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 6/23/2022 - 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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Louisiana Moms

Louisiana moms group was established 7/8/2008. We now have a place to say hello. What city are you from. What is your sailor or recuit doing? When is PIR or where is their A school. Are they deployed already? Who else is from Louisiana?

Members: 77
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2020

Discussion Forum

Any new Mom's from around the New Orleans area

Started by Kae'lynn Ship 02Div 916. Last reply by Cody'smom Jun 17, 2013. 4 Replies

Leaving for BC September 10

Started by ProudMawMaw(Ship 3 Division 360) Jul 31, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by Karen on August 3, 2013 at 7:51pm

Hi Michelle.  I am live in Slidell.  My son is currently at A School in Wichita Falls TX.  His PIR was on 6/21/13.  I agree with Pam it is an awesome experience.  You will never experience anything else like it.  Welcome!

Comment by My2Sailors on August 3, 2013 at 7:41pm
Hi Michelle, I'm Pam. My son is currently on a sub stationed in Norfolk, VA. My daughter was on a destroyer also stationed in Norfolk, but was discharged in March. I'm from Anacoco, but live in Minden now. I've been through PIR twice & wouldn't change a second of it, it is an experience to rival no other. If you have any questions, just ask!!
Comment by MichelleH on August 3, 2013 at 7:34pm
Hi all, I'm Michelle. We live in DeRidder. My husband is retired Army. My son is in Boot Camp. His PIR is 9/13/13.
Comment by Janet (Grad Hold in BS) on August 2, 2013 at 10:18pm

Cody's mom -- I in Baton Rouge, but graduated from Nicholls!  My son is in A School and is currently interested in being on a fast attack sub stationed in Hawaii.  After all of these years of service, does your son have any regrets going sub rather than surface?  Is it everything he thought it would be?

Comment by Cody'smom on June 17, 2013 at 6:46am
Nice to see this group is talking again! I live in Thibodaux and have been a Navy mom for 6 years now. For those with kids just starting, everyone is correct! Time does fly. My son is a MM1 and a Nuke on the USS Hawaii aka the War Canoe. The only thing bad about being stationed in Hawaii is the distance. He's on a fast attack sub so one day he's there and the next thing you know.....poof... He's gone. We tell each other that we've made it this far we can hold out until he gets out. We went 6 months without communication on one deployment. I thank God for these brave men and women who protect us everyday.
Comment by Karen on June 16, 2013 at 9:19am

Ladies:  This LA Mom is starting to pack for PIR on 6/21.  I am so excited! My SR's division won Captains Cup yesterday so I got a 30 minute call!  He has an important event on Monday so would appreciate prayers.  I would love it if a group of us in the same area could get together soon!

Comment by Karen on June 14, 2013 at 6:18pm

Marylou:  Hang in there.  The first few weeks are the worst then things get better and pick up.  My SR will have PIR next week!  Please reach out to me anytime.  I will be happy to help in any way.

Comment by Karen on June 11, 2013 at 8:29am

Hi Suzanne.  I am originally from south of Lafayette.  Lived there for 44 years and worked at Lafayette General.  I am now in Slidell.  I do travel to Lafayette often to see family.  I am now 9 days from PIR and getting so excited!!!!  My Dad was in the Navy and was stationed in Bremerton, WA.  I have old pictures of he and my Mom when they were there.

Comment by Kae'lynn Ship 02Div 916 on June 5, 2013 at 2:24pm
I'm on the West Bank too gonavymom
Comment by TJCsMom on June 5, 2013 at 11:50am

I'm not in NOLA, but I'm not THAT far. If it's on a Saturday, I'd be glad to make the drive!


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