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 8/25/2022 - 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.



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At 8:22am on August 1, 2022, LeAnn ⚖ said…

Heard more from your son?  I sent you a friend request.


At 11:17pm on July 9, 2022, Q’s Momma said…

Saw your message. Thanks for reaching out. My son called for the first time today and let me tell you it filled me with sooo much joy. Hearing his voice brought on a ton of happy tears! The best part was he is doing so good. In great spirits and really "enjoying" the experience. He likes his bunk mate and told me he doesn't think BC is as hard as he thought it would be. He really likes his RDC and says he's really nice. Warms my heart to know he's doing well.

At 8:02pm on July 7, 2022, Chipmunk said…

You are welcome!  And welcome to the BC Mom group. I see you found where to comment. Also, I see BelovedbyHim is catching up on her personal greetings as well. 

At 4:17pm on July 7, 2022, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. Welcome to the Navy... Everything will be ok!  The First part is some things to do before your SR leaves IF you Can, It’s NOT ESSENTIAL! Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)

At 10:15am on July 6, 2022, Chipmunk said…

AKA-PJ - I see you have joined the TX Moms group, I live north in OK. The state groups are not as active on this site but we have a couple of other TX Moms who just recently joined BC Mom group. Maybe you all can connect. 

Here is the link again for the Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) - Navy For Moms ( - When you join, go to the group page, scroll down past all of the information, past the discussions and then you will find the comment wall. That is where we post all of our daily chatter and more of the members who have been there a while, will see your posts. 

At 9:39pm on July 5, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Good Evening, I saw you were online and came to say hello. I encourage you to go into the settings (in the upper left of this page) and change your username so that it does not include your last name. It is showing up here but also in the URL for your profile page. 

Otherwise, I encourage you to join the Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) - Navy For Moms (  - after you join, be sure to go to the group page, there is a wealth of information there, but go ahead scroll down past that, then past the discussions, and you will come to a comment wall. That is where we do all of our daily chatter and more of the members see any questions posted and will be more likely to reply to you. 

My sailor left 5 years ago in the summer, then had almost 18 months of school and has been out in the fleet now for. I am one of the seasoned moms that stick around and help to answer questions and offer encouragement. 

At 11:50pm on July 2, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.  

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you.  We look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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