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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



The Cyber Sisterhood


The Cyber Sisterhood

For moms (and dads), wives (and husbands) and girlfriends (and boyfriends) who survived PIR February 19, 2010 - Including Ship 14 Div 095-100, Ship 7 Div 101-102 and Ship 6 Div 913

Members: 86
Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2016

PIR 19 Feb 2010

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Comment by Scott Proud Dad of Brian on July 29, 2013 at 12:51am

Debbie, sorry to hear about your son I pray that he continues to get better. It was me that has cancer and not my son Brian. Glad he is now home from his deployment and we're looking forward to heading up to Washington to see him and his family in about 10 days. We are driving and I'm not looking forward to a 15 hour drive, but will get to see them all. 

Comment by DebbieinCA on July 22, 2013 at 2:48pm

Hi Everyone. I haven't been on here in ages! Kinda hard to remember my password. :) It's wonderful to hear about all the new babies! Congratulations Sarah! Congratulations again, to Nichelle and Sandra!

Melissa, I wondered what happened. What a mess! You must be really frustrated with the Navy's lack of consistency. I've heard a lot of stories about the Navy changing people's orders at the last minute. Not as bad as what Sonny's experiencing, though!

Brian, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother and about your battle with cancer! Congratulations on beating it, though! That's wonderful!! Congratulations to Brian for his promotions in rank, too!

My son will be getting out of the Navy in December. He's had a lot of negative things happen and a lot of health issues.  He's been hospitalized twice in the last year. The first time, he was found unconscious in his room in Virginia, was very confused when the paramedics were finally able to wake him, and couldn't speak clearly at all. The doctor's couldn't find any signs of stroke or brain damage. Thank God! They thought it was PTSD. With the help of my Congressman's office, I was able to persuade the Navy to transfer him to San Diego so he could have the moral and physical support of family and friends. It took two months to get him transferred and another two months for his speech to return. It's completely normal now. Thank God, again! Then my son was hospitalized again a couple months ago with Epstein Barr syndrome and mono. His liver enzymes were extremely high and his spleen was enlarged. He'd had flu-like symptoms for over two weeks. The docs didn't worry until his urine turned brown. He was only in the hospital a few days this time, but had to have his liver checked every week and blood tests done for a while before they saw no detectable signs of mono or Epstein Barr. Epstein Barr never goes away. It will come and go throughout his lifetime. The docs still have nothing more than PTSD for the reason for my son's unpredictable fainting and loss of speech. I'm really worried about what the future will hold, but hope he will be a lot less stressed and a lot more healthy out of the Navy than in.

Here's hoping the next year will bring us all great things!

Comment by Scott Proud Dad of Brian on July 20, 2013 at 7:05pm

Hope all  are well and doing good. I finally got some good news. This last year has not been good for our family. My mom started having medical problems a little of a year ago and we found that she had cancer. We lost her at the end of November. A few months later I started my battle with cancer. My latest tests show no cancer. It's been hard due to Brian being deployed when my mom died and again with me. Just didn't want him worrying again. He was not able to come home when his grandmother pasted away and would not have been able to if anything happened to me. Knowing when I went into surgery that there was possibility that there was nothing they could do for me and coming out OK. We were able to get a message to him that I was OK. Well take care all and God Bless 

Comment by Scott Proud Dad of Brian on July 17, 2013 at 11:05am

Congrats to Nichelle, hope all are doing fine now.

Comment by Sarah (BooBoo) on June 10, 2013 at 3:43pm

Well it's official. I am the vp of our frg board now and boy has it got me busy. We are also buying a house that will be ready for us in Oct which will be a busy month. My family doesn't know yet so we are going to show my mom when she comes to visit in a few wks. They just framed the 2nd floor so it might be done early! We are doubling the size of our apt and going from a small 2 bed rm apt to a 4 bdrm new house with a tiny backyard but more then what we have now. I can't wait!!!

Comment by Scott Proud Dad of Brian on June 2, 2013 at 12:26am

Sorry to hear that Melissa. Brian made 2nd Class. he wants to stay in also. He wants to go to Georgia next.

Comment by Arwen on June 2, 2013 at 12:06am

Wow, Melissa, that sucks that you were separated for no good reason. Should I cross my fingers that he stays in and his orders get changed again to someplace cheaper, so you can be together, and be employed?

Comment by Sarah (BooBoo) on May 12, 2013 at 6:02pm

Shawn is in the process of staying in and trying to put his officer packet in. We just go back last wk from being up in Alaska and attending the commissioning of the ship! I'm now on the frg board as vice president so very busy. We are also looking at buying a house out here. Maddie is over 7 mths old now and wearing 12 mth clothes already! Happy mother's day to every too! Hopefully in the next few wks we will hear about Nichelle and the baby!!!!

Comment by Scott Proud Dad of Brian on May 10, 2013 at 9:48pm

Brian is planning on staying in. Can't wait for my vacation in August, we will try to get up to Washington to see them.

Comment by RosaEdsmom on May 10, 2013 at 11:58am

Good morning all..:0). Wow! Almost 4 yrs. At this time, Ed plans on staying in. Hope everyone is doing well. Have a great day.


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