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.




'Nurse' Moms!

Seems as if a lot of moms are nurses.. Just checking to see where you live and what kind of professional setting you work in.

Members: 183
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2022

Discussion Forum

ER/Trauma Nurse

Started by JennMidg Nov 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Peds nurse

Started by Donovan'sMom Oct 13, 2014. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Nen's Mom on October 9, 2015 at 4:04pm

MDS RN Coordinator-- My son's PIR 11/6/15


Comment by Taylor's Mom on October 3, 2015 at 9:16pm

I am a Psychiatric RN. I have been in this position for 10 years. My son leaves for bootcamp on Nov 23. 2015.

Comment by Td2andmykids on August 7, 2015 at 10:25pm
Hello fellow nurses...OR nurse here. My son's PIR is 9/4/15. I cannot wait to see his him, I can tell in his voice and his letter that he is maturing really quick!
Comment by RyanAndAlexasMom on July 30, 2015 at 1:22pm

Hospice RN :)  Prior to that I was a med-surg nurse in a busy Toledo hospital.  (My son's PIR is 9/4/15.  Ship 6, div 295.) 

Comment by leftygirl22 on July 28, 2015 at 7:43pm

Hi nurses,

My son's PIR is 09/04/15, Ship 13, Div 291.  I'm  a full-time UR nurse, per diem HomeCare and OR nurse in New England.  Finally heard from him, now we're ALL smiles.  Praying for ALL our men and women....

Comment by bandmom13 on July 15, 2015 at 11:39pm

My son's PIR is 8/7/15, I'm an ICU RN for 25 yrs. Work weekend nights.

Comment by ProudmomofD3 on July 1, 2015 at 7:48pm

Hi nurses, my daughter is scheduled to leave for boot camp on July 29th.  I am a nurse of 22 years in the Intensive Care Unit.  Thanks for this site and look forward to spending time here to learn about being a Navy Mom. 

Comment by me2u on June 30, 2015 at 8:38pm
Hi my son's PIR is 7/31/15. I am a nurse working in home health care in Florida. He has been calling more often which is very helpful.
Comment by StacyMRC on June 30, 2015 at 3:51pm
I'm a NICU/Peds Nurse, in my 10th yeae of nursing. My son arrived at boot camp 6/24, PIR date is 8/21/15. I work nights. Don't know if the exhaustion is good or bad! Sometimes being tired makes me over emotional. Missing my boy pretty badly today. Heard one of his favorite songs that he often played on his guitar, on the radio on my drive home this morning.
Comment by Holly on June 18, 2015 at 7:57pm
Hi my son arrived at Bc on june 10th! I'm a PA-C in ohio! I was a firefighter and paramedic previously! Currently I work in the ED as I feel it's like a second home! I have worked in picu/Icu/ccu. I received the box a couple days ago, waiting in form letter to know exact pir date!

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