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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A little about me:
I am a single mom of three grown boys. I am currently unemployed and going back to school. My life is now changing daily with all the new trials that are presenting themselves. I pray that the choice that my youngest son has made will be all the he expects, but I fear that it will be more than he expected. I love my boys very much and they have been my whole life up until now. Along with all the positive changes comes great fear.
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That even though they are away from home, they know where home is and they will never forget that. I appreciate my son, and I know that he appreciates me more.

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At 11:06am on August 15, 2010, PNM Carolyn ( MAA MOM ) said…
thank You sooooo much for your message !!! This is a fantastic site for familys !!! My son joined DEP on July 1st , he will be a senior this year and he cant wait ( he def. has senioritis lol ) His ship out date is 6-14-11 two days after his H.S. graduation (talk about a rush of emotions that week !!!) I will join his division group when it comes time and cant wait for all of the celebration !!! Take care and God Bless your son ALWAYS !!! Carolyn =)
At 7:29pm on July 8, 2010, auntieL said…
thank you so much for your message. This site is very helpful!
At 5:23pm on June 29, 2010, AyshaBMom ship09 Div75 said…
Thank you for the links , i will check them out .
At 11:05pm on June 19, 2010, nytesail said…
Thank you so much for the leads. After 16 months of Wes's intense training and workouts he is really going to do this. His two week notice will be given soon at work. He is meeting with his recruiter Tuesday for testing and from there?..After his visit to a close friend in SanDiego he has never been more determined for anything. His friend Andrew is a Seal and I have read quite a few of the sends from Andrew and watched the Seal DVD's and am in awe. Hope to be as strong as he is in my heart and head. God Bless.

Gratefully, Lori
At 1:21pm on June 17, 2010, jane96(ship04,Div814) said…
Thanks for the welcome and info I have been navigating the site these past two's great
At 11:44am on June 16, 2010, Lindseyxo said…
Thanks Cindy :) I will definitely keep you in mind if I get caught up on anything.

At 12:02am on June 16, 2010, ritags(Ship 14 Div 272) said…
Thanks for the welcome/ this is the first time I've ever blogger.
Hope I am doing this right! My son, Brett, has been away from home before.
I hope he passes the physical tomorrow. That is his concern.
At 8:47pm on June 15, 2010, Erick's MoM"Sue" said…
Thanks for the nice welcome. It helps alot. I can't wait to log in everyday!!!
At 7:30pm on June 10, 2010, Lindseyxo said…
Thank you for welcoming me and for the groups that you suggested I definitely joined one, anyways I just wanted to say thank you :)
At 11:20pm on June 6, 2010, redshewmn said…
if anything has caused me to pray, it is for the boys in our military...there is a lot of weird stuff out there and never sure about what our government is going to do.....

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