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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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You need to be a member of A SCHOOL, BILOXI, MS to add comments!

Comment by nolaj on December 16, 2013 at 10:47pm

Your son should know these things. If not hubby said contact command duty officer. It will all work out.

Comment by nolaj on December 11, 2013 at 6:51pm

Does he get to come home for Christmas?  Yes, assume he is getting the letters  and keep them coming.  Hopefully he will be able to call again but can never tell when that will be.  This is the hardest part of the whole process but it will be worth it. Hang in there !!

Comment by nolaj on December 11, 2013 at 9:40am

What is the hardest part for you right now?  A school will be much better than boot camp since you can communicate so much more.  

Comment by nolaj on December 1, 2013 at 9:26pm

Your son should have some idea.  It's the Navy so just be flexible and be patient.  He will do great and enjoy it.  When does he graduate?  

Comment by mrs.jane.rad on October 21, 2012 at 5:34pm

Me again, I was wondering if anyone in this group is living in the area or knows anything about finding a short term lease? Thanks!

Comment by Mom of B on October 10, 2012 at 8:27pm

Mrs.Jane.Rad - my son is at Biloxi now for A school.  His PIR was 9/7/2012.  I don't know about housing rules for wives.  You might could contact the recruiter and see what they could find out for you.

Comment by mrs.jane.rad on September 30, 2012 at 6:38pm

Also, could someone tell me how to join the facebook group? :) Thanks!

Comment by mrs.jane.rad on September 30, 2012 at 6:38pm

Hello, My husband is in boot camp right now, but we are headed to Biloxi for A school for AG. Not sure of the start date yet and getting some conflicting information. Does anyone know about housing rules for wives. He will be there for 4 months. Also, anyone who is there now or headed there/has been there I'd love to talk to you! 

Comment by kellig on May 18, 2012 at 11:35pm

Nathan was able to take his computer and phone with him when he got on the plane on Saturday morning (after PIR).  At that time he had to get permission to take it with him, each command is different in what they allow and when.  Now, that was 1 1/2 years ago so things could have (and most likely have) changed somewhat!

Comment by nolaj on May 18, 2012 at 4:12pm

Not sure on the discounts but go ahead and ask, can't hurt.  A school is more lenient than boot camp for shipping items. I think we just went with the P.O. guidelines such as anything hazardous, fragile, etc. We did take the battery out of the phone tho and separated it in the shipment.  you can always tell them its clothes, computer, phone, etc.  maybe even a little something from home ?  A good thing is the communication will be so so much better.  :o)


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