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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At 10:26pm on January 11, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Hey Mamabear - so good to hear from you. I am so happy for you that you were able to have your kids home for a bit, I know that was a long awaited for leave. 

I wanted to invite you to the new group that I started Beyond BC it is really just an  extension of the BC Moms group, but a more private place for those of us who now have sailors to hang out, visit and share what is going on. 

At 7:29pm on July 11, 2019, Anna said…

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!! So sorry it has taken me so long to send this to you but my husband and I are traveling and I don't always get on my computer. But I'm glad you found us! We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  Please feel free to jump in and join our conversations on our group page.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughter’s Naval careers - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!


At 10:27pm on May 11, 2019, Phoenixmom said…

Call me 602 326 5663.

At 2:32pm on February 22, 2019, Brandy2019 said…

Prayers for your family.

At 11:39pm on January 24, 2019, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Mama bear, no I haven't received any messages from you. How are you? That is so strange usually I get all messages. What's going on? Everything ok with you?

At 11:05pm on July 4, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

I hope she was able to help, is everything ok Mama bear? Please let me know if I can help in any way.


At 7:10pm on July 4, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Mama bear I am having LemonElephant to answer your question, I do not want to answer something I have no knowledge of. I would like your answer to come from somebody with more k,knowledge than I.

At 11:43pm on February 25, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Join MAA Moms. There are no groups for your daughter's current location.

You may want to check out Guam Mom's if you want info on her boyfriend's duty station.

At 1:38pm on February 12, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Mamabear wanted to personally thank you for the Hugs and prayers. It really took us all including him by surprise, I was more worried about him because its new to him and he is learning as he goes. So thank You,

At 11:34am on October 27, 2017, Phoenixmom said…

Your welcome anything I can do to help. I didn't have that, I had to research everything just to make our trip with no hassles so I am pretty good at navigating around. LOL! I just want you to enjoy your Loved one! That's what it's about, with no worries. Have a Great Day!


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