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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Single parents of Navy Sailors


Single parents of Navy Sailors

A group for single parents of Navy Sailors who raised their Sailors on their own.

Members: 18
Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2019

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Comment by Debra on September 6, 2011 at 12:36pm this group still active??? Love to hear from any Mom's still out there and I'm new to this group and thought I could chat with a few Mom's who like me has a son who is PIR 9/9/11, He had been in JROTC in high school and knew that he wanted to join after high school.  Ian, has never seen his dad (from India) and I raised alone, he was always a good son...polite, caring, but in his high school years he started to get more independent, mouthie in his last years in high school...yes, his room was a pig's pen, always tried to clean it when he wasn't at home, because he would yell at me if I tried when he was there. He always thanked me, but I could tell he was changing when he started to leave for BC, he has always been a quiet son, with a good humor, I knew that the Navy was going to be his his letters, he hated the yelling and that shouldn't been anything new to him...we yelled at each other at, he expressed how he missed home and that's when I knew he was changed...can't wait to see him this Friday and like me and other single Mom's we have done a good job raising our sons.  Be proud Mom's!!
Comment by alex's mom(Tina) on August 16, 2011 at 3:05pm
so where is eeryone from? I think when schools over my son will either go back to MS or go to Cali. Have you heard of Port Yumen?? its close to LA I guess.
Comment by alex's mom(Tina) on August 16, 2011 at 12:33pm
hello ladies.  Im new to al this and just found your group.  My son grad bc on aug 12.  WOW it was so amazing and the best part was I GOT TO SEE MY BABY.  I have 2 boys age 21 and 19.  He will be 20 in a month.  My bday is in 2wks and we have always spent them together.  He said we could go stay someplace on base but he has to be in phase 2 and wants tomake sure he isnt on watch.  I thought I would die when he left cause no matter how old he got he always wanted to spend time with mom....and thats such a good feeling. I have a bf but they didnt get along the best.  Now they do so the navy has helped out alot.  He doesnt have kids and my kids are my life.  Hes a good man the best I ever had.
Comment by Mom of a Proud Sailor on December 7, 2010 at 8:07pm
My son has finished A school and says he will be stationed in CA for the next four years. I'm struggling with whether or not to move to CA or not. He did not ask me to and has not said he would like it if I did move to CA. I miss him.
Comment by tlsmith on September 10, 2010 at 8:29pm
Yeah, I think my son is more nervous about the first couple weeks also. After that he goes to Fl. he is excited about that. It is funny now and sad, I can not help get out of it this time unlike when he was younger when mom could save the day. LOL
Comment by tlsmith on September 10, 2010 at 9:36am
It will definitely be interesting having only one child home. It will be hard filling my time, though Tuesday I start a new position at my job. I am not sure what rate my son is. I will have to ask him. He was doing ok with all the preparation until the last couple days, the closer the time gets here the more anxious he is getting.
Comment by Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) on September 9, 2010 at 1:59pm
welcome'll find a lot of useful info on this site...what rate is your son?
Comment by tlsmith on September 9, 2010 at 11:12am
Hello, I am new to this site and a new navy mom. My son will be leaving for BC on 9-13-10. I just wanted to say hi. I am a single mother of three. My oldest left about 2 weeks ago for school, my second son is the new navy recruit and that leaves my daughter at home with me.
Comment by Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) on July 19, 2010 at 7:19pm
So sorry judyann about all the trials you have faced recently....but you're right...the Lord is still in control and gives us sustenance to get through all things...praying for you and your family.

2boys1girl09: welcome to this site...congrats on your son's honors...hang on for a wild ride.
Comment by Joanie Tyler's Mom(133 Bees) on July 7, 2010 at 5:00pm
Congrats son got promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class too...Yay!

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