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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A place for past, present and future mom's of NROTC students to exchange information and support. Family, friends, and others can gather general information about Navy ROTC and officer programs. Everyone is welcome !!

Members: 149
Latest Activity: May 21, 2022

Discussion Forum

How to pick NROTC units for scholarship app?

Started by rudyinok. Last reply by Suzie Nov 20, 2018. 31 Replies

Hello :)  I am very new to this forum, but my son has been wanting to be a Navy officer for several years now.  He is now a junior at a special math and science high school.  He will graduate from this high school in May 2014.  so, this coming…Continue

PRK for Aviation

Started by willysmom. Last reply by 2017Commission Aug 18, 2017. 8 Replies

Hi my son is a sophomore at USC and is planning on applying for flight school (I'm sure that is not the correct term for it) but he will need prk or lasik. He has been told that either is fine and that we just find a doctor to do it and get it…Continue

Looking to join navy, need help

Started by Hopefulnavyrecruit. Last reply by 2017Commission Aug 18, 2017. 1 Reply

Hello everybody. Thanks for reading this, I'll try to keep it short.I am 17 years old, and I did not receive a normal, steady, education because of moving around so much all the time as a kid. I finally learned fractions last year, and am now on…Continue

Son not selected for NROTC scholarship

Started by luckymomx4. Last reply by Suzie Aug 2, 2017. 13 Replies

Our youngest son, Mark wasn't selected to receive the Navy ROTC Scholarship. He applied to 5 colleges and so far has received letters of acceptance to 3 so far. No clue as to why. We really thought he was going to get it. He applied in August 2015…Continue

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Comment by Glenni on May 21, 2022 at 12:24pm

Any new NROTC moms who stumble across this page, feel free to reach out. I know several of us maintain a presence here. So even though there isn't any current activity, we're here to answer your questions and support you through this journey! I'm so thankful for the moms on this page who supported me through my son's ROTC journey!!

Comment by Glenni on April 13, 2021 at 10:24pm

Are there any other current NROTC moms here? Has anybody's mid received orders for summer cruise yet?

Comment by Glenni on February 8, 2021 at 5:11pm

Anybody have insight on ASTB scores? My mid just took his this morning and got 8 7 7. His commanding officer thinks that should be fine. Did anybody have a mid with similar scores who retook it and did better?

Comment by Glenni on July 21, 2020 at 6:42pm

My Midshipman got engaged this weekend. Next summer he will have his first clAss Cruise. They are trying to set a wedding date for late July. Does anybody have any suggestions about the best way to open the dialogue asking for an early summer cruise?

Comment by Glenni on March 1, 2020 at 10:50am

Anybody have experience with your mid getting a waiver for summer cruise? My mid will be eligible for his first class cruise this summer. However, he won’t graduate until Dec of 2021. So he wants to do his 1st class cruise this summer. He has received a terrific internship for this summer. He’s asked his commanding officer about the waiver, and they said that was fine, but that they might send him on SeaTrials this summer. After last summer’s fiasco, he doesn’t want to say anything to his employer about possible summer deployment because that cost him a good internship last summer, then nothing even materialized until the very end of the summer..

Comment by LakeviewMom on July 18, 2019 at 10:40am

Glenni,  I am so sorry that your Mid's cruise was cancelled (again).  And I do hope that something works out for him this summer. It is so frustrating sometimes.  And I agree, with you that I often found it harder to deal with than my son, maybe because he just loves the Navy so much. 

Comment by LakeviewMom on July 18, 2019 at 10:37am

Shocklady,  I am glad your Mid enjoyed Sea Trials!  Even when events/training were hard (maybe especially when they were) mine found enjoyment and learning in every experience.

Comment by Glenni on July 12, 2019 at 4:41pm

Well, the sub cruise he was scheduled for got cancelled again. I think I may be more disappointed than he is because he sees it as a chance to just keep working at his summer job and making money. But I was really hoping he would get the experience. I'm still praying something will work out!

Comment by shocklady on July 4, 2019 at 7:52am

Glenni, he said it was a great learning experience.  Glad he went

Comment by Glenni on July 4, 2019 at 12:15am

Siempre Gumbi.... His iteration of Sea Trials was cancelled, but he will get a sub cruise later this month. Shocklady, how did your son like SeaTrials?


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