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.



OCS NAVY Wives/Girlfriends and all NAVY Wives


OCS NAVY Wives/Girlfriends and all NAVY Wives

This is a group for all the Wives/Girlfriends of men going to or have just started OCS.Share you thoughts and feelings,and any updates of the classes.Also for those NAVY wives who can help us new ones along.Wlecome to all.

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Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2018

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Comment by Amanda-A on June 29, 2011 at 5:01pm
Hi. I just found out my husband is in the March 2012 OCS class. I know he has 13 weeks of school but am kind of clueless to everything else. Any information would be great! Thanks!
Comment by LSUtiger4life on February 4, 2011 at 11:26am
Thanks AngelB! Do you remember how long the Hi Moms lasts? My husband wants to eat dinner at a restaurant in Newport afterwards but I don't know what tine we will be getting out, so I can't make reservations yet. And congratulations to you and your husband!!! It seems like it wasn't that long ago that my guy left for OCS and now he is graduating 2 weeks from today! I am so glad and thankful that the time went by so fast; and it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. Where are y'all now that OCS is over?
Comment by Angel B on January 18, 2011 at 10:27pm
Hello everyone.Sorry I have not been on in a while. Our comp died and I was in Newport for my Hubbys graduation. To LSUtiger4life, yes it is a 2 day thing. On that Thursday you will have PIR  and then Hi Moms that night. On that friday at OH GOD thirty they will have a demo to show how they get burned doing push ups and getting yelled at and then they will show you how they eat at the chow hall. Then about 9 they will start graduation. Its all done by about 11.If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Comment by Murray's Wifey on January 11, 2011 at 2:25pm

Hey Everyone,

Is anyone else's Hubby's or B/F's in the Jan 09th OCS class? ;).

Comment by LSUtiger4life on January 1, 2011 at 2:25pm
I have a question about graduation. I read somewhere that graduation is a 2 day event. Something about a dinner the night before and then the actual ceremony the next day. My husband graduates on February 18th and I plan on flying to Newport. Would he graduate on the 18th and the dinner would be on the 17th? Just trying to find out when I should leave and what time to be there! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Comment by Angel B on December 18, 2010 at 1:37pm

He will graduate Jan 7th

Comment by LSUtiger4life on December 17, 2010 at 3:25pm

Ok thanks! When does your husband graduate from OCS?

Comment by Angel B on December 14, 2010 at 11:38pm

On base lib is where they can got to nex or O Club or just do something on base.Its where they are giving a little bit of freedome without being able to leave base yet.

Comment by LSUtiger4life on December 13, 2010 at 12:27am

AngelB thank you so much for your response and well wishes. I personally think it stinks that each class can be treated differently based on the DI they get. My hubby is flying home on Saturday and has 2 weeks off for Christmas, so I can't wait to hear what has been going on since he started! What do you mean by on base liberty? My husband was able to use the computer today and we were able to send emails back and forth which was very nice, especially since I had to clarify travel plans!! Is that considered on base liberty? Have a great night!

Comment by Angel B on December 9, 2010 at 3:45pm
As far as liberty goes its during candio phase,sometime during weeks 9-12.However it is up to the DI if they get liberty at all,and for how long.I know my Hubby is in week 10 and is just now getting on base liberty.Im sure your LO will get time to get off base.Good luck with school and the move.

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