hi NavyWifey1331, thank you for the invite, and just want to let you know that I got my husband's box yesterday, I thought it's going to be smelly, but I can still smell his perfume on it. I almost cried. :( Did you get your form letter yet?

Comment by JamieA on August 29, 2017 at 6:53pm
Hi NavyWifey1331 my husband left for BC on Aug23, i'm currently on the waiting game for The Box and the letter for the PIR Graduation ❤️
Comment by Navywefe on July 27, 2017 at 1:24pm

@sailormade I have written him every day while he has been in boot camp. Judging by how this is going, I don't look forward to his underways at all. I'm kind of glad he'll be a Nuke because that means he'll be in school longer, and we have more time without being separated.

Comment by sailormaid on July 27, 2017 at 1:18pm

@Navywefe — I know exactly how you feel; when he's gone, even if it's just for a few days, I get really depressed and have trouble staying focused and trouble finding the motivation to do basic things (like feed myself or run errands).

It doesn't really stop sucking, but the best thing you can do is keep yourself busy. I've got a bunch of home improvement projects and outings with friends planned for most of my husband's upcoming underways.

Also, write to him as much as you want. Especially while he's at boot camp. Those letters will mean the world to him. Even when my husband is in River City I still email him, sometimes several times a day. It's one-way communication, but it still takes the sting away a little bit and I feel more connected to him.

Comment by Navywefe on July 27, 2017 at 12:35pm

So, I have to vent a little bit. I am missing my husband terribly. He is at basic training right now. I haven't told anyone this but, when he left I felt really depressed. It felt like he had died and I was grieving his loss. That sounds really stark, but it felt that way. I didn't touch anything in our house. I didn't want to spend time at home, except to sleep. It's getting a bit easier now, but it's still tough sometimes. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Grieving, I mean. 

Comment by Navywefe on July 27, 2017 at 8:47am

Good morning everyone! Just wanted to say hi since i'm new.

Comment by abuon18 on January 26, 2016 at 1:04pm
If it's not expired yet you can get it renewed without your husband having to be with you. You will need to bring a signed DD 1172 or have a POA to sign it at the ID facility. Best bet is to google RAPIDS ID locator to find the one closest to you and make an appt in advance. Some you can walk-in but the wait is forever.
Comment by Myboysmom on January 26, 2016 at 12:53pm
It is going to expire next month, when I initially got it it was only good for six months. My husband has since finished Boot Camp and some schooling.

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