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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B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Sandy
"You might also like to join the Moms of Daughters 2 group.  Here's the link (click on it to go to the page): Moms of Daughters 2"
Jul 15
Sandy commented on belovedbyHim's blog post 'Welcome to the Navy! Everything will be ok!'
"Thank you so much I read all the information it really help me get through this day I guess always have to say no news is good news thank you for that"
Jul 15
Sandy left a comment for Sandy
"My child left on the 11th and it’s been so hard for me it is now my 5 day without her"
Jul 15
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"Welcome to!    Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
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At 10:51pm on July 27, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Just checking in to say hi!!

At 11:21pm on July 20, 2022, Chipmunk said…

How are you doing Sandy? 

At 10:58pm on July 18, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Hi Sandy - How did you do today? I just wanted to check in on you!

At 11:05pm on July 17, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Sandy, You are not alone - Most all of us, this is all new to us as well. Some of us have just had a few other experiences that make it a little bit easier. Be sure to click on the blue links in the comment below here from BelovedbyHim - Welcome to the Navy. She breaks things down week by week. - Also, if you look at this screen (best viewed on a computer - this site was set up by the Navy and has not been updated to work as well with the format of mobile devices) in the upper left there are links to some of the Boot Camp videos that will share some of what they are doing. 

You should receive the Form Letter - It is a typed-up letter that is informational for families about PIR and planning on attending as well as other information, in 2 - 3 weeks after she left for GL. The only thing she is supposed to write in that letter is just here name, mailing address and her expected Pass In Review/ graduation. They are not to write anything else on the letter or envelope, so if she does, I would not share it on this public site. 

At 4:17pm on July 16, 2022, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. Welcome to the Navy... Everything will be ok!  The First part is some things to do before your SR leaves IF you Can, It’s NOT ESSENTIAL! Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)

At 3:11pm on July 16, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Hi Sandy, I sent you a friend request. I can send you more private messages if you will accept it. If you do so, please reply to this comment and let me know. You should get an email notification that I sent you a friend request, but I do not receive one that says you have joined. 

At 11:07pm on July 15, 2022, Chipmunk said…

PS - Grandmothers are just as welcome in both groups!

At 11:07pm on July 15, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Sandy - I saw your picture, be sure to come join the BC Moms and Loved Ones group - Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) - Navy For Moms ( - Click on the blue letters it will take you to the group page. In the upper right corner there should be a + Join little tab to click on, I think. 

The same with the Moms of Daughters 2 group that B'sNukeMom posted for you below. The BC Mom group is rather active and we answer questions and such about BC there. Be sure to scroll down most of the page until you come to the Comment Wall area on that page. And post a hello there. 

The Mom of Daughters 2 is active only when someone posts something, but several of us still are around to reply. I joined once my sailor gal actually became my son's wife. 

At 5:36pm on July 15, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

You might also like to join the Moms of Daughters 2 group.  Here's the link (click on it to go to the page):

Moms of Daughters 2

At 4:51pm on July 15, 2022, Sandy said…

My child left on the 11th and it’s been so hard for me it is now my 5 day without her


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