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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Comment by encourager on July 29, 2013 at 3:47pm

Hey congrats to the new admins.  Hopefully you are fully acclimated to the position.  Sylvia

Comment by tinky on June 20, 2012 at 10:26pm

Make sure you remember the tolls for the roads.  Discovered after the fact that it is best to buy the toll pass from the rental car company.  We learned the hard way.


Comment by tinky on June 20, 2012 at 10:22pm

My husband, older son and I went to our Sailor's graduation.  It was incredible and I would encourage all family members to do anything they can to attend.  A woman my husband works with us suggested a hotel that was very close to the base.  will try to find the name.  However, make sure you get there early.  It took an incredibly long time to get through security.  And then I couldn't find Sam because they all looked alike!!  Fortunately, my older son has good eyes and found him.

Comment by carol on November 27, 2011 at 10:34pm

Welcome Rita.  Thank you to your son for serving.  Make sure you try to go to the PIR (the graduation from Boot Camp).  It is fantastic!  You will find lots of support here.  Check out the Boot Camp site. 

Comment by carol on July 5, 2011 at 8:36pm

Sorry, we were close enough to drive.  I don't remember which motel we stayed in.  They all blurr in my mind :)

However, it is worth the price to see your sailor and enjoy the time with him.  Take lots of tissues, and a good camera.

Comment by lhinchliffe on July 5, 2011 at 7:23pm

Thank you so much! And Oh yes, we are sure going to that. Trying to find a good deal on hotel and flights now! And rental car! It sure is not cheap either!!! Any suggestions??

Comment by carol on July 5, 2011 at 7:12pm
Congrats to your son.  I hope that you are going to PIR.  It is Wonderful!!!!
Comment by lhinchliffe on July 5, 2011 at 5:38pm
I am learning alot through this site. My son left for boot camp on June 20,2011. Ship 10 Div 259. He is graduating on August 12th. I am so excited to see him and we are all so very proud of him!
Comment by Angel of Freedom on February 13, 2011 at 6:28pm

Hi ladies!

Is it possible for your to remove the things I put on group pages that are visible to the public?  Most of it is OK but there are a few places that would be better left off public view.  Tthank you.  Betty

Comment by Lindeesmom43 on January 26, 2011 at 12:51pm

this is a wonderful sight. I am very grateful for it. My daugher leaves Octover 25. I look forward to the support. I have alot of questions and am still learning now to use this sight but wanted to say thank you to all you out there for having this available.

God is in all of you


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