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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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  • Nineveh, IN
  • United States

Sammy's Friends

  • Jessica1028(Ship 11 DIV 58)
  • jomama132000(ship12Div053)
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I am not a Navy mom, but a very proud Navy sister!! My baby brother joined the Navy and I miss him terribly. He is my very best friend and this is the first time we've been apart.
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Patience is a virtue! Also that you absolutely need a support system, and this site is wonderful, even though i'm a Navy sister.

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At 12:29pm on November 25, 2012, jomama132000(ship12Div053) said…

Good Morning Sammy, just wanted to say hi and see how you are doing? my kids are very close and when thier sister left for boot camp it was very hard on them, they seem to be hanging in there but the adjustment of her not here is hard..I guess I just wanted you to know that siblings go on this crazy ride just like the moms and dads, but we are all in this together. !! To be able to be on this journy with all the SRs I think is an amazing thing the courage and strength to do it my hat goes off to them!!

At 2:01pm on November 19, 2012, Pat said…
Welcome aboard! Come join us on the Indiana group page on this website.
At 6:33pm on November 17, 2012, Sammy said…
Haha it's all good! My brother shipped out on 11/14. My mom called his recruiter and he is ship 11 div 058. From what I've gathered of people whose SR's left last week, we should be getting our form letters next week! We will not get a box because my brother did not take a thing with him but his wallet and wore old clothes so he could throw them away. The first few days were miserable, but reading this site and actually having someone to talk to who is in the same stage as me (as your hubby left the same day) really helps a lot! It's so weird not seeing him everyday like I have for the last 18 years since he was born. We are really close and are best friends. How are you holding up? I'm also 22 years old. I'm married and live in indiana so I'm only about 3 hours from GL!
At 1:02am on November 17, 2012, SailorV'sWife said…

Hey! So I was in the middle of reading your "friend request msg" as I clicked accept and then it disappeared. So I'm really sure what it said. :) oops! But anyways, hi! I could use some friends who's SR has the same ship date and hopefully same PIR date! This waiting is driving me crazy! How are you holding up?


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