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 sons box came today, but no one was home to sign for it. So I called Fedex and told them I will be there tomorrow to pick it up myself...I am so excited that his box came.. Now I have to wait for the Form letter. If I am correct his PIR date will be 6/14/13...... 52 days and counting...... I miss him so much... He has gone on vacations but i was able to call and talk to him to see if he was ok...but this not being able to call and talk to him is driving me crazy......

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Comment by lemonelephant on April 22, 2013 at 8:59pm

Yes, you are probably correct about the PIR date. BTW counting Fridays may be easier on you than counting days--1 Friday down, 8 to go. Your SR should be sending the form letter tomorrow.

Comment by LeeAnn on April 22, 2013 at 9:07pm

What day did your son go to BC?  My son left April 16, and I am still waiting for his box to arrive. 

Comment by lemonelephant on April 22, 2013 at 9:17pm

LeeAnn, "the box" can take a few days to 2 weeks to arrive, but it usually arrives in a week or less. Her son left the same date as yours, so that should give you hope that yours will arrive soon. Arrival and What Happens at the RTC (clickable link) within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening. I invite you to join that group and check out the other Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) as well.

Comment by RayaProudNavyMom on April 23, 2013 at 9:01am

@ LeeAnn my son left on April 16th as well. His box came yesterday, but no one was home to sign for it. I called Fedex and told them to hold it there and i will pick it up today.

Comment by RayaProudNavyMom on April 23, 2013 at 9:04am

@ Lemonelephant I think you are correct counting Friday will be alot better than counting days... I am so EXCITED!!!!!!!! Just can't wait to get the form letter so i can mail my letters out to him.....there is so much to say in these letter.

Comment by lemonelephant on April 23, 2013 at 5:24pm



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