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.



Operation "Stand by your man"!


Operation "Stand by your man"!

For any woman waiting for the return of her sailor, be it from boot camp, A school, or a deployment!

Location: Good Old Red White & Blue!
Members: 350
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2015


Discussion Forum

In need of advise

Started by Jasmine<3. Last reply by Jo (Wife of an ET Radioman) Dec 14, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship 11 Division 040 :)

Started by NorfolkNavyWife Nov 28, 2011. 0 Replies

Missing THE phone call

Started by SAwife11. Last reply by frogmansgirl Oct 7, 2011. 2 Replies

Where to start

Started by HoldFast86 (Ship 12 Div 325). Last reply by Mrs Eubank Aug 14, 2011. 1 Reply

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Samantha Comment by Samantha on January 7, 2009 at 9:35pm
Hey girls!!! Just wanted to stop by and say HI!!!! I have 1 more week left until my boyfriend's PIR!!!! I cant tell you how excited I am, but I bet you coul
Samantha Comment by Samantha on January 6, 2009 at 1:38am
Lea- Ive seen pictures of Navy Weddings and it doesnt look stupid at all. But I do perfer the Dress Blues myself! I talked to my mom about this shes a Navy Brat, for him to be able to wear the Blues in a Wedding it would have to be a Winter one, seeing how that when they wear them.
Samantha Comment by Samantha on January 5, 2009 at 4:05pm
Haha. Im excited to see him. He wrote his letter a while back that they had gotten fitted for them and he said trust me you'll love them....all I could do was laugh and smile!!!! I actually like the blues better than the whites
Samantha Comment by Samantha on January 5, 2009 at 4:01pm
That is my Favorite picture!!!!

-Jessica- He's an AO: Aviation Ordnanceman
Samantha Comment by Samantha on January 5, 2009 at 3:27pm
Haha Thanks Jessica. He's excited to have me see him in
Samantha Comment by Samantha on January 4, 2009 at 11:49pm
Thanks guys!!!!! I can't wait for PIR!!!!!!!!!!! Ive been counting down the days 11 more!!!!!
Samantha Comment by Samantha on January 4, 2009 at 4:13pm
Hey Everyone! My name is boyfriend is currently still in BC but his PIR is on the 15th...thank god that part will be over! Just wanted to meet some new people!

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