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.



ProudOfMySon (Ship 09 Div 291)'s Groups (23)

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    151 members Latest Activity: Jul 6 A place were we family members with Sailors on amphibious boats can come and talk ask questions and just hang out.. so anyone out there with a loved…

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    103 members Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2020

    TG 43 — 13 Divisions (291–302 & 943)

    This is a group for all members with a loved one who had a  PIR date of 9/09/11

  • Military and Patriotic Graphics

    111 members Latest Activity: Aug 16 There are so many great graphics out there that I thought it'd be fun to have a central area to share. Lets keep this as military graphics however.

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    5 members Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2012

    Navy Lodge~ great place to stay while in Great Lakes. 5 minutes from graduation site.Easy pickup/drop off nightly Kitchenettes, large bathroom, 2…

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    Q&A. Boot Camp Videos, Recruit TC Link, Sample Form Letter, Navy Acronyms & more.…

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    This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for bootcamp in July...I will leave the year open so that even future Deppers leaving…

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    This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for Boot Camp in January. I will leave the year open so that any future DEPpers…

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    222 members Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2020 Group for those who have loved ones in the engineering field. DC, EM, EN, EOD, GSE/GSM, HT, IC, MM, MR

  • Molly's Adopt A Sailor

    697 members Latest Activity: Aug 15

    We adopt a group of DEPLOYED U.S. MILITARY each month and together send a flood of letters and packages - how much you do is up to you!…

  • Snipe Moms

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