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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At 10:47am on November 27, 2008, carols_kitchen said…
Great meeting you last night! Love this N4M.
Do you have your sailor over at 510 yet? We are just 2 doors down--is that now great?
At 4:36pm on November 17, 2008, carols_kitchen said…
Melody--you still going to be at the Villas? We arrive there on the 24th. Think we have about 16 of our sailor's friends coming over to eat! He said he didn't care if they all had to sit on the floor "we're all guys!"
Come look for us.
At 12:02am on October 30, 2008, Pat L. in IL said…
Melody, I was sending Jeanne a note and saw your post. Does your son know that he can get an extra 5 days of leave if he agrees to work with his recruiter for those days? My son is doing this when he comes home from GC for Christmas. I think that all they have to do is contact their recruiter to make arrangements. Didn't mean to be nosy but wanted you to be aware of this little "perk". Pat
At 7:33pm on June 5, 2008, Gulf Coast Mom said…
Thanks Kelly - I have not talked to Jeremy this week. Was going to give him a few days before bugging him. Sounds like he will be a week ahead of your son. Last week they saw their classrooms, met instructors, and got a school supply list. When I talked to him Sunday afternoon, he told me they had to get a certain calculator and had a worksheet to complete so that they would be able to use the calculator - could not be a graphing calculator like he used in high school/college as they store info and they are not allowed to have anything stored. He is the "activities director" for their class so has to know what is going on on base and around the community as far as community service, sports, etc. He has not said anything about breaks and Christmas. Keep in touch. Melody
At 9:48pm on April 26, 2008, AngiePNMx2 said… asked to take pictures of the choir at PIR this weekend 4/25...The choir was to the side of us and had thier backs to us this is only picture I could get and it isn't very good. sorry
At 9:34pm on April 23, 2008, AngiePNMx2 said…
Thanks for your thoughts and well wishes! I am so excited that I can hardly sit.
At 1:09am on April 20, 2008, Gulf Coast Mom said…
Jane - He said that the 8 or 9 guys from his division had met with a nuke chief. Evidently the chief explained the three different jobs then had them sign up for a first and second choice. Jeremy said they would have liberty Friday, Saturday and Sunday, would spend Monday packing and getting things together, then leave for SC sometime Tuesday. Said the rest of the week would be orientation, then they would start class the next Monday, the 19th. Said he was "so ready to start school". They evidently also picked roommates. Is Corbin an Eagle Scout? That is about all he said, other than he would probably be calling Friday - I'm still waiting. Keep me posted. My number is 228-864-3118 pretty much after 4:00, cell - 228-697-7813. Keep me posted.
At 9:05am on March 13, 2008, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome Melody:
We are so glad to have you! Thank you for joining us! When you have a chance, please check out the forums and groups. Let me know if you have any questions or comments about the website.
PS- I like your proudest moment :)

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