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



Important Websites

The following is provided by lemonelephant, the mom of a Sailor.


If you have not joined the Group, New Moms Stop Here, you may want to do so, or at least check out all of the good information, especially that within the "Pages" on the right hand side. There is also very good information in the Discussions.


You will want to visit the RTC website. The pages that will be the most important are the Family Guide and Upcoming Graduations (This page is where you will print your Parking Pass for PIR.).


You may want to look at the RTC Facebook page. Pictures are posted of the Divisions and you may see your Recruit. There is also a Mixed-Up Monday Contest that you will want to get in on because the winner gets to have a picture posted of his/her loved one's Division. (I wonder if you could set up separate FB account with a totally different Username than your own or the one you use on here to keep things more confidential. Hmmm????)


You may want to let the guys in your Recruit's life know about NAVYDADS.COM.


If you have a teen daughter who would like to connect with others with siblings in the Navy, let her know about the Facebook group, Sisters of Sailors. That group was started by a mom and her daughter from the PIR 09/23/2011 group.


If you wish to order a Blue Star Service Flag for your home, go to


If you want a Welcome Home banner to put outside for after A School, following deployment, etc., go to They have deals for military families that will allow you to get a nice banner for the cost of shipping.


Another site for banners more suited for indoor use is


The following group is on N4M. Military Deals & Freebies includes links and information on deals for our Military Active Duty, Reserves, and Veterans.


salpetty (Ship 09 Div 315) provided this information:

Just an FYI...Here is a link to your recruit's training guide.

They carry this around wherever they go the whole time they are at bootcamp. You might find it intersting. A lot of info in here. They are expected to have their nose in this book all the time. The main thing I stressed to my daughter before she left was, "If you are ever standing around waiting in line, or sitting in a class waiting for it to start, you better have your nose in that book." Before she left, it was very hard to avoid being Petty Officer Mommy...and I think it used to annoy her. Funny how her letter to me last week had slight undertones of, " I see what you meant". :)


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