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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already put under decussion now trying here

Started this discussion. Last reply by BR549 Apr 20, 2010. 1 Reply

i am a disabled mom, need advice. is shuttle easier than using rental car and what time to call 6:30am or 7am? were do i look for shuttle phone #'s. also are we allowed to reserve seating the day…Continue

help disabled mom

Started this discussion. Last reply by terrisch Apr 20, 2010. 3 Replies

our naval son graduates this fri. the 23rd. is it easier to take shuttle to grad. instead of rental car? who do i call? what time should i call, 6:30am. or 7am.? is this way easier for a mom like me?…Continue


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A little about me:
About me? Thought I went to a site for naval mom's and they said i had to join delphiforums for 50 some dollars. I am a disabled, sad but proud mother of my son and best friend who is in boot camp now and should graduate april 23.
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In the NROTC program
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
This is what my son truely wanted to do with his life. He has been the best son a mom could ever dream of. His recruiters were very kind but not too organized, but we understand they had so many kids to handle. On St. Patty's day, my angel, we finally recieved a very long letter and then he called later. What a beautiful day and I thank the lord he is doing great. We are all are so proud, the letter should he could only have 4 people come to his graduation. He put mom, dad, his sister and girlfriend, but what about his youngest brother, only grandparent at85 and his God parents? We understand their are so many graduating but how to pick which ones to go was so hard for him.
Our Navy experience so far...
The lessons learned in the Navy could have been learned anywhere.

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My son is in the navy Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on April 21, 2010 at 3:46pm 2 Comments

he just called us in md. @3:pm. passed everything, hasn't slep in 21/2 days, he is tired but excited. am i the proudest and happiest mom in the world, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thank you all for all tour support, couldn't have done this w/out all of you.
God Bless us everyone. Can't wait to see you all friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love, terri Francesco Leonardo(lenny) Schittino my naval son

thank you all naval moms for help

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 2:32pm 0 Comments

you all have answered all my questions, thank you for taking the time to help me. God Bless all our children (yes, i am catholic) but bless all religions, races and unsure. its not for us but for our brave boys and girls. my mom was 1st lieutent in army, dad- airforce, both have passed on.

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