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.


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belovedbyHim replied to CaliMom's discussion 'New mom!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"CaliMom-- Welcome.  As was pointed out most of the discussions happen on the main page or in your PIR groups.  Be sure to come there and share as well.  (You can get there by clicking on "Back to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)…"
Mar 26, 2022
Northwoodsmom replied to CaliMom's discussion 'New mom!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Welcome CaliMom, so happy you joined us. Most of the discussion happens on the Boot Camp page so if you don't get much activity that is why. Again Welcome to Navy for Mom's."
Mar 26, 2022
Lila replied to CaliMom's discussion 'New mom!' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi so they do not have access to computers and this is how Sandboxx works.  You type the letter and send via the app.  It goes to their headquarters and is Printed out on a paper and then delivered to base via Fed Ex.  If you send…"
Mar 26, 2022
CaliMom added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)

New mom!

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Mar 26, 2022
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) left a comment for CaliMom
"Welcome to!    Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
Mar 17, 2022

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A little about me:
Nervous first time military mom
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it
Our Navy experience so far...
is a work in progress!

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At 9:15am on March 21, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Hello CaliMom  - Welcome to the Boot Camp Moms group. A lot of us "veteran" moms that help out with the group have been really busy with things on the home front as we refer to it. 

In case you missed this post on the group page, here is a link to some information that might be helpful to you - Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for RTC - Navy For Moms ( -

When you go to the BC Mom group page, be sure to scroll down through all the information on the page, scroll past the discussions, and below that you will find a Comment Wall like this one. That is the best place to come say hi, introduce yourself, share with us where you are at in your journey, and just ask questions. More of us will see your posts in our email feed than when you post a discussion.

After you find the comment wall - then go back up and start reading through the information that is posted there. 

Also, if you are viewing this site on a mobile device, we recommend you put it into desktop mode. I only log in and post from my computer and it is generally easier to see the screens and get a better feel for maneuvering around this site. 

BNMHs = {Big Navy Mom Hugs!}

At 9:25am on March 17, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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