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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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At 10:36am on June 21, 2012, ReneeBC said…


So glad you're here.  Have you been going through this bootcamp journey cold turkey?  I am not much of a joiner, but I don't know how I would have made it without navyformoms!  I don't operate well in teh dark and this group of veterans has a wealth of knowledge and compassion.

What division is your son/daughter in?  Are you going to Sarge's Meet and Greet Thursday night?

At 2:28am on June 21, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Scroll down to the date that corresponds with the date on your form letter.  Click on the underlined link and click "+JOIN" on the upper right when the page opens up.   Good luck to your recruit and thank him/her in advance for us. Below are the groups from this coming Friday to Aug 10, 2012 (the latest group formed). If you recruit arrived to Great Lakes this week, a group was just formed for Aug 10, 2012 (again look for your form letter to ascertain the PIR date).

                   PIR: Aug 10, 2012           TG 39 -  ?  Divisions (241-       & 939)

                   PIR: Aug 03, 2012            TG 38 - 11 Divisions (231-240 & 938)

                   PIR: July 27, 2012            TG 37 - 6 Divisions (227-230, 817 & 937)

                   PIR: July 20, 2012            TG 36 - 7 Divisions (221–226 & 936)

                   PIR: July 13, 2012            TG 35 - 10 Divisions (213–220, 816 & 935)

                   PIR: July 6, 2012               TG 34 - 10 Divisions (205–212, 815 & 934)

                   PIR: June 29, 2012           TG 33 - 12 Division (195 - 204, 814 & 933)  

                   PIR: June 22, 2012           TG 32 - 9 Division (187-194  & 932)


 BTW, In addition, you should check out the Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbies.

You'll find the diagram of the barracks very interesting.  Make note of the link to the Recruit Training Command and the link to the pdf file called Family Guide.

At 9:18pm on May 22, 2012, mareluc(Ship11/Div196/PIR 6/29) said…

Welcome! If you go on my page you will see the links for the boot camp for moms and PIR 6/29 groups!

At 10:49am on May 22, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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