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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Navy Speak

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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jill's Groups

jill's Discussions

corry atation::

Started this discussion. Last reply by jill Jul 22, 2011. 7 Replies

corry station map?   can parents visit there. how long should we wait before visiting?

sending packages to pensacola, ups or fed ex

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cali_mom Feb 1, 2016. 9 Replies

my son thinks all packages have to be sent air-ups.  it is so expensive!!!!!!!!!! can we send it ups-land? Continue

phone call for references 1 week before graduation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lili ship Jul 6, 2011. 8 Replies

my husband said our son called today, asking for addresses for references.  it is 1 week from graduation. does anyone know why he is needing this now...... Continue

1st phone call

Started this discussion. Last reply by jill Apr 30, 2011. 10 Replies

does everyone make that 1st phone call?  My husband and I have not received a phone call since monday, 5 days.  how unusual is this?


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A little about me:
3 children
love quilting , reading, family
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
it was a good military branch to go into.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:15pm on December 18, 2011, Adam'sProudMom said…

Yes, if you didn't know my height, you'd think I was a little bitty thing, wouldn't you?  I've posted three more pics to my page, but they're still "awaiting approval."  You should be able to see them in a day or two.  I had a great time yesterday, too.  So many unfinished stories!  We'll have to do it again soon.

At 8:41pm on December 18, 2011, Bryanna said…
It's okay I understand. Haha. I'm doing pretty good. Just waiting for the next twenty days to go by. How about you?
At 1:49pm on November 16, 2011, spensmom said…

Thanks, Jill, for the friend request.  Hope to meet you sometime.

At 9:24pm on September 14, 2011, IBeeTunechiLee"s Mom said…

Jill thank you so much.... I also have a lending ear!!!!

I am still waiting for my first phone call/first letter or something.


At 10:47am on July 31, 2011, Rhonda on East Coast said…

Hi Jill -

You're my first contact with Navy Moms.  My son left for bootcamp June 14 and should graduate this Friday, Aug 5, in Chicago.  We are concerned because he has had some health concerns - even hospitalized and surgery...(in addition to having his wisdom teeth removed).  I am wondering if he is going to be on schedule to graduate.  We haven't heard from him since last week - in a letter.  He's had a rough go - but prior to this he's never been sick a day.  He's strong, but I'm getting weaker by the day.  We make sure some one is home at all times- in case he gets to call. He's going to be a corpsman. H'es ahs always wanted to be a doctor. I'll feel better when we hear whether he's on for grad or not.  We're driving to Chicago and I'd like to finalize the plans.

Thanks again for your initial contact,


At 8:25am on July 31, 2011, Renee said…

Hello Jill,

Thanks for adding me as a friend.  This is all so new to me.  MY son is in his first week at boot camp.  He will be a Navy Nuke.

At 8:11am on May 13, 2011, WV Mom said…
I see by reading other comments that some of them are getting calls after 2 weeks- do you know how or why just certain ones get to call home? Thanks you
At 8:55am on May 12, 2011, WV Mom said…
I got the call when my son got to IL telling me he arrived safely, but haven't heard anything from him since. It's very disheartening to have him leave and.. no nothing! I'm trying to be patient but I just want to know how he is doing. So you have received a phone call from your son since he's been there?
At 1:40pm on March 26, 2011, Tonya said…
Thanks Jill! Great to know that there's so many Navy Moms nearby!  My daughter will  be coming home in June or July.  I wish I had found this site earlier!  I'm gonna have to get hold of my daughter's recruiter the next time I'm at Hanes Mall. He should have told me there were sites like this!
At 8:53pm on March 24, 2011, Funnyface said…

Hi Jill-just wanted to thank you for contacting me.My son has been in the navy for almose 13 years.He seems very happy he went in right out of high school.I never had anyone I could talk about this with,I am very happy for him as I know you will be of yours.   Take Care


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