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.




Prayer Wall

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Latest Activity: Feb 1

A non-denomiational site for prayers.

This is a place to leave your prayers, your concerns, your praises. We believe in supporting our military and their families. Please feel free to invite your friends' list to join in.
Blessings to all.

Discussion Forum

Prayers for my daughter

Started by Butterfly1kynzie’smom. Last reply by Jesusintheboat Feb 22, 2020. 3 Replies

Praying for my son

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Prayers for my daughter please

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Bible Verses that are favorites.

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Praying my daughter through

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Comment by carols_kitchen on August 29, 2008 at 8:47am
OBSTACLES are opportunities for grace. The dark and difficult aspects of our own nature, brought into the light of love, can actually become doorways to encountering the nearer presence of God.

- Robert Corin Morris
Wrestling with Grace: A Spirituality for the Rough Edges of Daily Life

From p. 85 of Wrestling with Grace by Robert Corin Morris. Copyright © 2003 by the author. Published by Upper Room Books. All Rights Reserved
Comment by Lois C T(momma T) on August 27, 2008 at 5:16pm
Hi, I am so glad I found this group!
Comment by carols_kitchen on August 27, 2008 at 3:39pm
Cheryl G- Lord, please watch over Cheryl and her sailor recruit. Keep them both strong through the changes the next 8 weeks will bring and strengthen their relationship even more.

Frieda--Angela is in with prayers of friendship, sisterhood and all needs that she may have.
Comment by carols_kitchen on August 25, 2008 at 11:52pm
Dearest God
Please be with AlaskaAnn and her family. Bless the latest pregnancy so her sailor can have the thrill of being a new uncle. Bless the medical technicians in Germany and help this be a healthy pregnancy with blessed results.
Keep Samuel Alexander as their angel.
And watch over all our armed forces and their families.
Comment by AngiePNMx2 on August 24, 2008 at 10:25pm
That Hymn is one of my favorites
Comment by carols_kitchen on August 23, 2008 at 6:23pm
For those in the storm's path, I am reminded of this hymn


When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blessed assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

- Words by Horatio G. Spafford, 1873
- Music by Philip P. Bliss, 1876

The words to this hymn was written after two major traumas in Spafford's life. The first was the Great Chicago Fire of October 1871, which ruined him financially. Shortly after, while crossing the Atlantic, all four of Spafford's daughters died in a collision with another ship. Spafford's wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram: "SAVED ALONE." Several weeks later, as Spafford's own ship passed near the spot where his daughters died, he was inspired to write these words.

Bliss originally named the tune "Ville de Havre" after the ship on which Spafford's four girls perished, the SS Ville de Havre. Ironically, Bliss himself died in a tragic train wreck shortly after writing this music.
Comment by AngiePNMx2 on August 21, 2008 at 9:08pm
Thanks Maryann...this a very eloquent and heartfelt...I will pray this prayer also...
Comment by AngiePNMx2 on August 21, 2008 at 6:30pm
Ladies my heart is heavy.... please pray for all the Navy ships that are being deployed as I write this, to undisclosed places... My Sailor just arrived at the first duty station and the ship was out to sea on a shake down.... my sailor was suppose to be on hold until it got back into port... called this morn. and said that my sailor is being flown out to the ship, they are heading out for military support and may not be able to call or e-mail for weeks or even months. Please pray for the Sailors and their families during this time of no contact...this so hard.... and they will be protect by God..... I knew this was suppose to happen but the ship wasn't suppose to leave until FEB. so this is rather sudden and unexpected. I wasn't prepard for this...Thanks be to God my sailor was just home and we got to see our Sailor for 10 days.
Comment by carols_kitchen on August 20, 2008 at 11:25am
From the Upper Room:
Wednesday’s Reflection

OUR EARTHLY existence takes on new meaning when we remember that God chose to put on our humanity and chose to wear that humanity as an ordinary working man. Our ordinary existence is not so ordinary when we remember that God chose this existence to give us a true picture of the divine. Therefore there are no unimportant moments in any lifetime. All are precious gifts of opportunity to know and serve the One who made us and chose to stand with us and like us in the gift of life.

- Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job
A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God

From p. 50 of A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God by Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job. Copyright © 2003 by the authors. Published by Upper Room Books. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

This reminds me that even boot camp was a gift from God
Comment by AngiePNMx2 on August 18, 2008 at 6:23pm
If you haven't already read the blog...Please pray for Andrea Chapman and family..her son was killed this past weekend in a motor cycle accident. He PIRed 4/18/08 he was 23. He was also just recently married so also pray the his young bride.
Here is a link to the blog.

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