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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) Discussions (1,599)

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PIR T-shirts

I am trying to find out some information on the PIR shirts.  I know there was a link posted somewhere but I can't find it again.  Can anyon…

Started by debbie_aunt(ship12/div158)

6 Apr 17, 2011
Reply by mmiles 11/186

Looking for others with PIR 6/3/11 ~ Ship 11, Div 186

Hello,    Just received my sons first letter today!  Made me feel so much better having more information.  Much better than the day of the…

Started by SailorMomCarla - Ship12Div410

4 Apr 17, 2011
Reply by Claudie-Ship11Div186

Calling Cards

Before my SR left for BC we got an 800# at our house so he wouldn't have to worry about calling cards.  In his letter today he asked for me…

Started by debbie_aunt(ship12/div158)

2 Apr 14, 2011
Reply by debbie_aunt(ship12/div158)

Ship 7 Div 177

Got my son's info today with a nice note at the bottom.  He sounds as well as can be expected.  Anyone else have loved ones in 7/177?

Started by Stacey

5 Apr 13, 2011
Reply by bmello

Ship 4 Div 811

Anyone else have a son/daughter in this one? I rec'd the phone call at midnight on 3/23 and the letter on Monday the 28th. Gardening Mom (B…

Started by Gardening_Brenda (S4 D811)

33 Apr 13, 2011
Reply by Lisa FLNavyMom

Ship 7 Division 174

anyone have a loved one in this group???

Started by amandarenee84

56 Apr 11, 2011
Reply by chilidawg92

SHIP 12 DIV 165

I just received my son's letter, anyone else on this ship?

Started by Nate's Mom

7 Apr 9, 2011
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom

Ship 04, Div811

Just wondering if there were any mom's out there that there child was in this division.  My son left the 24th, and boy has it been a long 2…

Started by elisabethdee

2 Apr 8, 2011
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom

Ship 7 Division 178 ...Looking for Others

My son left for bc on 3/28/2011....and I just got his address this morning.  I am looking for others with sons/daughters in this same divis…

Started by upstatescnavymom

4 Apr 4, 2011
Reply by TexasMomof2

SHIP 7, DIV. 178 "March 20,2011

Hi everyone, just wanted to know if anyone else is in the same division..

Started by KellynKaty(corps-Mom)

5 Apr 4, 2011
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom


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