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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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.


Lisa(Maxs mom)
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At 8:15pm on August 17, 2009, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hey Lisa, hope that we will get to meet you at the picnic on Saturday!
At 2:28pm on July 23, 2009, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hey Lisa! Welcome to the site and I wanted to let you know that we have a group here for GA families, just go to GROUPS and enter Georgia and you will find a 150 plus families just waiting on you! They are from all over the state - including Cumming area. We will be having a picnic on August 22nd in Marietta - perhaphs you can bring the family and come meet everyone!
At 11:13pm on July 20, 2009, Jeanette said…
Hi Lisa,

My son Nick is also at Camp Pendleton and with the 1st Marine division. He went thru FMTB and graduated earlier this year. Right now he's working in the BAS and then goes on all of the maneuvers with his marines. They're already calling him "Doc". He's supposed to be deployed to Afganistan this fall, but I'm trying not to think about it. We're lucky because we live in Northern CA so when they get leave he tries to drive home. Welcome and feel free to ask questions if you have any. This is a great site!
At 1:47pm on July 20, 2009, Lisa(Maxs mom) said…
Thanks! I think this is sooo great! My son is a corpsman at Camp Pendleton. He is fmtb and is attached to the 1st Marine Division. He is just 19 and has been in a year and I miss him like crazy! He will be home in 2 days for a week and then in September he is supposed to go to Afghanistan. Don't know how I will survive that...I have a nephew who is EOD and has been in for 3 years. He is a 1st class now and will be going back to Iraq in October...only 10 days after he gets married...with both of them deployed I am afraid I will lose my mind with do moms handle it? Lisa

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