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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Letter from Department of Defence, MEPS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angie Sep 20, 2013. 4 Replies

So last week I wrote that my son fell rollerblading and broke his elbow while visiting family his last weekend.  The doctor told him he estimated 3 months even though it is a small break and he did…Continue

SR broke his elbow - looking for info.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claimsmom Sep 8, 2013. 2 Replies

My son is to leave on Tuesday for Jacksonville then ship to GL on Wed. While visiting family this weekend, he made a poor decisions d put on a pair of rollerblades. He fell and has fractured his…Continue

Wrist Watch?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lady Hamilton Sep 4, 2013. 3 Replies

I have looked around and am not finding any information about whether my SR will need to have a wrist watch or not.  Can anyone comment on this?  My son leaves on the 10th and we are trying to get…Continue


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A little about me:
I am a single mom of two wonderful boys. My youngest son, Sam, as made the decision to be a part of the Navy. I am very proud of him but also a bit apprehensive. Hoping to learn a bit about what my son has to look forward to here!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 12:37am on September 5, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. Since your future Sailor has contracted within the PACT program, the information within Professional Apprenticeship Career Tracks (PACT) Program will be of interest to you. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 7:47pm on June 27, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. When did or will your future Sailor ship to the RTC? Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:07am on June 27, 2013, abbyblue said…

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