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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At 10:05pm on March 12, 2011, janlee said…

Hi Kelly--thanks for looking at my pictures..I didnt realize how old i look until i saw some of the pics from PIR...uugghhhh!! Its creeping up

I just started to figure FB out, there are 4/5 of us N4M's on there, and every once in a while, we share a pic or comment...My info to find me is    Janet Miller Greater Latrobe High School 1982..hope to see you over there. ..:))

At 10:59pm on February 15, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Kelly, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor, For more information, go to Molly's page and click on "View All" in the Discussion Forum. Then go to page 2 and read "Are you new to Molly's Adopt A Sailor?" If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us!! Pat
At 11:02pm on February 12, 2011, janlee said…

Kelly===your son is ADORABLE!!!! Dont they all look so handsome in there uniforms??

All grown up.

At 6:17pm on February 1, 2011, HockeyMom said…
I personally did not get a call, so glad you all did,  Steven's gf called they went last night due to the weather,  and I heard 61 came in second behind the seals!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God always saves the best for last,  Remember  First is Last & Last is First in God's Book,  Now they I hear are stuck in Barracks tomorrow all day,  And now they can have an unwind time.  Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 8:34am on January 3, 2011, Pamela said…
Hi Kelly, my son is also in this division.  I don't know how many Master at Arms there are.  He said he is becoming friends with one named Paul.  He's also from NC as well.  I kept waiting and waiting for that call yesterday!  I'm really trying hard to know it may of only been that one call last Sunday.  But, when you are so used to seeing your child every day and keeping track of where they are, the not knowing is a killer!  I sure hope his division is working better as a team.  My son said that it's rough going for them.  My nephew graduated on 12/17 and he was in a great division.  They got to call home all the time.  My sister got a call at least every other week.  Luck of the draw I guess as far as a division goes.  We are still trying to figure out if we are driving or flying.  My husband is taking that week from work.  So, driving may be it for us.  Don't want to run into bad weather to cancel a flight.  We're originally from Worcester, MA.  Have been down here in NC for 14 years.   
At 10:03pm on December 15, 2010, KimB-Proud Mom Of A Sailor!! said…

Hi Kelly (correct?)!  We are driving to Great Lakes from Mpls, MN.  It's about an 8 hour drive.  We won't be able to leave Mpls until my oldest son is done with his night class around 10:00 pm.  We will be good and tired during PIR.  I made our reservations today at the Ramada. 


As for the clock, it was a whole lot of trial and error.  I will get back to you on the directions once I remember what I did.  :)

At 9:37pm on December 13, 2010, janlee said…

Hi Kelly, my name is Jan. Is saw your son is in the same ship/div. as mine Ship11 Div.061.

For some reason, its so exciting to hear of moms who are in with our sons! I got my form letter today and it had three sentences on the bottom from him. OMG, i could almost see him writing them. :) he sounded like he was in a good mood (i could tell because he made a joke). lol Which made me feel so much better, not hearing a WORD for two weeks was a killer.

Angela and Kim are the other two moms in our group. I dont know if you heard anything from them yet? I wrote him a letter and mentioned their sons names to him in case they know each other , thought it might give them something in common or something to talk about (even though i heard they dont get to do much talking)  :(  You can contact me at any time if you want to chat about anything. Nice to hear from you. ttyl

At 11:29pm on December 10, 2010, himmiemom said…

I totally agree with you on that.  But I learned this from reading other posts.  My son told me if you leave letters out that you get from friends/family the RDC's may read them.  He said that the letters need to be put in some box they get.  It is horrible that they read personal property and turn around and make fun of the recruit. 

At 10:56am on April 1, 2010, abbyblue said…

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