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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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New Hampshire moms

for all New Hampshire moms so that we have a place to meet and greet!

Members: 42
Latest Activity: Mar 6

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Comment by Tracy on January 8, 2014 at 12:08pm

New here, just found out this group was here. Its nice people are close by. I'm Tracy from Merrimack. My daughter is waiting to start A School in Pensacola.

Comment by kelly67 on January 7, 2014 at 2:28pm

Remembering our trip to Portland to drop our son off in was a quiet ride home.    It's nice that you know when he will be sworn in & are able to be there :) enjoy tomorrow & best of luck to your son!

Comment by NHBBALL MOM on January 7, 2014 at 2:19pm

Good so far- my husband dropped him off at his recruiters so no tears yet. We are going up to Portland tmrw for the swear in then off he goes. Allot of the flights are being cancelled into Chicago so I am sure it will take a few more days to get there and get settled.


Comment by Lisa-Chris's Mom on December 2, 2013 at 5:57pm

Welcome Jeter's Mom!!!     I cannot believe how long it's been since I've been on this site:(

And yes Auntie J did a fantastic job with all the info, I really think they cannot receive packages in boot camp, only letters and pictures.  I started writing Chris letters the day he left, I wrote every day after:)

Good luck to your family through all of this and congrats to your son for making a great choice.  (Chris is in for 6 yrs now)

Comment by kelly67 on December 2, 2013 at 5:45pm

Welcome to the NH Navy Family Jeter's Mom & best of luck to your son as he begins his training!   I think Auntie J did a great job in her response to your questions!  We are all here to support you once he leaves for Boot Camp & beyond!

Comment by NHBBALL MOM on December 2, 2013 at 3:08pm
Thank You. this was great advice I hadn't heard a lot of this stuff his recruiter doesn't always articulate everything to us in the best way possible so I find myself asking the question several times in different ways to be able to get An answer.
Comment by NHBBALL MOM on December 2, 2013 at 1:50pm

Hello Everyone, I am from Northfield NH and my son is leaving for bootcamp in early January. How do you prepare for your soldiers departure? Are there certain things he can and cannot bring. I have seen so many different sites that say yes then another that says no. Also how do you know where "A" school is after graduation? 

Comment by kelly67 on March 30, 2013 at 10:54am

Hello & Welcome new Navy Moms!   I wish you & your Sailors good luck going through Boot Camp & beyond!   My son has been in 3yrs now & we are just so very proud of him & all he's accomplished!

Happy Easter everyone!  :)

Comment by Linda73164 on March 30, 2013 at 10:26am
My son has been in since Sept 2012. He's currently deployed on the USS San Antonio.
Comment by Bonnie on March 30, 2013 at 10:20am

Hi everyone I am from Laconia NH and my son just went in and is on Ship 13 Div 181


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