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.



Janis's Discussions

Discussions Replied To (9) Replies Latest Activity

"I've ordered the scarf too! It's cute. Janis"

Janis replied Nov 12, 2011 to PIR 12/2 - Suggestions for how we can all spot each other!

137 Dec 5, 2011
Reply by ProudNavyMom

"It is going to be VERY interesting to see how tidy he is when he gets to come home."

Janis replied Nov 3, 2011 to Funny Things from Boot Camp Letters

75 Nov 12, 2011
Reply by nikinno

"This is so sad, I asked my son to give me the names of SR's in his division that are…"

Janis replied Nov 2, 2011 to Some SR's are not getting mail! Please help!

11 Nov 9, 2011
Reply by Kimmysweetie

"I also have a son currently in Marine Corps boot camp.  He's 6"3' and went in mid Se…"

Janis replied Oct 28, 2011 to Funny Things from Boot Camp Letters

75 Nov 12, 2011
Reply by nikinno

"DisneyDebi, Keep your chin up.  The Navy wants to see them succeed.  The SI's go thr…"

Janis replied Oct 28, 2011 to Ship 002 DIV 903

119 Nov 27, 2011
Reply by diannep

"That's funny! Now I'll be singing it in my head all day."

Janis replied Oct 28, 2011 to Funny Things from Boot Camp Letters

75 Nov 12, 2011
Reply by nikinno

"I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!"

Janis replied Oct 27, 2011 to Ship 002 DIV 903

119 Nov 27, 2011
Reply by diannep

"My son said that his instructor told him to tell me that I shouldn't believe everyth…"

Janis replied Oct 27, 2011 to Funny Things from Boot Camp Letters

75 Nov 12, 2011
Reply by nikinno

"I'm in the same boat, I did get a note on the form letter but nothing since then.  M…"

Janis replied Oct 22, 2011 to still no letter home

15 Oct 23, 2011
Reply by CUPCAKE


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