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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A place to get to know one another since our SRs are in the same division!

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Hi Everyone,

I just found out about this site and have just been approved, I am so grateful that this site is here for us all to keep our spirits up!  I received my letter yesterday and to my surprise received a call today which I am sure you all did as well.  I didn't think the first letter and the first call were going to be so emotional.  We both cried for the first 5 minutes and couldn't even talk but was so glad to hear he is doing very well!!

welcome kassi mom what part of US are you from.  I am west coast mama here. my daughter in this div very exciting ready for more mail this week how bout you

we are also from the west coast, Boise Idaho.  I am so looking forward to the next letter


letter yesterday. phone call today. such a great day!!


agreed!!!! My husband and I had such good laughs. he is my heart! hugs to all of you ladies!

Tried to answer the "Trivia Tuesday" question on the RTC facebook page today. Wasn't fast enough - _ - In case you wanna play next week......

i tried i dont have enough knowledge mondays they scramble a pic and we got to try and guess it....glad you were there milomom..all kinds of peoplke have many loved ones trying for that pic...lets do this ......i would love a pic


me too! But I am in class both Monday and Tuesday.....Its so hard to concentrate when you know what is happening on your computer at home! lol I wish I could participate but we need more 946 people on that page!!!!
I saw that myself yesterday - looks like a lot of people participate - you have to be really quick on the trigger.  Let's do this!!
I'm off Monday but not Tuesday. I'll try the jumbled picture thing. We've got 8 more tries. We CAN do this!
:) Im sorry i cant help ladies! I can just picture myself in class clicking and refreshing and then freaking out and then the professor kick me I will have to sit out! but thank you ladies!!! almost there!
Now they have some scrabbled picture thing on the Facebook page but I can't seem to find where the picture is?  Any idea Milo?


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