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 deputydawgofduke on June 17, 2015 at 9:19pm

No signs at PIR, no decorations of any kind except jewelry    Read it somewhere

Comment by deannamomnurse on June 17, 2015 at 8:51pm

hi, my son is ship 12, div 220, PIR is 6/26.  I've been a nurse for 16yrs.  Med/Surg, Pedi, ICU/SICU/IMCU, and Now PACU.  Does anyone know if signs are permitted at PIR?

Comment by deputydawgofduke on June 17, 2015 at 7:42pm

Good evening all from hot North Carolina.   I'm a nurse of 37 years (dialysis, ambulatory surgery, triage and research).   My son is in BC - left May 20, Ship 03 Div 242 PIR 07/17.   Then A school in Pensacola for CTM.

Comment by deannamomnurse on June 17, 2015 at 7:18pm

ex -ICU, currently PACU

Comment by Joanie Kay on June 13, 2015 at 11:52pm

oh p.s. long island, NY 

Comment by Joanie Kay on June 13, 2015 at 11:51pm

Hi All, been a nurse for 1 year. was late going to school, since I was a single mom.  I work in a group home setting for the cognitively impaired.  Just got my BSN in May of 2015.  Graduation was 3 days after my only sone left for bootcamp.  

Comment by Sheradell on June 8, 2015 at 1:26pm
Hi I have been a nurse for 10 year now. Currently woork in a critical to care nurse unit. My son's currently in training school.
Comment by Momack on April 15, 2015 at 1:04pm
Hi fellow nurse moms, I am a nurse 23 yrs, currently doing PAC Case Mgmt in Bklyn, NY. My son left for BC yesterday. Still trying to gain my composure--so difficult to see him go. Got my 30 second call late last night - don't know PIR date yet, but I expect mid-late June. Wishing all good spirits and love to all our sailors.
Comment by KORN6 on March 22, 2015 at 5:06am

Hi Nurses!  I'm going on 23 years as a NICU nurse at Kaiser in northern California.  My daughter is in Boot Camp and her PIR is April 10.  I can hardly wait to see her!!!  This is by far the hardest thing I have ever done - missing her so much!  She is my first born and only daughter... I have two step-sons, who lived with us full-time, in the military: 1 Navy, 1 Airforce, but somehow, this is so emotionally different this time. She will be going to A school in San Antonio for Corpsman. 

Comment by Emjay on March 15, 2015 at 11:16pm

Hi nurses! I have been a nurse for 26 years. I have worked as a cardiothoracic OR nurse at the Cleveland Clinic for 25 of those years, and became a PRN nurse when I took a full time job at the Cleveland VA in 2011. I now work full time in the Patient Transfer Center. I love it there, and love taking care of our veterans! My son is in Boot Camp and his PIR is 05/01.


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