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."


**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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.



This is my first post on NavyMoms, what an amazing site with tons of great information!!  My son Zachary is in ship 10 Div 264, I would love to touch base with moms of sailors in that ship. He left for basic on June 21, his PIR is August 19. What an exciting event for our family,we are all so proud of him. Still have not recieved a personal letter from him :(  His form letter arrived about a week after he left.  I do have a silly question, Is there reserved seating at graduation so that you can sit in front of your sons division?  My luck I would sit at the opposite end of the room. Have a great night and hopefully we'll all get letters from our children tommarrow!!!


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Comment by gsskygirl(SECF) on July 5, 2011 at 8:11pm
Please join our PIR 8/19 group!
Comment by Dawn L. on July 5, 2011 at 8:18pm
No they do not have reserved seating, but they do have a sign up where your son's ship/division will be standing at. You can either sit on the floor seating or go upstairs to the balcony. We sat in the balcony & it was really a good view to see them all come in the building. Beautiful ceremony!!! Make sure to tell your son that when he orders his pictures to also order the DVD of graduation.
Comment by proudmama ship10 div267 on July 7, 2011 at 9:00am
Hi, my name is Ruth and my SR is ship 10 div 267 also PIR on 8\19.Are you going to the meet and greet?
Comment by zachsmom on July 7, 2011 at 10:08pm
Hi Ruth, I'm excited today, got my first letter from zach today. he sounds great I hope he's enjoying it. When is the meeet and greet? Ive not seen anything about it. Let me know where you got this info :) Good talking to you ruth, I hope you PR is having a great time!!!


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