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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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.



Fishing Quilter's Groups (13)

  • ALUMNI of PIR 04/12/2013 TG 22 10 Divisions (143-150, 809, 922)

    85 members Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2014

    This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 04/12 /2013. A place to keep up with each other as their journey…

  • Care Package Ideas!

    1266 members Latest Activity: Apr 10

    Themes, recipes, all kinds of ideas plus mailing tips and tricks.  It's fun to have them here in one place, so come get ideas and share…

  • Craft Ideas

    25 members Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2019

    A collaboration of ideas for Navy related crafts, links and projects. More heads are better than one!! Brag on your own creation or bring an…

  • Navy Moms who quilt

    29 members Latest Activity: Feb 16 discussion and of the quilting arts and sharing of charity quilt projects


    31 members Latest Activity: Apr 17, 2017 I will cry without shedding tears Cringe without showing my fears Pray without moving my lips Dream always of incoming ships For I am the…

  • Recipe Swap

    44 members Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2020 A chance for all of those good cooks to share their favorite family recipes.

  • Michigan Moms (and Family)

    317 members Latest Activity: 5 hours ago

    Seeking all Michigan Moms!!!!!!!! Got a question... want to chat with others from Michigan.. Moms, then join us!!!!!…

  • MAA Moms

    623 members Latest Activity: yesterday A group for moms of "Master At Arms" sailors.

  • Crockpot Navy Moms

    118 members Latest Activity: Feb 14

    ♥♥ Please feel free to add your favorite slow cooker recipes to share with everyone.

  • Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)

    13002 members Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

    To everyone with a loved one at RTC or soon to be there, we say, "Welcome!"  To those who are sticking around…

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