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


My son left for Great Lakes on Wednesday the 17th of November out of Pittsburgh and I have not been able to stop crying since. I am very proud of my Travis but I am having a hard time letting go. I miss him so much it hurts! I did get my phone call from the airport and he sounded so up and ready to start his life. I am proud but miss him badly. My husband got the call about 9:30 from base and again he sounded ready to get started. I hope these 8 weeks go fast.

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Comment by vibranttk on November 19, 2010 at 3:25pm
To Navy Aunt (AF Wife) from Mom missing Travis Thank you so much for your concern and advise this is all new to me. I will join November 2010 Boot Camp group it sounds like good advise. That meant alot to me just to know that someone cares out there THANKS SO MUCH YOUR WORDS WERE LIKE GOLD AT A TIME WHEN I REALLY NEEDED IT THAT WAS SWEET AGAIN THANKS FOR CARING and you will be hearing from me alot.
Comment by buddyboysmom on November 20, 2010 at 8:44am
The best thing in the world for them and the hardest thing in the world for parents. You will get thru it and if he wanted to go and was excited to get started, then be happy for him and write often!!!! the first couple weeks are the hardest but once you get the first letter and realize hes okay, you will feel better. Once you get an address for him....Start Writing!! He will get your letters but it may take some time ( couple wks) to get one back so be patient and continue to send letters. He will love them and they dont have to be long, Good Luck and I promise it will go fast. My son left Oct. 4 and graduations on Dec 3, I cant wait for the first hug!
Comment by vibranttk on November 22, 2010 at 9:51am
buddyboysmom That is great that you get to see your son on Dec 3 give him a big hug from me since I cant hug mine. I know this is what he wanted to do and I am so proud of him:) People have been telling me for years to cut the apron strings. Just cant do it. We have letters waiting to send and I am looking forward to his box but yet I'm not that will be a good day and also a bad day !!


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