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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TravelAddictedNavyMom replied to Happynurse's discussion 'Logistics when leaving for boot camp' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"@Happynurse, how did your drop off go?  My son leaves via Jax next week and I'm curious if I should take him up there or only to the recruiting office.  "
Sep 21, 2023
TravelAddictedNavyMom commented on Sue S's group 'Cryptology ~ CTI ~ CTM ~ CTN ~ CTR ~ CTT ~ Corry Station Pensacola Florida and Monterey California'
"Just curious if this group is still active, my son is about to leave for boot camp and enlisted as CTR.  Curious about the dos and don'ts of being the mom of a "spook""
Sep 20, 2023
BabySharkMom left a comment for TravelAddictedNavyMom
"TravelAddictedNavyMom and Lara.  We too are at MEPS right now with our youngest who has signed on as a CTR.  He is shipping to Great Lakes tomorrow morning.   Have a great evening with your SR!  See you over in PIR NOVEMBER!"
Aug 28, 2023
belovedbyHim left a comment for TravelAddictedNavyMom
"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…"
Aug 26, 2023

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At 9:35am on September 20, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Please send me a friend request. If you do it, then I will receive a notification in my emails. Thanks!! And yes, we have been here since shortly before you moved!! 

At 6:52pm on August 28, 2023, BabySharkMom said…

TravelAddictedNavyMom and Lara.  We too are at MEPS right now with our youngest who has signed on as a CTR.  He is shipping to Great Lakes tomorrow morning.  

Have a great evening with your SR!  See you over in PIR NOVEMBER!

At 3:10pm on August 28, 2023, Chipmunk said…

I am sure he will do well with any of his choices!!

At 11:16am on August 28, 2023, Chipmunk said…

TravelAddictedNavyMom - Welcome to the BC Mom and Loved Ones group. I am glad to see you posting in our comment wall section. That is the best place for you to ask questions and receive more replies. 

My son was an ETN (he has now completed his enlistment). You might suggest to your son that he let the career counselors know he wants to learn everything with regards to Nuke, because that is what the ETNs do. - It is also rough, and they have long hours, their watch bills are double usually what other rates are. Not many enlisted Nukes stay in for a full 20, but in the cryptology they might. It just depends. So, he might want to consider some of that, if he is wanting to stay in long term. 

At 1:31am on August 26, 2023, 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 9:27am on August 25, 2023, 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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