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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My son in a box!

Started this discussion. Last reply by tb2dari Oct 27, 2012. 3 Replies

My S.R. left this past Tuesday 9/25/12. I received his box today Friday 9/28/12. It was an sad but happy feeling. I was totally caught off guard, didn't expect until next week. Either way its a good…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Sep 28, 2012. 5 Replies

My son left for BC on 9-25-12. I wanted to know how the days are calculated when it comes to BC. Does the 1st day he arrive count or is it the first full day he's in Great Lakes?  Are Saturdays…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Sep 22, 2012. 11 Replies

Hi I'm new to the site my son leaves for BC on Tuesday 9-25-12 out of Columbus, OH. I'm very excited that he made the decision to join the NAVY. However he's very nonchalant when I ask the question.…Continue


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A little about me:
Proud mom of my U.S. Navy son!! I'm a wife and mother of four with two dogs. I love being a mom and love my family. I also love traveling and meeting new people.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
The Navy Family is truly tight knit, we stick together. Glad my son is getting the opportunity to be apart of the United States NAVY. Everyone I have spoken to respects the NAVY and thanks our Sailors for their service.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:58pm on September 18, 2012, SherBear Nuke Mom (ET) said…

and LOVE LOVE LOVE your son's picture!  My son loves his shirt and hat profile pic is one of the poses we did in his senior pictures. I know that you will find tons of information on this site

At 7:57pm on September 18, 2012, SherBear Nuke Mom (ET) said…

You are most welcome! Ask me anything you want to know.....and look at my page and check out some of the groups, the ones for recruits leaving in Sept, the Deps group for those waiting to leave.......etc

At 5:20am on September 17, 2012, SherBear Nuke Mom (ET) said…

Yay! You made it here! You will find tons of helpful information and tons of support here! Brandon left Thursday and we got the call at 2:55 am letting me know that he FINALLY made it. I have been in a little bit of a funk since he left and I am sad but I plan on writing him and when I get his address he will be flooded with love! 


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