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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I was so excited when I saw my 11 year old son opening a box and I realized it was THE BOX!  Everything is going just like this site says it will...we got the I am here call the other night then a few days later we got the box so now I look forward to the Form letter and I will then have his address to write to him and his PIR date for his graduation date.  I put my son in God's hands and I know that God will take good care of him, better than I could( and I took very good care of him,) and its working for me.  I feel at peace.  This is a great site.  I feel like I am part of a family and we are all here for eachother.  I look forward to the next step, writing letters.  I am taking the advice given here and I will use white envelopes send pictures and keep it positive.  I think of him all the time, and each time I just say another prayer for him to love what he is doing.  He wanted this, his independence,  to see the world, to have opportunities, and I am so proud of him to make such a great choice.

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Comment by peggyproudnavymom on February 9, 2012 at 9:49pm
thank you..I would like to start writing and mailing this way its out there on its way...
Comment by grace lemley on February 10, 2012 at 1:19am

I got my boyfriends address yesterday and his form letter!!! So happy :) sent him his 14 letters (1 for each  day) today! hoping your sons are all doing well.  Praying for all of them!!


Love the lonely girlfriend


Comment by peggyproudnavymom on February 10, 2012 at 9:39pm
I am so proud and yes in 6 weeks my son will be a sailor unbelievable wow i cannot believe it so very excited
Comment by peggyproudnavymom on February 10, 2012 at 9:43pm

I am waiting patiently for the form letter.  I haven't started writing him a letter yet but, I have thought of a few things I want to say so before I forget them i will start writing and number them if it starts to flow.  

Comment by peggyproudnavymom on February 10, 2012 at 9:45pm

Thank you for all the advice and for listening I really feel like i am connected here.  I am loving this site

Comment by BunkerQB on February 16, 2012 at 1:32pm

When you get your form letter, keep it in a safe place and make copies. It will contain a great deal of information you'll need besides the address. For example, the PIR date, the password to print the parking pass, the 4 guests he/she has listed for PIR and perhaps a note at the end from your recruit. Only your recruit can give you the password to print the pass. You would not want to hassle your recruit about getting the password towards the end of boot camp.

Click on this link, scroll down, you'll see a diagram with with all the "ships" (barracks that is).  In the guide there is also a link to the PIR Information Reference Group which you should join.

Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbies

Click on this link, find you PIR group.

List of Navy For Moms PIR groups

Good luck.

Comment by peggyproudnavymom on February 16, 2012 at 7:41pm

Thank you for that advice...I would be the one to lose that letter...I carry it around in my pocketbook...I will make copies asap thank you!!  And I will go to the links now!


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