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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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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My son went in on August 1st.  I know it is most likely still way too early to hear from other moms with family in this ship/div number but I would love to hear from you!  We can give each other support!

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Comment by laurasue87 on August 8, 2012 at 8:58am

 Leisa N * Son BC Yes, I received the box as well.  It actually brought tears to my eyes!  

Comment by Leisa Ship13 Div309 Grad 9-28 on August 8, 2012 at 1:31pm

lemonelephant thanks for the info and will take your advice


Comment by lemonelephant on August 8, 2012 at 1:32pm

You are welcome.

Comment by laurasue87 on August 11, 2012 at 10:28am

Anyone here anything from 311 and 312 yet? I received the letter with his tentative graduation date which says he will graduate on September 28.  

Comment by lemonelephant on August 11, 2012 at 1:25pm

Join the group, PIR 09/28/2012 TG 46 (clickable link), to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.

Comment by laurasue87 on August 11, 2012 at 10:12pm
Thank you! Getting ready to try it now!!!!
Comment by Proud Girlfriend on August 11, 2012 at 10:20pm
My boyfriend is on ship 13 div. 311
Comment by laurasue87 on August 13, 2012 at 5:13pm
Jill That is cool! Can't wait to hear from my son and I am sure you feel the same way!
Comment by Proud Girlfriend on August 16, 2012 at 1:36pm
I got my first letter from my boyfriend today!
Comment by laurasue87 on August 17, 2012 at 7:29pm

Good for you Jill!  I received three form my son yesterday and was so happy!


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