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.



I love this little guy as he hugs the mail box after he reads a letter!

Animated Smiley at mailbox-hugs it!

Box delivery:

Smiley box delivery

Note: Not all of these are "clean" or "nice"...sorry...just skip the ones you don't like!

Smiley gallery



Some you can just copy and paste (some won't) and some you have a html code so you have to embed them. Just copy the html code, click the embed box (third one over in the comment box taskbar) and paste into the embed box. Click save.

For some of the pictures I find, I just do a search.

F'rinstance...someone said we veterans were lifesavers...I was feeling silly (as usual) and entered, "Lifesaver images" into my search engine. Lots came up...I chose to just post this:

I just copied and pasted it. That's why it's SO BIG.

Now, if I wanted to resize it:

I would "Save Picture As..." on my Picture library on my computer and use the "Images" icon to load it from the task bar in the comment box. It's the second one over next to "link". You click it, when it comes up click "browse", find the photo on your Picture library, open it and then when it is done loading change the size of the pixels. Click ok. the case of the original, one its 264. The resized here is 150.

Or leave it!


Here is one I like about OPSEC but don't want to hurt anybody's feelings with...since I post about OPSEC at the start of a PIR group and y'all aren't exactly feeling so hot...I have kind of a dry sense of humor but don't want to inflict myself too much on y'all! But it's funny...

Okay...I found the really clean version of this...insert whatever bad word you want for "shhhhhh"...they have it!

Here is another:

This one I don't get:

...'cept maybe it's cause there was a story about a momma cat putting her kittens on a Naval vessel (true story...saw the pics!) Don't qoute me on it...I could be wrong.


You didn't really think I'd just post a bunch of boring links, did you?!

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