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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Mom of 6 kids, two sons joining the July, 2013, and the other August,2013. Looking forward to chatting with other Navy moms for mutual help,support and friendship!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:22pm on September 17, 2013, lemonelephant said…

There are no groups for just loved ones of Gas Turbine Systems Technician - Electrical (GSE), but you may find some in Engineers, Snipe Moms, and Snipe Moms(enginers). You will also want to join Great Lakes A School Q&A and GL A-school moms. You can also check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for GSE can be found at You will be able to enjoy extra time with your Sailor following PIR. (See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend.)

At 7:21pm on September 17, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Join PIR 10/04/2013 TG 47 – 11 Divisions (371-378, 818, 819, and 947) to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 7:10pm on September 5, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 7:50pm on July 24, 2013, Michelle_TJsMom said…
I am so happy to hear you got the call from your son! It's sort of like marking off items on a checklist.....the call, the box arriving, the first letter from him, the form letter, the second call, more letters, the final call, and graduation. You feel a lot better when you can mark the first thing off and know the second mark is coming soon. Today is a little better. I worked from home some so that took my mind off it for at least a while. Only a few times of tears but no break downs. I told myself I needed to at least write on paragraph a day to him.....haha, I sit down and just finished 2 pages before I knew it. I could have went on and on but stopped myself. I was worried at first that I would write the wrong thing and make it hard in him but I didn't. I just wrote like we would have talked over dinner tonight. I kept the emotional part out for the most part. Just encouragement and ended it with I love you and I am ver proud. I can't wait till I can mail it. Keep me posted if you are able to mark the next thing off....the box or a letter. I am super excited for both!
At 12:06am on July 24, 2013, Michelle_TJsMom said…
Just got the call that he is there and will get his stuff soon. It was such a quick call. I could barely hear him. I hope you got to talk to your son by now. You are in my thoughts.

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