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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A little about me:
I'm a mom of three wonderful boys two of them are saliors. My oldest Joey is on the USS Albany and Robert the middle one leaves for basic in August, he is part of the "St Louis Cardinals Company" he will be training to be a Seabee. My youngest is Garrett and is 12yrs old. I am so proud of each of them and they are my greatest accomplishments. GO NAVY!!!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

I can't believe how fast the last few weeks have flew by. only about 13 more days then Great Lakes here we all come to see our loved ones....

I sat down today to write my son a letter and started to cry...I hope I can quit being so stupid soon, If I'm like this now what am I going to be like when he deployed or living out of state...Does ot get better? I also keep thonking I have to go through this again in 3 years when my middle son goes to basic....


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At 9:10pm on April 1, 2014, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi! The new Molly's Adopt A Sailor adoption was announced today. We hope you will help us send some love from home to these sailors. Pat

At 9:31pm on October 8, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! You are also now a member of "MAS We Ship Love" so you have access to the addresses.

For information on packing and shipping care packages, go to the Molly's group page and click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

For information on our October adoption, go to the "Discussion Forum" on the Molly's group page.

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 5:03pm on September 18, 2013, White Rhino said…

Where would I find the picture ar the Memorial?  Thank you so much for all the information, pictures, and encouragement!


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