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 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.


RTC Graduation

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



Welcome to a new Chapter... or is this a whole new book?

Change is inevitable. Things around us constantly change. Our surroundings, our situations and our friends, at some point change.  No matter how minuscule these changes may be, they will have an effect on how we handle certain situations, how we perceive things in the world and how much respect, love or anger we have. Change many not effect us right away, nonetheless it does and will effect us over time.

However, I don't believe that the fibers of our souls, change. The person we are when the doors are shut and no one is around, that person will always remain. In this facet we never change completely, we merely choose to grow or adapt in subtle ways to our current surroundings and situations.

I've been through many changes in my life, just like most people have. Some good, some bad, some mediocre.  If you've been through an extreme change that you had no control over, you may hold your breath at every fork in the road, afraid to take a chance on something new.  Although if you've always been careful not to make any mistakes and you have planned everything, then eventually you might jump at the chance to make a drastic change. To take that inadvertent side road that popped up out of no where.

Currently I have a huge change lying in front of me. I'm not sure how well I can prepare myself mentally for this. Constantly I wonder, have I done enough research? Will I be supportive enough. Where will we live? How often will we see each other?  All of these questions race through my mind, like a freight train. Very loud and scary at times, yet it screams excitement and adventure at other times. Although it brings a brings a sense of confidence and peace knowing I am not the first to become a... Navy Wife

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Comment by NavyRose on March 20, 2012 at 2:55am
Beautifully put. I am victim of a sleepless night filled with "what ifs", and " will this change our lives?" in so many different ways. I came across this post, and it was exactly what I needed to know that I am not the only one unsure of what lies ahead, yet am comforted in the knowledge that i am not alone in his wonderous new adventure of being a new Navy wife! Maybe we could be friends, thank you for your thoughts, Rosie


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