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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Started this discussion. Last reply by AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus Mar 29, 2010. 12 Replies

I just got the first phone call home from my son, I almost missed it I didn't know the number!!! BC is harder than he thought but he is coming out of his funk now!! he loves getting the letters. Does…Continue


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At 9:22pm on March 22, 2010, Stacie - Sailor Logan's Mom said…
That is so cool that our sons know each other. I'm so glad their ship and division are doing so well; we love getting those extra phone calls. It helps calm my nerves. We asked Logan what he want to do when he was on Liberty. We thought he would want to go back to the hotel and sleep but no he wants to go to Chicago and eat White Castle! Glad to hear that everything is going well for your son. Have a great evening!
At 5:14pm on March 13, 2010, Bren's Mom (Andrea) said…
Hello Friend! Ü Sounds like we are in the same ship/ div !! A week before Bren left i started crying...and crying...and crying!! I seemed to get it together for his swearing in but at the airport watching him walk away I fell apart! This web site has helped me in so many ways & Iam so thankful I found it. So tell me about your son, where is he going to A school? Bren is going to Groton, Ct.
At 2:16am on February 18, 2010, yozoo said…
Thank you all, the information is wonderful. I know its going to be rough for awhile,I didn't think it was going to be this difficult. Hopefully I will stop crying at the bank,gas station, store, pretty much anywhere I was today.Now I know why they have a web site for Navy MOMs!!!!thank you
At 1:34am on February 18, 2010, NavyGirlsMomDiv.136(PIR 032610) said…
Hi, welcome there are great sites and people to help you thru. My daughter left on Jan. 26 she called us off and on from the airport. Then after 1am she called with a very short call in a very low voice Mom I'm here, I' m ok can't talk. I love you all. Then the phone went dead. About a week later I got a box with her personal items. Then the within the next week her PIR date and address. We started writing the day she left ( dated the letters the mail is mixed up so she new which one we wrote first) and put the address on it as soon as we got it and then mailed them. We have got letters from her last week she seems to be doing good. She says the first few days are the hardest. Tryin to adjust to not being able to call/text when they want. A lot of new rules, Exercise, Ironing and shining boots. Marching in the snow. She tells us it will be over soon not to worry time will fly by. Bless you and your family.

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