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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Diane1954's Friends

  • Noelle NNPTC 1143 T
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  • Sherri (mom of Kirsten)
  • barb ( rachel's mom)
  • Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom
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  • Pat (MP)

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A little about me:
Have been on a Tiger Cruise, enjoy reading, books, some needle crafts
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Be more patient - you will hear from your son/daughter eventually
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:46am on August 9, 2011, Sherri (mom of Kirsten) said…
She's a Machinery Repairman - a snipe.
At 7:02pm on May 20, 2011, Noelle NNPTC 1143 T said…
Diane- I did get the box of clothes(may 17)  and today(may 20) I got the letter!!!! He said it was rough but he is doing ok....Im doing ok too :)
At 7:08pm on March 13, 2010, barb ( rachel's mom) said…
Diane this is barb. it took me forever to find you dont know how this whole sight works yet. i live in Paradise valley., when is the potluck?
At 11:02pm on December 24, 2009, BunkerQB said…
It look like you are getting adjusted. You might want to join the New Moms Stop Here - excellent for a brand fresh to bootcamp new mom. There is also a Discussion Forum - New Moms Read First. Unfortunately, the way this site is organized is linear - rather than rational, so it's hard to get information. The search box will be your best friends. Search in Blog and more useful, search under Discussion Forum - Advice. There are a number of moms with no nonsense, straight up answers that would be right for an experienced mom.
Just let me know if there is anything you need.
At 3:39pm on December 24, 2009, dooby1424 said…
Hi Diane, Welcome to Navy Mom! To learn about the event, go to "Events" at the top of the page. You, your husband, any family memeber, etc. is welcome. Just let me know how many people to expect! Judy (dooby1424)
At 2:08pm on December 24, 2009, Diane1954 said…
Bea S. Thanks for the info. Even though my son just re-enlisted this summer, i just discovered this. Any guidance & direction is helpful.
At 7:46pm on December 23, 2009, BunkerQB said…
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