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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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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At 6:14pm on April 6, 2016, ProudNavyMama16 said…
Thanks so much !!
At 7:01pm on April 5, 2016, sherrylynn said…
How do I remove myself from. Pir group. I just want to stay on the moms of nukes page
At 8:10pm on April 2, 2016, Catherine said…

Thanks Erin looking forward to connecting with other Navy Moms.  My son left for BC March 29th, and I couldn't be more prouder of him.  This is something he has been wanting for a long time and I am so glad he has followed his heart!!!

At 8:42am on April 1, 2016, Swalonda said…
Thanks Erin! I'm looking forward to my journey as a navy mom and being able to communicate with other moms will help ease the anxiety. :)
At 11:53pm on March 31, 2016, Bentcreek said…
My sun graduates from boot camp tomorrow div 811. I'm so proud
At 1:47pm on March 31, 2016, Veronica said…
Hi my daughter told me about the navy cruise coming up soon and deadline for medical form is April 11th, where can I get the medical form. Please help..
At 9:20pm on March 30, 2016, Josh's Mom said…
My son left yesterday, March 29! I was able to talk with him on his cell phone at both airports. But. I never go that officials call the recruiter told me about. Needless to say, I didn't get any sleep last night. I was really frustrated, but I know he is okay. I've already written a letter and will do so each day until I get an address to mail them to.
At 6:55pm on March 30, 2016, Erin said…

Thank you! I'm thankful this exists :)

At 7:14pm on March 26, 2016, everwick said…

 Thank you for the welcome

At 12:47am on March 26, 2016, Dolphin said…

Thank you for adding me. I have no Idea what to do. My son arrived at RTC March 21st 2016. I just received his box. His recruiter gave me his Ship 04 and Div 812. How do I find other moms who's son/daughter are in same ship and Div? Also are their going to be pictures posted of them through out RTC? 

Thank you so much for any help on what to do next.



At 7:51pm on March 24, 2016, Ma11 said…
Is there a chapel that has the live stream of PIR? I thought I saw something about this here
At 8:21am on March 18, 2016, Dfish1224 said…
Thank you! My son ships to boot in May so I'm trying to get into groups and pages early I'm looking forward to being part of the group!
At 10:23pm on March 17, 2016, Marie said…

Thank you Erin. I am so glad I found this site.

At 10:23pm on March 17, 2016, Marie said…

Thank you Erin. I am do glad I found this site.

At 11:07pm on March 16, 2016, MiaMom said…

Hi Erin! Thank you for the welcome! I look fwd to being part of the community. Our son arrived at boot camp Monday so we are anxious to learn more. The info here is very helpful.

At 9:12pm on March 15, 2016, GaNavyMom said…
Thank you, Erin!
At 6:47am on March 15, 2016, mamamoh70 said…

why..i do not get the answer?

At 10:42pm on March 14, 2016, meesh said…
Hi Erin! Thank you for the welcome! I've changed my username & am excited to connect with all the Navy parents, spouses & significant others. :)
At 9:11pm on March 14, 2016, sparkimom said…

Thank you so much Erin!

At 3:30pm on March 14, 2016, Barkeepmom said…

Hi Erin, thanks so much, this site is just amazing and I have met some really, really wonderful Navy Moms such as myself and I will be on here alot because im definitely gonna need all the support I can get!!!  

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