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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my son was living with his dad so they send him the box..would they send me letter from navy when craduation is due... lpease let me trying to call his recruitter maybe he will give me inf......

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Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 29, 2010 at 9:38pm
The recruit hand writes the envelope out for the graduation package.
Comment by Proud mom JV (ship 13Div 244 ) on May 29, 2010 at 10:01pm
thank you ....
Comment by jdmom65(ship13 div 245) on May 29, 2010 at 10:11pm
The recruit sends both. Box and letters
Comment by Proud mom JV (ship 13Div 244 ) on May 31, 2010 at 4:49pm
I have no lost dont know how to find out about my son...he left may 19 from nc can any one help me find out ....thank you ladies for your help
Comment by KLMkathy on June 2, 2010 at 11:13am
Milagros, if you can try to get a copy of the form letter sent to your separated husband. The recruiter might also be able to help you and at least give you an address so you can write to your son. I believe the PIR date would most likely be 7-9-10.
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on June 10, 2010 at 10:39am
I hope you have found more information by now but in case you have not, call the recruit office closest to where he was living and ask if they had him and ask for his recruiter. They can tell you his address and PIR date. Based on what I have seen I would expect his PIR date to actually be July 23rd. There is not going to be a PIR on July 16th and most of the recruits who left the same week as your son will be having PIR on the 23rd. I do not understand why parents cannot communicate with each other regarding their children. It is sad that you have to worry and wonder about your son when his father has the information and could share it with you. Good luck, If his PIR date is 7/23 come join our group and look for our Meet and Greet event July 22nd at Ramada Inn Waukegan.


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