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



Michelle's Blog – April 2012 Archive (4)

Happy Sunday to Everyone!!


“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one…


Added by Michelle on April 15, 2012 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

Ship 12 DIV 148 ~ Did everyone get a phone call yesterday??

      Good Morning ALL ~ Hope everyone received their "official" 1st call from your SR yesterday.  My husband spoke to our daughter around 5:00 p.m. and she had less than 20 mins to talk.  It was GREAT to hear her say, even though it was from the mouth of my husban,d that she is still LOVING IT!!  Today marks their 1st day of week 3 (they don't count the 1st week they were in BC as those were P-Days (Processing Days). 

     Our daughter is so thankful for the mail we send ~ she said…


Added by Michelle on April 10, 2012 at 7:51am — No Comments

Good Friday + Mail = A GRAND FRIDAY

Good Friday just turned into a Grand Friday ~ WE GOT MAIL!! It was such a great letter & our daughter is still LOVING it!!  We could hear the excitement in every word she wrote & that is music to our ears!!!  I never new that she could write so very very small!! With being the Division Yeoman she says she continues to stay very busy everyday, which makes the days go by faster, even though her days are longer because she is up before everyone and down after…


Added by Michelle on April 6, 2012 at 5:48pm — 4 Comments

"One Ship ~ One Team"

I was blessed to receive a phone call from my daughter today.  It was such a wonderful call not only to hear her voice, but to get tid bits about what she is doing in BC with training and her leadership role. (today marks her 3rd week in BC).  It was a great phone call ~ I'm still on Cloud 9!!  One thing that stood out in our conversation, besides how happy, upbeat and positive she was, that she said several times that "we are One Ship ~ One Team".  I was so proud to hear her say those…


Added by Michelle on April 4, 2012 at 10:14pm — 8 Comments

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