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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Carol Hughes


North Carolina Moms

Location: Northcarolina
Members: 204
Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2019

Discussion Forum

Nov 2018 anyone ?

Started by TSUNAMISMOM Nov 10, 2018. 0 Replies

Wilmington Area

Started by PamperedMom. Last reply by percussionvalentine Jul 17, 2014. 16 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Mary (Chris' mom) on November 28, 2008 at 3:28pm
Yipee!!! I got mail today!!! Chris is EPO (Educational Petty Officer) for his division. He says basically his job is to tutor recruits with "stuff up here" (I don't know what "stuff" is but..), and to collect test scores. I've cried all through his letter like 4 times now but I'm so happy to have gotten one. >> Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and a good day today as well.
Comment by Cheryl on November 23, 2008 at 12:00am
My son's DVD from graduation came this week and his DIV book came today. We watched DVD last night and it just was still amazing and still made me cry. I know Thanksgiving is going to be so hard without him this week. His birthday was early this month and I really had a hard time with that. One thing is for sure since my son joined the navy I'm have done some more crying. It seems it don't take much. Do enjoy the phone calls from boot camp, my son only got to call once when he was there.
Comment by Mary (Chris' mom) on November 21, 2008 at 10:15pm
Ok, dumb question time. At the RTC website where grad dates are posted, if it says DIV 058-063, 09 Jan. 09, is that Divisions 058 through 063. I got my letter today saying that my son is in DIV 059. I know I'm jumping the gun just a bit but with the holidays coming I really need to do some preliminary planning soon, I just need to be reassured I'm interpreting my info correctly. I hope everyone is ok.
Comment by Cheryl on November 20, 2008 at 9:52pm
Hey, i'm new to the group. But I can see that I really am going to like this group. I just wished I had joined when my son was in boot camp. He graduated from boot on 10/3. It is one amazing graduation. He is in A school still up at Great Lakes. I miss him so. But he does get to come home for 2 weeks at Christmas and I'm counting the days down.
Comment by Shelia NC on November 3, 2008 at 9:55pm
Hello NC moms!

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