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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**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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  • United States

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A little about me:
We live in Ripon Ca and have two boys, a daughter in law and two grandchildren. Our youngst son Thomas has decided to join the Navy and leaves for boot camp July 13....Which happens to be the exact date of my 20th wedding anniversary. This is a new adventure for us.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid

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At 6:21pm on July 22, 2010, Karen ~ Corpsman Chris' Mom said…
Hi Kim, I see you live in Cali! We were there last year during Spring break. What a beautiful state. I have a friend who lives in Coronada (sp?). I am from NJ, I believe we are driving to Great Lakes for graduation. I don't know where we are staying yet, but I'm not a big fan of flying and only fly when I have to. I think the drive is aprox, 8 hrs for us. Have you researched hotels yet?
At 6:07pm on February 16, 2010, BunkerQB said…
You are invited to join the SF Bay Area Navy Families group. Click on link. Our geographical area is from the Bay to and including Alameda, Contra Costa & Sonoma Counties and north from Healdsburg down to the Monterey Peninsula. We have a calendar of events scheduled through the Bay Area with a special gathering in San Francisco for Fleet Week. In the works, we have a weekend in the wine country and in Monterey. Come visit our, to join, click on “+Join SF Bay Area Navy Families.” I am the creator and admin of the group. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you adjust to having a loved one in the Navy. My son's girlfriend is from Ripon. He is a nuke on a sub. Best wishes to your sailor or sailor to be. BunkerBee
At 2:03am on February 2, 2010, lemonelephant said…
Welcome. Your Username appears to contain your last name. If so, you may want to change it AND your web address (URL) above so they do not include your last name to keep everyone safer. See to tell you how to do BOTH. Blessings to you and yours.

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