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.




Tattoo Shop

my husband joined the guys equivalent of navy for moms... and they had a group where ppl basically posted all kinds of tattoos... thought it was cool... and i love tattoos... so... here is ours...

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Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2023

if you would like pictures of either your tattoos, or your sailors tattoos on here... email me the picture... and what u want it to be put in as... name doesn't have 2 be included... probly won't b... but if it's in a foreign language... please include translation... thank you... i'll try 2 update this every week or so... :)

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Comment by proud mom of Kayla on June 5, 2013 at 7:48pm
My daughter and I are planing to get a mother daughter tattoo after she PIR's. Can't wait! It will be in honor of her graduation and her future!
Comment by CatHandcuffs on January 25, 2012 at 12:17am

The lioness is a single mother. Her job is to feed her cub, protect him from hostile "animals", teach him the basics of survival, and send him out on his own.

Comment by mamawalrus on September 13, 2010 at 1:45am
How do I get the tattoo pic's to you? I think this is a great site to show your individuallity and creativity!
Comment by Amanduh on May 5, 2010 at 11:09am
Yes thank you! I figured it was probably the same as societys rules. I have a half sleeve and I do a really good job of covering it up when needed. My work didn't even know I had tattoos untill about a year after working with them and I wore a short sleeve top to an Xmas party. I think I have pretty good judgement as to when I should cover them.
Comment by Amanduh on March 24, 2010 at 9:30pm
Question: Does the navy really care if I (wife) have tattoos? I know they have rules and regulations for our sailors, mine are nothing inappropriate, is it much like societys rules?
Comment by avab on March 17, 2010 at 11:10am

This is a tat. that our son had done and dedicated it to our daughter and her 4 son's

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