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.



Awesome Alumni of 2/11/11 Discussions (48)

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Ribbons - PIR 2-11-11

Hey PIR 2-11-11, I am making ribbons for anyone who wants them. Some of you have requested information from me and I have tried to email or…

Started by aprul(ship11,div63)

19 Feb 26, 2014
Reply by J-04/128

Nuke A School FAQ

  Nuke A School FAQ   click the Above Link

Started by NF Mom

2 Feb 25, 2011

who has a Sailor staying in great lakes for A-school???

my sailor is staying in great lakes for AECF and his rate is ET. anyone out there with that or just in great lakes????????

Started by Mrs Eubank

9 Feb 19, 2011
Reply by Mrs Eubank


This is the final test for your recruits.  When they pass this, they are sailors and trade in their recruit cap for their sailor cap in a c…

Started by diannep

150 Feb 16, 2011
Reply by vydeoynkhorne

Ship 04 Div 804- check in here please

Hi all, just wanted to start something where we can check in with each other and keep updated as to what is going on with our SR's, M&G…

Started by BBWinthemoon

179 Feb 14, 2011
Reply by missydarlin

Anyone on here Ship02 Div912????

Anyone on here Ship02 Div912??

Started by Amanda.ETSailor'sWife

98 Feb 9, 2011
Reply by himmiemom

Hyatt 48 Hour Sale

Hyatt Hotels is having a big sale right now, so if you are staying or considering staying in downtown Chicago this weekend during PIR you m…

Started by missydarlin

0 Feb 8, 2011

Beautiful song/video for moms

This is a beautiful song, take the few minutes to see this video/song... This is my son

Started by mamawalrus

2 Feb 8, 2011
Reply by mamawalrus

The walk to the graduation hall....

Well, bad timing!  My father-in-law broke his foot this past Wed!  He will be joining me to the graduation, and we are really concerned abo…

Started by Amanda.ETSailor'sWife

3 Feb 7, 2011
Reply by tackijacky

Good/safe Apartments in Great Lakes???

So my husband and I decided for me and our son to move to Great Lakes for his A School since it is going to end up being longer than we wer…

Started by Amanda.ETSailor'sWife

12 Feb 7, 2011
Reply by Amanda.ETSailor'sWife


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