This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

FIRST TIME HERE?

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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."

Events

**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Navy.com Para Familias

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

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"You won't actually receive a reply. Sarge just uses it for a head count. I am sure t…"

FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW replied Jan 21, 2015 to Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 911

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"This is from the M & G EVENT on this site (I provided the link to it above.). If…"

FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW replied Jan 20, 2015 to MEET and GREET the Night before PIR, Thursday January 22, 2015

12 Jan 20, 2015
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"I edited my post to add about itinerary."

FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW replied Jan 7, 2015 to Meeting your NEW Sailor at the Airport/USO info

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"They won't know their itinerary until a couple of days or the day of PIR.  (See the…"

FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW replied Dec 30, 2014 to Meeting your NEW Sailor at the Airport/USO info

4 Jan 7, 2015
Reply by Lilo54

"Here is the link for the M & G event on this site where you may rsvp. PIR 01/23/…"

FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW replied Dec 21, 2014 to MEET and GREET the Night before PIR, Thursday January 22, 2015

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"Just reading all of your comments...it warms my heart to see you all talking to each…"

FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW replied Dec 20, 2014 to Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 804

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FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW replied Dec 15, 2014 to Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 804

110 Jan 26, 2015
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"I am going to back to some of my older groups to find some info for you. The current…"

FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW replied Dec 15, 2014 to Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 804

110 Jan 26, 2015
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"Welcome! Hope others find you soon! "

FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW replied Dec 15, 2014 to Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 804

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