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



Lexsmom's Discussions (2)

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"mama- I do hope everyone does this! we will look so awesome! The SRs know about it,…"

Lexsmom replied Jan 19, 2011 to SCARVES FOR PIR 2/11/11

130 Jan 31, 2011
Reply by mamawalrus

"Thanks Arwen, I got mail today, she said she may have to go back to RTC on her PIR w…"

Lexsmom replied Jan 18, 2011 to Grad and Go - what is it, will my sailor be GnG?

9 Jan 18, 2011
Reply by Lexsmom

"BB.Just some info I picked up along the way. I have a girl SR, but it will apply to…"

Lexsmom replied Jan 17, 2011 to SR Information for GL

16 Jan 25, 2011
Reply by BBWinthemoon

"Great advice sailorsgirl4ever. A friend on N4Ms helped us out with 2 extra tickets t…"

Lexsmom replied Jan 15, 2011 to the 4 people on their list, question?

4 Jan 21, 2011
Reply by missydarlin

"Arwen, my daughter told me she was checking into A school right after PIR and that w…"

Lexsmom replied Jan 13, 2011 to Grad and Go - what is it, will my sailor be GnG?

9 Jan 18, 2011
Reply by Lexsmom

"Wow! This is becoming all too real! My SR said in one of her letters that it is all…"

Lexsmom replied Jan 13, 2011 to *******BattleStations********

150 Feb 16, 2011
Reply by vydeoynkhorne

"Yes! by all means wear a yellow scarf, and be sure to let your SR know what we are a…"

Lexsmom replied Jan 12, 2011 to SCARVES FOR PIR 2/11/11

130 Jan 31, 2011
Reply by mamawalrus

"mamawalrus- I found this online as well, more infomation for us moms.  KNOWLEDGE IS…"

Lexsmom replied Jan 9, 2011 to Boot Camp Info

5 Jan 11, 2011
Reply by mamawalrus

"You are welcome! good luck on the scarf search!"

Lexsmom replied Jan 8, 2011 to HELP what to wear to pir.?

21 Jan 18, 2011
Reply by navywifeSMJ

"These are some I made for my family to wear. Bright yellow / gold. If you want to ad…"

Lexsmom replied Jan 8, 2011 to HELP what to wear to pir.?

21 Jan 18, 2011
Reply by navywifeSMJ


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