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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Son left for bootcamp on 6/6

Started this discussion. Last reply by ydc1958 Jun 28, 2012. 32 Replies

ok, so my son left only last Wednesday and it has been hard! I got the 20 second "I'm here" phone call that night around 9:30. I didn't have time to say anything to him except ok and I love you. This…Continue


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At 12:25am on June 15, 2012, TriciaR Ship3 Div 239 said…

My son is an AM and will be in Pensacola also.  I am going crazy waiting for "the letter"!!

At 9:31am on June 13, 2012, OhWendyPIR7/27(Ship 13 Div 229) said…

Yay, that is great.  You should get the letter in a few days.  Do you have his address yet?  I was able to get it from his recruiter just a few days when he left. I started mailing letters that day. Hope you have a great day.

At 10:09am on June 11, 2012, OhWendyPIR7/27(Ship 13 Div 229) said…

Have you received your son's address yet?  My son left June 4th and his recruiter called on Wednesday with is address.  I received his box on Thursday and am hoping for the form letter this week or next. 

At 6:08pm on June 10, 2012, rocksNboys said…

Doing alright today. You are right about how slowly things seem to be going. It seemed time flew by as we waited for the shipping date, and now it crawls by. I do seem to be getting more done though. Hope you have a good rest of the weekend.

At 3:15pm on June 6, 2012, rocksNboys said…

Thinking of you today.


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