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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At 9:54pm on October 4, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Yes you can mail cards to him..and if you send me a request to I will send you some free cards that you can mail to him...:)

At 11:37pm on September 30, 2012, yamisproudmom said…

hola doris:

si esta es la parte ma dura,la semana k acaba de terminar fue su" hell week", y no tengo idea como le fue,esa semana es la mas dificil de todo el bc,recibo las cartas a trasadas y ando muy nerviosa pk no he hecho reservacion de hotel ni avion ni nada hasta k ella me de luz verde,asi me lo pidio ella,pk estaba lastimada de una pierna y habia fallado su test de la milla,y no habia kerido decir nada a los medicos por no atrasarse mas.

como vez esto no acaba hasta k se acaba como dice el dicho,ella ha pasado todos sus test menos ese,y espero en dios k ya lo haya pasado,hay k tener paciencia aunke sea dificil,pk no podemos hacer mas k confiar en dios,y en la fuerza interior de nuestros hijos.

suerte con tu muchacho,el camino es un poco largo todavia,pero con el favor de dios , todo saldra bien.


At 5:26pm on September 29, 2012, yamisproudmom said…

hola tatallen,se por lo k estas pasando,pero creeme k tienes k armarte de mucha fe y paciencia,tu hijo estara bien,mi hija ya casi se gradua,y estoy muy contenta de k voy a verla,ya tengo mi gate pass,bienvenida al foro,cualkier cosa estamos para apoyarnos

At 3:07pm on September 26, 2012, 4tifney said…
Hi! My name is Tifney and I am from the LaMarque/Galveston area. My son left Aug 7th and had PIR next Friday!!

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