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 - 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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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.



As of 8/24, I have a Sailor!!!!!!!!!

We are now in week 8 since he left home and I will get to see him, hug him, and spend some time with my Sailor son in just 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can hear in his voice that he has grown up and changed. It will be a bitter sweet time for me. In my eyes, he will ALWAYS be my Baby boy, but to the rest of the world, he is a Sailor and will spend 24/7 for the next 8 years, at least, helping to protect our country and freedoms.

From Great Lakes, we head to Goose Creek for 18 months of Nuke school and from there, we head to a sub. Yes, WE. Our family is a close family and what affects one, affects all 4. We will all go through Nuke school and on the sub with our Sailor in our special way.












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Comment by Izzy/Claudia'sMom on August 29, 2012 at 6:59am

Congratulations to your son and family. How wonderful that the end of the bootcamp journey is in sight. I can't wait for mine to get there...

Comment by Worried Mama Ship14/Div300 on August 29, 2012 at 8:09am

Congratulation to you, your son and your family! Our family is extremely close as well, and noone seems to understand when one of us does something we ALL do it. Thats just the way it is, and I totally get it when you say that you will ALL be going through Nuke school. Cant imagine it being any other way! Our son becomes a sailor (fingers crossed!) on 09/21 and that day cannot come fast enough. I get teary just thinking of seeing him walk through those doors. I hear the maturity in his voice on the phone calls as well - and it almost saddens me that the boy I sent off is now changed. But its a good change, and I am so so proud of him - of all "our" sailors for dedicating their lives and following their dreams. best wishes to you and your family as you set sail on your next journey. There is nothing like family - God Bless!

Comment by SailorB-Man,Ship3,Div330 on August 29, 2012 at 12:26pm

Congratulations to you and your family. Give that Sailor a hug from all us families waiting to hug our sailors. :)

Comment by kdmac1 on August 29, 2012 at 2:35pm

Congratulations to you and your new Sailor.  It is a very exciting time.  

Comment by sandi (Ship12,DIV321) on August 29, 2012 at 7:51pm

Congratulations to your sailor !!!!!!!

Comment by Leisa Ship13 Div309 Grad 9-28 on August 29, 2012 at 8:19pm

OH MY GOODNESS!  HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!  That feeling has to be overwhelming to get that call.  I can hardly wait as WorriedMama says mine will be a sailor 9/28 Fingers Crossed also.  What a whole new world this decision he has made has given me and I love it, I dont think i realized the impact it would have until after he was gone...cause as you know all we thought about before they left was "they are leaving and how so very sad we are"...but now it all turns around and we are beaming with pride..SO BIG CONGRATS TO YOU!!!


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