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.



Moms of Navy Diver Recruits


Moms of Navy Diver Recruits

Website: http://mom-s-of-navy-diver-recruits-or-divers
Members: 43
Latest Activity: Nov 15, 2021

Discussion Forum

800 Division bootcamp ND

Started by Anita. Last reply by Anita Jun 11, 2019. 9 Replies

Are there any other mom or family members out there for 800 division boot camp that started May 28th in Great LakesContinue

New Recruits Sept '18?

Started by Diving Mama Sep 20, 2018. 0 Replies

Hi,Are there any in the group with new recruits as of this month?Continue

New For Mom's of Navy Diver Recruits or Divers

Started by Felicia TEXASNAVYMOM. Last reply by dagem1 Aug 13, 2016. 7 Replies

This is new.  I created it, because I did not see a group for those of us with Sons or daughters going into Navy Diving as recruits.  Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by RocketshopPM on October 4, 2017 at 10:05am

Does anyone have an SR who is currently in BC? My son left 9/26.

Comment by RattownMom on August 18, 2015 at 7:21pm

Im BAAAAACCCKKK well since the rescue swimmer thing didn't work out.  We are now on track for ND.. So proud and happy for my son!!. Recruiter  is trying to have 2 others ship same time so they can go together. PRT's good, getting ship shape so to speak. MEPS next week, dep then wait til great lakes. I have tons of questions about the where's and when of training. Hopefully some experienced moms can provide.  Hope to hear from y'all.                       

Rattown Mom from sunny Florida

if anyone in this area wants to meet up I'm game

PM me

Comment by NavyDad on June 25, 2015 at 3:40pm
My son is trying for a diver contract while in DEP. His PST scores are Swim 10.08, Push-ups 85, sit ups 87, pull ups 18, run 12:18, He only has a few more months before he ships out for bootcamp September 28. He just turned 21, loves diving and is a certified diving instructor with PADI but with the navy it's all about the PST scores. Any advice or experiences. Thanks!
Comment by Ruth Ann on June 25, 2015 at 12:00pm

hi luvmysailor,

Did your son get a dive contract?  If so where is he in the training?  Maybe hasn't been to boot camp yet? 

My son is a reservist and got a contract and goes to pre-dive after boot camp which starts on 7/21.

I'd really love to hear any comments about pre-dive training!

Comment by luvmysailor on May 12, 2015 at 4:58pm

B'sMom... thank you!  Sorry I am just replying to your response!  Update, my son PST'd last week and should find out Thursday or Friday if he will be picke dup for the Diver contract.  He did good on the PST, but I know its very competitive so we shall see!  I am curious how many make the cut each month, do you happen to know?  Also just curious do you know your son's PST scores, curious on how my son did in comparison to someone who was granted the contract.  Thanks again!!

Comment by B'sMom on March 20, 2015 at 8:16am

Luvmysailor, I'm a rookie Navy mom too so I'm probably not the best choice to answer questions.  However,  my son was originally contracted for nuke then passed pst for ND.  I know the swimming is hard because the stroke they must use is not one used for recreation.   Honestly B watched videos and got in the water to practice as much as possible.   Hope this helps, just tell him to go for it! He'll get it soon and pass the pst! HOOYAH!

Comment by luvmysailor on March 18, 2015 at 2:04pm

Hello, I am new to the group.  My som is in DEP and currently holds a AO contract scheduled to leave on August 12th.  He was just cleared to pursue a Diving contract and has been assigned a motivator that he will start working working with a few days a week to get ready for the PST.  He had a fellow recruit test him on the PST and he surpassed everything but the swim which is where he needs to focus his training on now.  He really wants this, any advice on preparation for the PST.  If he gets the contract, I am hoping his date doesn't get moved up but I have heard it could.  Thanks so much!  (Rookie Navy Momma here)

Comment by terri8124 on December 26, 2014 at 4:54pm
Hi Ethan's Mom! Exciting time for you! My son just finished Dive School in Panama City! I'm so proud of him! He is home right now for the holidays then back to Panama City for graduation on January 14th! He will then be stationed at the New London Submarine Base in Connecticut.
Good luck to your future Diver!
Comment by Ethan's Mom on December 26, 2014 at 1:03pm

HI!!!  I am new to this group!  My son is currently in boot camp....Ship 04 Division 806!  PIR is 2/6/14!  Then onto Diver training!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by roguevalgal on February 24, 2014 at 3:20pm
Hi: Yes it will be almost a month after PIR before our son starts Dive Prep. In the meantime they spend a lot of time working out at the gym and keeping their space inspection ready. He's also had time to get his 2013 taxes done on base at the Tax Assistance Ctr which is located in the Loft gym. In addition he attended Indoctrination trng for a few days and also has been attending some pre-Dive Prep trng this past week.
They are not allowed to stay in their barracks room during the day. They get daytime liberty on the weekends, at least so far.
Hope this info helps.
Take care,

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