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 8/25/2022 - 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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Shea's Discussions (18)

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"USS Henry M Jackson Bangor Washington"

Shea replied Feb 18, 2020 to Roll Call: Name your sailor's sub!

1320 Jan 29, 2021
Reply by jes12joy

"Lisa thanks so much for the information. It will help greatly!!"

Shea replied May 24, 2018 to Bangor, Washington

2 May 24, 2018
Reply by Shea

"Llmom small quantities of foods are always good as mentioned but as far as sheets go…"

Shea replied Jul 7, 2017 to General advice fora new sub mom?

4 Jul 9, 2017
Reply by Llmom

"I have every confidence that the Navy will place him where he needs to be. They have…"

Shea replied Feb 15, 2017 to Help! I need sailor is claustrophobic!

11 Aug 20, 2018
Reply by nurserenee

"There is a private Facebook group for families who have kids station at Pearl. It is…"

Shea replied Feb 1, 2015 to Roll Call: Name your sailor's sub!

1320 Jan 29, 2021
Reply by jes12joy

"My son is on the Louisville. He's a sonar tech!"

Shea replied Aug 4, 2014 to Looking for Moms with Sailors on the USS Louisville

8 Jun 23, 2016
Reply by ELO.Navy.Mom

"May have already posted this but my son is a sonar tech on the Louisville and has be…"

Shea replied Jun 2, 2014 to Roll Call: Name your sailor's sub!

1320 Jan 29, 2021
Reply by jes12joy

"Hey Mackenzi33! Get there early! Security is not too difficult but there will be lot…"

Shea replied May 30, 2014 to PIR INFO

3 Jun 1, 2014
Reply by Pat L. in IL

"Welcome tidefan!  My son left Groton at the beginning of July.  Navymom2013 is corre…"

Shea replied Aug 23, 2013 to new mom

13 Sep 12, 2013
Reply by tidefan

"My son will be on the USS Louisville!"

Shea replied Jun 18, 2013 to Roll Call: Name your sailor's sub!

1320 Jan 29, 2021
Reply by jes12joy


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