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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Started this discussion. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Aug 13, 2020. 10 Replies

So happy to have found this site!! My daughter went to MEPS last week. Because of COVID, we were not allowed to go. She sent me a text saying she was swearing in and that she was assigned a…Continue

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"JayDee659 oh my goodness!! Your poor girl!! Glad the staples are out but that must have been a horrible experience. We got snow on Friday and Saturday was super chilly. 28 degrees at trick or treat. BRRRR....We never get any kids, so I stopped…"
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At 1:30pm on September 3, 2020, Anna said…


My heart goes out to you!!  I know these bootcamp weeks are so full of stress, worry and sadness.  Just know that your feelings are not ever wrong!!!  I cried so much when my first daughter left for bootcamp.  It was just two months after my mother passed away. I tried to appear strong whenever I was around others, but in my own room I would just let it out!!!!  And you'd be surprised how just little things can bring on the tears, from a song on the radio to a favorite store!!!!  Hang in there - I promise it will get better once they leave boot and you will have that easy communication again!!!  God Bless your daughter and let her know there are moms all over the country that are proud of her and praying for her!!!!

At 6:21pm on August 31, 2020, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  Sorry I am late getting this welcome to you, but we are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see your daughter is in boot camp now, and that you have already joined in on our conversations on our group page.  Feel free to 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 9:36am on August 12, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Personally, I think girls are probably harder to deal with letting go than boys are. At least for me. Maybe, because my girls were the oldest and they were only going to college - but military life is different and we get concerned for them! Especially our females.

At 9:27am on August 12, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Shoosh - Glad to see you joined the BC Moms group. We have a lot of information on that page, but we also keep that page fairly active depending on what questions are asked. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom/ middle of the BC Mom main page and look for the comments. Come introduce yourself to the rest  of the group. - My son has been in the Navy for 3 years now, and I am one of the moms that sticks around and offers support and encouragement. 

At 12:45pm on August 3, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

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 Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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