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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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At 10:57pm on January 18, 2015, J Peder said…

Hi There, Jane  said I should PM you to get into the FB page. Hopefully I have the correct person. I was on my phone and tried but switched to a bigger screen at home. Thanks J peder

At 7:34pm on December 15, 2014, Anna said…


Hi!!!  I'm not sure what or how this happened but I just got an email notification that you joined my group Moms of Daughters 2!!!  But when I check your profile page I see where you joined back in Sept of 2013!!!  But somehow I didn't get the notification and therefore never sent you a personal welcome message.  I apologize!!!  I'm guessing your daughter has been in for at least a year???  I would still like to invite you to join our postings on the group page and let us get to know you and your sailor.  We aren't just a supportive group of moms for those bootcamp days but for all the lives and times of our sailor girls.  And feel free to brag!!!!!!  We love to hear about our girls and all that they are doing!!!!

At 11:27pm on October 24, 2013, JJ said…

Not everyone is on Facebook.  I am one of those people that hasn't gotten into the techy stuff.  Just too old for all that new stuff. I just figured out how to Text!!  LOL

At 2:41am on September 21, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Check out Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for HM can be found at; it indicates 19 weeks, but "A" School is 14 weeks after classing up. Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 12:12am on September 4, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined your PIR group; I also invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 10:12pm on September 3, 2013, Navymomx2 said… daughter left on 8/20 from Boston.  She is going to A school in San Antonio as an HM. What about your girl?

At 10:11pm on September 3, 2013, Navymomx2 said…

Hello, Jodjar!  My daughter is also in ship 14 div 399.  If you are on facebook, please join the division 399 group I have started, where we can get to know about each other and our SRs, and start making plans to see our sailors in October!


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