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.



PIR 10/29/10 Alumni Group! Discussions (28)

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New To This

Good Morning everyone. I hope this day finds everyone in good spirits. I'm new to the whole Navy thing. I've never been close to anyone in…

Started by NavyAtééd

1 Oct 1, 2010
Reply by musicmom of a Sailor

no letter yet Ship 7 Div 351

Good morning from California.  My daughter arrived at Great Lakes on 9/1/10 and is in Ship 7 Div 351. We received her box within a week but…

Started by CarlysMom Ship7 Div351 PIR102910

11 Sep 28, 2010
Reply by CharitySailor'sWife2B

nEW moms

Hi I'm PGH MOM New to the site my son  left Aug. 25.  Guad date Oct. 29th  have not receive a phone call yet, he is  on ship  06 Div 949  H…

Started by pghmom

4 Sep 27, 2010
Reply by PattiM-proud mom of sailor Alex

got a letter today

Hi All.  We got a letter from our daughter Carly today, dated 9/6/10; 5 days after she arrived at Great Lakes. They were waiting for a few…

Started by CarlysMom Ship7 Div351 PIR102910

0 Sep 24, 2010

Time at graduation

My boyfriends mom wanted me to ask: Do you know how we can find out how much time [he] will have available after graduation?Do you know how…

Started by CharitySailor'sWife2B

1 Sep 23, 2010

A few random ?s about Battlestations, PIR,etc....

1. Since Battlestations take place overnite, does the official ' I'm a Sailor call ' happen immediately upon completion or just anytime the…

Started by Miasmom Proud sister of a Sailor

2 Sep 17, 2010
Reply by Miasmom Proud sister of a Sailor

Grad & Go Information

If your recruit writes that they are a Grad & Go, it's not all Gloom & Doom!  We have a group that can give you information, direct…

Started by SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy

1 Sep 4, 2010

Cool info about 900 numbered Division!

I received this from a seasoned N4M mom whose own recruit was in a 900 division, I hope you find this info interesting and useful too!   "a…

Started by SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy

4 Aug 31, 2010
Reply by Lacysmom


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