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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I got my first phone call from my son yesterday at 4:40pm. We got to talk for 25 minutes, he took a calling card with him but said they are easily acquired at the store they have on base if you need to purchase one. It was a mandatory call everyone gets. Received my first letter the previous day. - Calvin said the days start at 6am and end at 9:30/10:00pm so he has been really tired and had just got the chance to write and it took 6 days for me to get it. The first two weeks are the hardest (for them and us), but once you receive your first letter and phone call and hear them tell you everything is ok and they are adjusting then you can relax ( a little- lol) and know it will just get better from there. I write every other day so he gets to hear from us even though he can't or is too tired to write back. I just wanted to add this for anyone who hasn't heard from their son/daughter yet because it took 3 weeks for me and I was so wanting to hear something-anything. So just hang in there and know they are wanting to talk to you every bit as much as you want to hear their voice.

The other moms have been helping me along and I am so thankful for them- I just want to say THANK YOU!

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Comment by SonandSea on May 18, 2011 at 7:02pm
YAY! Glad you got a call!!!
Comment by WV Mom on May 19, 2011 at 8:29am
Hi it was such a relief to hear my son's voice..I did join the PIR group and it has been so informative. I had been watching you tube videos like my son and his younger brother did every evening before Calvin left, so I can better see what they are doing there but my son said the real boot camp is nothing like those videos- in reality it is so disorganized. Can you tell me more about after boot camp please like what privileges do they get during A school, do they move to a different area, all that stuff. Thank you so much, Debbie


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