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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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.



Hi Navy Moms, I am looking for Moms that have children leaving on 4/9 for BC in Great Lakes.  Some days are better then others.  Sometimes I think well I have two more months and then I realize that he will be leaving for five years. 

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Comment by Brandi (Trey's Mom) on January 31, 2012 at 4:47pm

Hi Tina,

My son will be leaving on 4/9 from Dallas to BC in Great Lakes.    I hear ya girl!   I'm like a sponge, trying to learn all I can about this new adventure that he's going to.  The more I know, the better I feel.   I'm excited, anxious, proud, and more all rolled up in one.   I live in another city than him, so I'm blowing up his email and FB msg with all the info that I'm finding.    He thinks I'm nuts!!  .........  Brandi

Comment by Tina (4/9/12) on January 31, 2012 at 6:31pm

Hey Brandi, I am so excited you commented.  My daughter is in the Army and right now she is in San Antonio, i guess that isn't too far from you.  Any way about our sailors to be, I guess we will gather more moms as we

get closer to departure.  What is his MOS after BC?

Comment by Brandi (Trey's Mom) on January 31, 2012 at 6:49pm

I'm actually in San Angelo, which is about 4 hours from San Antonio.   I'm sending healthy thoughts to daughter in San Antonio.     I'm still learning all the lingo.  What is MOS?  His job?   

Comment by Tina (4/9/12) on January 31, 2012 at 7:18pm

Yes, his job.  I am trying to learn two languages Army and Navy.  And do I catch it when I use the wrong words. It is like which hat do I wear my Army or Navy, it depends on which child is home.

Comment by Brandi (Trey's Mom) on January 31, 2012 at 7:24pm

Ha, good...then, I'm learning the lingo correctly too.     Sit down for this one....he'll be a Damage Controlman.


I'm sure you know what my daily prayers will consist of, huh?!!!   What will your son do?

Comment by Tina (4/9/12) on January 31, 2012 at 7:44pm

Boy, let me see, i know it is a sub and i know it is computers but i don't know much more then that

Comment by Tina (4/9/12) on January 31, 2012 at 9:14pm

Denise, i don't know how to do any of this 

Comment by Anti M on February 1, 2012 at 9:18am

MOS is Army, in Navy-ese that is NEC.

Comment by Tina (4/9/12) on February 1, 2012 at 6:11pm

Hey Anti M, my daughter is in the army and my son just signed up for the Navy.  I know the two branches have two languages but I am in the process of learning them both, thanks for sharing.

Comment by Travis' mom on April 15, 2012 at 10:44pm

HI Ladies - Great to find you- My son is on Ship 07 Div 170 too.  Just received the form letter on Saturday.  He left on Monday 4/9 and PIR is scheudled for 6/1.  He is going to be doing computer electonics on submarines. 


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