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 9:02pm on August 30, 2010, Cristina said…
Yea I've Heard That It Is A Great Place To Be At. And Im Hoping It Will Be Fun, SInce Ive Never Been To The East Coast. :)
I Know Im Nervous But At The Same Time Excited I Dont Know If I Will Be Able To Sleep Tonight.
Where Are You Flying In From.
At 12:11pm on August 29, 2010, Cristina said…
TMS Im So EXCITED I Cant Sleep, Plus Im Also Waiting For My Call,
He Leaves Tuesday After Graduation, And Yes He Will Come Get Me So
We Can Move To Charleston
At 2:17am on August 28, 2010, Cristina said…
Hello. Yes I Am Going To PIR. Cant Wait.
Are You?
My Husband Is Also Going To South Carolina For A School,
Everything Is Going Pretty Good, Just Waiting For My Call
Its Seems Like It Is Taking Forever.
How About You How Are You Doing?
At 5:43pm on August 1, 2010, Terri(Machinist Mate Mom) said…
Hi. My son Rob is in Ship 11 Div. 296. Its nice to see someone else in his division. We have received one letter from him other than the formal letter. Are you booking your air and hotel now? Did your son say how long they have off after graduation??
At 11:11am on July 29, 2010, jennifer sh 11 div 296 9/2 said…
Hi Tms,What area of Wv are you from?We have been to Ohio a few times and love itDo you have a son or daughter in Bc?
Here is the RTC Public Affairs # 1-847-688-2405 .You just give them the div #.They will tell you if the group is grad and go.
At 11:40am on July 23, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the featured forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community.
Also, check out this OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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