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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 9:16pm on July 2, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Thank you! I do the best that I can to help out as I am able. I know for many this site can be different to anything that they might be used to, so I like to help as I am able. I also like to tell new members, the more you interact, the more you will glean and get out of this site and the other members you can glean from. 

At 8:29pm on July 2, 2022, Chipmunk said…

ProudMomma - You are welcome! Yes, I received both your private message and the comment reply. I do moderate my comments, so that means that on my end, I approve or not the messages that I allow to show publicly on my profile page. That way if someone is not a "friend" of mine, but wants to ask me a question or posts something that should be kept private, I can keep them private. 

At 9:17am on July 2, 2022, Chipmunk said…

You are welcome. Also, I accepted your friend request and sent you a PM (private message). It should come in through your email feed, but you should also see a note in the upper left corner, under your profile name, next to Inbox. 

At 11:23pm on July 1, 2022, Chipmunk said…

ProudMomma - I am glad you joined the BC Mom group. I was having a hard time connecting back to you earlier. No, I do not still see your full name up in the URL associated with your profile page. 

This site can be a little confusing, but many of our group pages are publicly visible, including your other group page, versus some of the FB groups that are private (some are not), but we just want to help everyone maintain their privacy on this site. 

I would also suggest that you go to the MAA Moms group and post a hello there. There are a couple of other moms that I just directed there. I am not a member of that group, so I can't post in the comment but you can start reaching out to those new members as well and make connections. 

When you go to the BC Mom group - be sure to scroll past the helpful information, past the discussions, to close to the bottom where you will find the Comment Wall. That is the place to post in the groups and ask questions. Then go back and read the discussions and other information. 


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