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


Sean the Sailors Mom
  • Female
  • Peotone, IL
  • United States

Sean the Sailors Mom's Friends

  • Roni
  • NaVyMoMmA
  • gracie21
  • FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

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Profile Information

A little about me:
My 18 year old son is going to BC in May.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
No experience thus far.

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At 3:45pm on July 9, 2013, Prime's Mom said…

Hello Sean the Sailor's Mom  Yesterday was my birthday and my biggest wish came true , my son called to say "Mom I have a really great present for you I am officially a United States Sailor Happy Birthday Mom!"  But you know what I didn't feel like crying, my heart smiled the biggest bestest proudest GRIN it had in Quite some time.  After some much needed chatter between us I finally felt the peace I had been waiting for and it is glorious and good!!  now it is graduation.. I simply cannot wait!!!!!  The other nice present was you Sean the Sailor's MOM.  It was nice to feel that connection between us moms who think alike.  Thank you! Iffin your son is graduating this Friday the 12 then I hope to see you there. If not than I will meet up with you again on NAVY FOR MOMS !!!! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS!!!!

At 10:29am on July 8, 2013, trudy1522 said…

Sean the Sailors Mom: Thank you! They will be stronger due to this experience, but it was hard to be the loved ones at home! Enjoy your phone call that should happen today! Prayers are with you and your family too! My SR is also a Shawn...just spelled differently!

At 7:33pm on June 30, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Hi, since you have an SR at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted". I see you have joined San Antonio MA's; the discussion, Break down week by week, will let you know what happens at NTTC Lackland (San Antonio). MA is a rating very dear to my heart since my Sailor is an MA. You will also want to join MAA Moms. Other groups to check out are New MAA Mom's (it has not been very active) and Security Sailors (it is not as active and includes loved ones of Sailors from other ratings as well). The Rating Information Card for MA can be found at Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 1:30pm on May 15, 2013, gracie21 said…  This is the facebook site I mentioned.

At 9:08pm on May 13, 2013, Sean the Sailors Mom said…
My son left for boot camp today. Worst day of my life!!!!!!!!

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