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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PIR 1/14/2011


PIR 1/14/2011

This is for all of us who have recruits graduating from RTC on January 14th, 2011. Here we can all support eachother through the long separation and prepare to see our US Navy Sailors for the first time after RTC.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 111
Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2011

This PIR group includes Divisons 39-48, 908!
Best of luck to all of them!

Discussion Forum

A School at Port Hueneme

Started by Mossgirl4. Last reply by Terry'saproudmom(Ship02-Div936) Jun 25, 2011. 9 Replies

Anyone have recruits going to Port Hueneme after boot camp graduation?

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

 Nuke A School FAQ click the Above LinkContinue

AO's going to A-School in Pensacola

Started by Proud AO Mom. Last reply by Proud AO Mom Jan 18, 2011. 3 Replies

If your SR's job is Aviation Ordanceman going to A-School in Pensacola I'd love to hear from you.Continue

Anyone Grad and Go for " A" School in Groton, CT?

Started by Eileen (USS Albany). Last reply by Kate-Ship 12/Div 039 Jan 17, 2011. 7 Replies

My Sailor (YEAH!!) is Grad and Go for "A" School in Groton. Am wondering if any other Moms know if their guys are going? Any good links for Groups there?

Comment Wall


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Comment by Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) on July 29, 2011 at 1:14pm
Good afternoon everyone....
Ryan has completed A School at PNAS and came home for a 2 week visit. It was WONDERFUL :-)
His orders took him to Tinker AFB in OK. He is part of the TACAMO program and has been assigned to the VQ-4 Recon Squadron (E-6B Mercury planes). He finised up his indoc classes and will start C School as the end of August.

Safe travels, Fair Winds and Following Seas for all OUR Sailors!!
Comment by susanm(ZEKESMOM) on May 28, 2011 at 3:22pm

Hello all! It's been a while since we were all eagerly anticipating PIR. My son is home for the weekend for the first time since he left for boot camp in November. It is only for a few days but I will take what I can get. He has changed so much. A year ago he and his sister would have been at each others throats. But now, they have talked non stop since we pick him up at the airport and he has gone with her to some school functions. I feel like I'm dreaming. It's so weird.

Comment by Tamme on May 20, 2011 at 11:36am
Hello to all of you as well.  Our son will finally be coming home next Friday.  He is so glad to be getting out of Great Lakes.  He has now finished his A, ATT & C school and after a two week leave will be reporting to the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego.  Can't wait to catch up with all of you.
Comment by bluewarriorlady on May 20, 2011 at 11:34am
Hey everyone! Hope you all are doing well!
Comment by ProudGMBarb on February 27, 2011 at 5:03pm
gmaof6...Holy Cow...that was fast! What is your grandson's rate? didn't he have to go through school first? That would have been some fast training! But, yes, you are correct...the only thing you can expect is the unexpected. It's hard for all of us to let go and go with the flow. Kinda makes ya feel helpless. I try to remember I did my part for as long as I he's growing up. I can adjust to that part...I just pray all our sailors stay safe!
Comment by gmaof6 on February 27, 2011 at 7:59am
Received the DVD, it's hard to watch now.  My grandson was already deployed overseas near the coast of Africa right now.  Happened so fast, just 4 days after arriving in Norfolk. I think it was so upsetting because it was so fast and unexpected.  I guess you have to learn to expect the unexpected in the Navy.
Comment by ProudGMBarb on February 27, 2011 at 4:32am
Received our DVD this past week also. I cried more watching the DVD than I did graduation day! I think because on grad day I was sooooo wound and running on nerves and trying not to be a cry baby! These memories will last a lifetime.
Comment by Tamme on February 25, 2011 at 12:35pm
Just received the DVD this week.  Can't wait to watch it this weekend, especially to hear the speaker mention 045 again. 
Comment by Alysia-Redsmom (VQ-4/ATO) on February 25, 2011 at 12:31pm
I have finally received both the Keel & DVD of graduation. I got the Keel in reular mail then the following week by FedEx I got the DVD.

Watched it and cried all over again:-)
Comment by Tamme on February 17, 2011 at 1:10pm
We received the Keel yesterday but not the DVD yet. 

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