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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



USN Search and Rescue Swimmer Moms


USN Search and Rescue Swimmer Moms

SARS family, friends, and future SARS with questions.

Members: 66
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2019


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Comment by stin on January 15, 2019 at 1:27pm

Just looking for information or anything to learn more.

Comment by Nicodemus on July 24, 2017 at 10:54pm
Hi! My son just left for A school, SAR program, in Pensacola this past Saturday after his PIR on 7/21. It was great seeing him, but I really miss him and am comforted by the fact that he's got a great group of guys to go through the next part of their journey together.
Anyone out there who can offer some insight on what to expect? I've been told about some of the things they'll go through...any idea on timelines?
Comment by Kat72 on February 10, 2014 at 4:02pm

Hi All,

My son is currently in A school (San Antonio) he made the SAR program, can anyone tell me what that means?  I know he is now working doing SOC-P at 0430 every morning in addition to his normal A school corpsman classes. He scheduled to graduate from A school on March 27th and I am not sure what will happen or where he will go after graduation.    I am just looking for more information.  Any help would be great. Thanks.

Comment by lorriemi navy mom x2 on November 1, 2012 at 9:27am

Hi everyone .... haven't been on in while hope all is well hope everyone on the eastern seaboard has survived "Sandy" without too much devastation.  It's Nov 1 ... already!!!!!  enjoy your weekend   :)

Comment by rnterry 04/817 PIR 7/27 alumni on September 9, 2012 at 12:38pm

BethAnn My Son just classed up to his SAR training in P'cola.  Every time I talk to him he tells me how "cool" all the instructors are...... even when they're yelling at him! 

Comment by lorriemi navy mom x2 on August 22, 2012 at 8:03am

Hi!!  I'm new to this group.  My son is now in SAR training in San Diego/Coronado.  Should be finishing up in the next week or so.  I'm a Navy Mom of 2 sailors.  My SAR is my youngest son.  My oldest is in Virginia Beach INTEL and my middle son is studying at GA Tech Aero Space/Electrical Engineering.  I'm a very proud Single mom. 

   I wish we Navy Moms had some sort of ID....  I know we are entitled to free admission to National Parks and I'm sure some other things but we have no credentials... any suggestions?

Comment by westcoastmom on July 3, 2012 at 12:39am

Our son is now assigned to a squarden in SD he is a Romeo and his training pipeline was 2 1/2 years from Bootcamp to the end of FRAS or FRAC.Sierra s pipeline is about shorter by I think 4 to 6 months

Comment by Anne PIR 7-27-12 Ship 04 Div 817 on June 29, 2012 at 9:10pm

Did they fly out the same day as graduation?

Comment by Anne PIR 7-27-12 Ship 04 Div 817 on June 29, 2012 at 9:08pm

My son is currently in bootcamp and would like info on how long there training is going to be in Pensacola

Comment by rnterry 04/817 PIR 7/27 alumni on June 17, 2012 at 4:27pm

Just found this link when I found out my sons ship and div.  It is a very exciting time for him and cannot think of a more exciting career than rescue swimmer.  Moreover, all the life long friends he will meet in SARS


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