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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Well yesterday I got my call I have been waiting 8 weeks for. I am so happy I could just scream. I am so proud of my husband for all he has done for his new lil family. He must be the strongest person I have ever meet! Now I am packing and getting everything ready for thursday when we fly out to watch him graduate.. OH what a long 8 weeks it has been but all worth it for this moment. Its going to be like the first time we met all over again!! I wish all other div. the best of luck and congratulations to the ones who passed!!

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Comment by Lynne on July 20, 2010 at 10:18am
Congrats to you and your sailor! I bet that call was very exciting! Just remember you have had to be strong too, and you are graduating from your own personal journey this week as well and will enter a new phase of Navy life. May God bless you and keep you safe on your journey.
Comment by jessica on July 20, 2010 at 10:27am
thanks Lynn it was exciting I had so many questions but once he actually called it was like my head went blank lol that has happened with every phone call though :P
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 20, 2010 at 2:12pm
Congratulations to you and the NEW Sailor! You will enjoy graduation.
Comment by djloch (Zac's Mom) on July 20, 2010 at 4:43pm
Im so happy for you all!!
Comment by jessica on July 20, 2010 at 5:20pm
thanks everyone
Comment by Michigan Cindy on July 20, 2010 at 9:49pm
Jessica, that totally rocks! Enjoy your trip to Great Lakes for his PIR. There is nothing like it. One year ago, I didn't have a husband graduating from boot camp; it was my son. I have never in my whole life felt more pride. You will LOVE the ceremony, and I hope you have a terrific weekend with your new Sailor!
Comment by teachergirl on July 29, 2010 at 2:42am
Congratulations to your family! It's so wonderful to hear the pride in your voice. :-)
Comment by JeanBean on August 1, 2010 at 12:48pm
Wow, how sweet, my son is doing battle stations today (my birthday, guess what my wish is for?) and I am just hanging by the phone for that call, can't wait...and we will be off to the GL also.
Comment by jessica on August 2, 2010 at 1:46pm
AWW.. its is an amazing thing to watch bring lots of tissues you will need them. I can say the graduation is the best thing I have ever watched to see all them girls and guys walk in you can just see on their face how proud they are! I loved it..Just remember the taffic taking them back is pretty bad my husband had to get out and walk back to make it there in time and we lefted an hour early so it would prolly be best to leave really early to take him back and spend the rest of the time on the base...
Comment by jhenderson on August 6, 2010 at 11:07am
congradulations have a good time.


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