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



Where has time gone, I remember when you were small, The line you drew on the wall, every time to measure how tall. The running in the house, the hide and seek, I knew where you were, even when you would peek. I held you close when you were so cold, I offered my hand for you to always hold. I picked you up ever time you fell, Took care of all sickness to make you well. I rescued you when you felt any type of pain, Just to place you on the right path again and again. You have grown into a man choosing your own way, A journey that guides you making every new day. Surprising me by joining the Navy, signing what only you really know, Asking me to drive you to your recruit, and having letting you go. All the way you were saying, all will be fine, as if nothing was wrong, All the while me not seeing your words were only to make me strong. Not knowing day in or day out, where you will be, I know your eyes are wide open every challenge you see. My tears are not for all sadness, I am happy how you grew, My little boy, now a man…seems like only yesterday, who knew! My thoughts and strength I hope reaches you in your time of need, For when you left I was weak and you were my strength, you planted the seed. So now I send, that seed of strength, you gave to me every minute of every day, So that prayers will reach and guide you as you find your way. Growing into a man, as you no longer are standing by my side, For you chose a new journey, may your guardian angel be your guide. For now you have joined the United States Navy, under a new command, You have proven to be a True United States Sailor, United you now stand!


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Comment by Tee-1sailor's mom on June 12, 2012 at 10:48am

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That's beautiful LA-BriansMom, thank you for sharing from your mother- heart.

Comment by allie1928 on June 13, 2012 at 5:45pm

Brain's mom-  OMG  that was so beautifully written....made me cry...missing my son!

Comment by Bet on June 14, 2012 at 12:15pm

Brian's Mom that's so beautiful. You made me cry.

Comment by ebigirl on June 14, 2012 at 8:01pm

Another tear jerker. Thank you for sharing this with us! I have found over the past 1 1/2 years that we all have different talents, and sharing them with everyone is a true gift!

Thanks again. :-)

Comment by CAHmom on June 18, 2012 at 8:08pm
I don't know how-but you put all of my feelings into words when I thought I was the only one feeling that way! Thanks for sharing!
Comment by CAHmom on June 18, 2012 at 8:08pm
I don't know how-but you put all of my feelings into words when I thought I was the only one feeling that way! Thanks for sharing!
Comment by CAHmom on June 18, 2012 at 8:08pm
I don't know how-but you put all of my feelings into words when I thought I was the only one feeling that way! Thanks for sharing!


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