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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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 4:53pm on September 15, 2015, Pat L. in IL said…
Thank you for the friend request. Please join us on the Molly's Adopt A Sailor group. We adopt a different deployed group every month (and not just Navy!)
At 8:09am on October 28, 2013, Jody said…

Hi, it's Jody. Looking forward to meeting you and thank you for the help in seeing how to message someone. I had asked about the tee shirts.


At 11:52pm on October 16, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC, and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:51pm on October 16, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Comments on this page are for you. Others do not see them unless they happen by. To reply to someone who posts here, click on "Comment Back" or "View Thread" below the comment.

Check in one of the groups for his rating on how they are housed while in "A" School. Most share rooms with 1 or 2 other Sailors and often share a bathroom with the Sailors in another room. That is typical and may not reflect things at GL.

At 9:39pm on October 3, 2013, Tina said…

most welcome!! You have been a huge help to my sanity the past few days, and I love the ideas you came up with for your PIR group!

At 7:27am on October 3, 2013, MachelMMmom said…

Good morning

At 2:27am on September 24, 2013, Melinda said…
I have tried there and does not let me browse
At 2:44pm on September 22, 2013, 503 808 said…
Lemon elephant do you know if when they switch over to A school in G L are they in 4 person rooms or are they in bunk beds like boot camp?
At 11:15pm on September 15, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Some people wait in Building 1326 at the RTC Recreation Center located next to the NEX while their Sailor checks in at the TSC across the street. Your new Sailor isn't going to spend much time there, but you can ask how long you can have access over the weekend. Your Sailor will find you after PIR, but some set up to meet by the big doors that the Sailors march in through and others set up to meet at the end of the bleachers at that end of the building. He won't have much storage room, so limit the number of clothes to favorite undies, a couple of shirts, and perhaps a pair of jeans (but they may not fit). See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend. He will have anew address after he moves over to the TSC. Sailors find out their first duty station near the end of "A" School, in his case, it should be about half way through the HT strand after BECC. Most billets right out of "A" School are for 1 year to 18 months, but could be longer. He will be able to take leave between "A" School and his first duty station for around 10 days or so--he'll want to do RAP duty while on leave and help his recruiter so he can get credit for 5 days of leave when he gets to his first duty station. (See more on that in What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology).) Yes, they usually fly to their first duty station, but he may be able to drive depending on where it is.

At 10:53pm on September 11, 2013, lemonelephant said…

See Letter Writing & Fun Stuff/Questionnaires to send to your Recruit for what you can and cannot send. Ask your recruit before sending newspaper clippings; some are able to have them and others are not.


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