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 WIVES ON N4M Discussions (104)

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Liberty during A School

Hi, my husband PIR 1\22\15. He will then go to Meridian, Ms for A school. Does anyone know how his liberty time will work there? Will he be…

Started by BlessedOne

1 Jan 7, 2016
Reply by Carlouise

Confused about husbands boot camp pay - BAH, separation pay, base pay, etc.

My husband went into boot camp on August 7th. He was paid on September 1st - about $2,100. He told me he made E-2 after passing a PT test.…

Started by NJ4Ever

12 Nov 10, 2015
Reply by Boms_wife

Dental Tricare

Hi guys I have got a few quick questions about the dental tricare system. I signed up over the phone for my dental coverage, and gave them…

Started by WifeofaUSsailor

1 Jul 3, 2015
Reply by EmilyNicole98

Amount of time my sailor will have with me after PIR before A school in Pensacola?

Hello Everyone.  I am wondering if there is anyway for me to know when my husband will be shipping out for A school after PIR?  I just rece…

Started by jeanneive

1 Apr 19, 2015
Reply by CourtNavyWife

How to deal with my mother in law?

So my husband is in bootcamp, his PIR date is 03/27/2015.   Now he has had the opportunity to make one phone call, and he decided to call m…

Started by Jodie

6 Feb 14, 2015
Reply by Jodie

New Wifey

Hi everybody, I'm new to be a wife but somewhat not so new to the navy life. My husband has been in the navy for at least a year but we hav…

Started by Dynee

0 Jan 6, 2015

Question about separation pay

question for sailor spouses/dependents a friend of mine who's husband is in the air force says that she receives FSA(family separation allo…

Started by Sailorswife2716

11 Sep 22, 2014
Reply by Mia the US Navy wife

New Navy Wife....

Hi All,  I am new to this website as well as recently married the love of my life 2 weeks ago. We have been together almost 5 year and have…

Started by Rachie

0 Sep 8, 2014


I just married my sailor, and have a few paperwork questions. I'm on his page 2 and have my ID card, but we are trying to figure out car an…

Started by Oblue

0 Aug 23, 2014

Amount of time my sailor will have with me after PIR before A school in Pensacola?

Hello Everyone.  I am wondering if there is anyway for me to know when my husband will be shipping out for A school after PIR?  I just rece…

Started by jeanneive

3 Mar 24, 2014
Reply by LynBon


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