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.


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Siblings of Sailors (S.O.S.)


Siblings of Sailors (S.O.S.)

This is a group for moms who have younger siblings of the sailor at home. Not only are they proud of their sibling, but they miss them terribly!!!

Members: 12
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2018

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Comment by momof3boys on February 20, 2015 at 10:09pm
It doesn't look like there are any recent posts here. My oldest son left for Bootcamp less than 2 weeks ago. We just got the form letter this week. I have written 2 letters already, and tried to get my youngest son (age 7) to write to his older brother. They are very close! So he wrote a note that said "I am stressed and I get an upset tummy when I think of you." with a picture of a sad face crying. It broke my heart! I just can't send that to my son in BC. I wish there was something I could do to help him adjust. (His older brother joined for 6 years)
Comment by Tiff20 on December 12, 2014 at 1:18am

Anyone have a brother or sister in bootcamp right now?

Comment by navyboyzrus03 on April 29, 2013 at 10:52pm

Hey all,

My oldest son will be leaving for BC in 19 days. He has a little brother who is just 9y.o. That hey are EXTREMELY close. For the last year since my oldest graduated from HS and was DEPPing he has been staying ome with my littlest. We decided several years ago to home school him and my work situation changed so that I could not be home with him through the week. Therefore Tony my oldest step up and took care of his brother. Now I am afraid that my youngest Tegan will have difficulty with the separation. So I am looking for any and all advice to help him deal with the transition. Their Dad did 18 months in Iraq when Tegan was just 2 and he has great difficulty now with separation. Any help would be greatly received.


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