This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

FIRST TIME HERE?

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED. 

NO MASK, NO ENTRY

**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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Navy.com Para Familias

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

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Starting a Navy Moms Monthly Dinner

Starting a dinner group is terribly complicated (NOT!)

(1) Pick the day and ONE restaurant.  Mondays are ususally slow.  I picked Olive Garden because almost everyone likes Italian & it's reasonably priced.  Pick a place that's easy to find.

(2) Put the first nine dinners on the Event Calendar & keep at least 6 out there afterwards.  Fill in ALL the blanks & add a map link (GoogleMaps is built in).

(3) POST, POST, & POST. Talk it up.  Use an eye-catching picture to be a "logo" (e.g. our Westie with the hat).

(4) Make it clear that folks can arrive late, leave early, bring guests, & don't need to dress up.  It must be easy, easy. We have "social time" for the first 30 minutes so no one is "late."

(5) DO ask for RSVPs on the event page.  You'll know how many chairs you need and if it's ok to cancel on a rainy night.

(6) DON'T change the date or place for at least nine months, even better for a year.  It takes folks time to "internalize" the new group and create the habit of coming.  As the group meets, the "bedrock" members will guide changes (e.g. after 9 months, we began to rotate among 4 restaurants, but they're within 2 blocks so it didn't affect driving habits).

Just jump in and do it!  You'll have fun and meet people!  Be sure to see the local recruiter & offer to buy him a meal the first time he attends.  OPTIONAL: I created business cards with space for moms to write a phone number.  We all have some & hand them to prospective newbies (give 'em to the recruiter too).

Good luck and let me know if I can help.  Hugs! k.

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Comment by Anti M on June 6, 2011 at 3:36pm
LOL, almost everyone likes Olive Garden. I sure hate the place.
Comment by navy25 on June 11, 2011 at 1:17pm
That would be a good idea Ill finally get to use the $25 Gift Certificate that a friend gave me on XMAS lol there is one close to my home and I have not been there yet  LOL:) Our New Jersey Group had a Luncheon Get Together in April  and we had a great time those of Us who attended to meet finally and we all brought something for Our Deployed Sailors and Our Group Navy Mom mailed it out to them the unit was so Happy to receive their Easter Package

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