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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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January Boot Camp Families


January Boot Camp Families

This group was formed to support the families of recruits that will ship to bootcamp in January, 2010

Members: 96
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2011

Discussion Forum

Ship 11 Div 122

Started by Maggie McD. Last reply by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin Mar 17, 2010. 9 Replies

Looking for anyone with a Son/Husband/Boyfriend/Family Member/ Loved one in this Division!!

Ship 09 Div 129-Brandon's Mom

Started by BrandonsMom. Last reply by Stephanie Mar 12, 2010. 1 Reply

Just joined the group hoping to find someone on the same ship/div. as my son!

Ship 6 Div 919

Started by Jerri in Cinti. Last reply by ^proud dad of nuke sailor Mar 7, 2010. 28 Replies

Hello All:  Looking for anyone whose loved one is in Ship 6, Div 919.  Has anyone received a letter?  Know how the Division is doing?  My nephew is a SR with PIR date of 3/26.  Thanks, JerriContinue

Ship 09 Div 131

Started by Monica (Tabatha's mother). Last reply by Patrick's Mom Feb 25, 2010. 14 Replies

Anyone else?

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Comment by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin on February 17, 2010 at 4:00pm
Hi everyone, Just found this discussion. My son left on the 20th and his PIR is 19 MAR 10. Just hit under 30 days until I see the Man. Can't wait. Deanna
Comment by Lisa Marie on February 17, 2010 at 3:56am
This posting copied and pasted from the Great Lakes A School Q & A Group:
Comment by Gary T on February 12, 2010 at 3:11pm Debbie, the Visitor Center is at Gate 1 on the A-School side. Plenty of parking. If he has his cell phone have him call you when he is walking out and you can meet him at the pedestrian gate. Usually if he is alone you will have to meet him at that gate. Drive east on Buckley past the main gate to RTC. Follow the curve around to Sheridan Ave. Turn right and go north. First stop light is Farragut which is the main gate. Drive through the intersection and take the next immediate right turn into the Visitor Center parking lot. You will see plenty of cabs and cars parked there. When you meet your sailor both of you go into the visitor center and obtain a pass to drive onto the base. You will not be able to drive on base unless you have a person with a valid military ID in the vehicle. If you choose to get the pass have the ladies make it for the whole weekend. It is much easier to drive him to his ship and offload things then it is to carry them back to the ship. Some of these ships are a good 25 to 30 minute walk one way. Go to GOOGLE maps and study the route, it is quite easy. Gary T.
Comment by Sophia (ship 07, Division 107) on February 17, 2010 at 3:54am
I agree with you about the mornings. Every night I write to him until I pass out, and for some reason it has helped me sleep knowing I have fallen asleep mid conversation with Tommy. Even if its a one sided conversation. but when I wake up in the morning and I realize that he is not there, it breaks my heart. My biggest fear is not only the wait of him coming home.. but him not coming home at all. I think its a common fear, but I still worry. Reserves isn't bad! One of my really good friends is in the airforce reserves. She loves it, and it has so many options that will help any situation! So thats great news! Is it just me or does everyone picture the day they can have their soldiers in their arms again? I think about it all the time!
Comment by Micky on February 16, 2010 at 10:19pm
I heard flying into MKE (milwaukee) is better than ORD (chicago) because it is less traffic even though it is about 15 minutes farther away, in the end, it really isn't if your stuck in traffic.............

Is this true?
Comment by dorie on February 16, 2010 at 10:11pm
and does anyone know how much access we will have to get on base for libery weekend?
Comment by dorie on February 16, 2010 at 9:30pm
is the Navy lodge on base?
Comment by JD's Mom on February 16, 2010 at 7:55pm

Hope this helps Sophia...I will be taking a shuttle myself... but I haven't booked anything yet.. waiting for the go-ahead from my daughter... but I've done a lot of research....

Good Luck!
Comment by Sophia (ship 07, Division 107) on February 16, 2010 at 2:31pm
So I'm not going to be renting a car, Don't have a credit card... So Shuttle or public transportation is the only way I'll be traveling. Are their shuttles from the airport to the hotels? Or am I going to have to take a cab? I've heard there are toll booths that range anywhere up to 80 cents, so not too bad. If I took a shuttle, does anyone know how much it costs? And if I take a late flight, will I still be able to check in late? I hardly ever travel and this is the first time I am having to do it all by myself, so any tips or little pieces of information will help me a lot!
Comment by riah's alpha(ship 11 Div 124,) on February 16, 2010 at 10:25am
Which car reantal place did you use?
Comment by Sophia (ship 07, Division 107) on February 16, 2010 at 3:15am
It might have been the internet, but I did get a site from another group that had the schedule for graduation and the information about the passes. Im not sure if it was the same as the one you sent, but it was helpfull!

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