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.



Hi moms, here's a new video from Rear Admiral Robin Braun. Who is she you ask? RDML Braun is our spokesperson. This site is very near and dear to her heart. She's a mom and served as the Navy as Deputy Commander at Navy Recruiting Command in Millington, TN. She's been in the Navy for 27 years, currently in the Navy Reserve. RDML Braun is a pilot and has flown the Navy's big aircraft like DC-9s and EC-130Qs (for her full background, see the link below). You may see more from her from time to time at events and on the site. Several of our members have had a chance to get to know her. Hopefully, as this site continues to grow and our events spread around the country she'll be able to join in again.

This video is part of a series. Next to come is one dedicated to A/C School. Hopefully, it will give you some insight so you'll know what your Sailors can expect in their next training position. Look for a poll to hit the site in the next few months. We'll be asking you for additional video topics.

Here is her bio on

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Comment by 5339kim on May 30, 2013 at 10:34pm

Thank-you Admiral Bruan. Today wasn't a good day for me because all I could think about was my son. But you made me feel a lot better.

Comment by Rosemary on May 25, 2013 at 10:56am

Lord help me! I just watched the welcome to Navy video by RDM L Braun and I'm already blubbering! Yep, I'm going to need some tissues at PIR. :/

Comment by eileencham on May 22, 2013 at 1:24am

I am so sad that my daughter has chosen to not have me come to PIR.  it breaks my heart that she doesn't want me there.

Comment by Nizzi929 on May 7, 2013 at 8:57pm
I am a new to Navy Moms. My daughter completing her second week of boot camp. I am looking forward to sharing her special moment at the graduation ceremony. I am so proud of my daughter and her decision to serve in the Navy.
Comment by Henry on March 11, 2013 at 2:09pm

I am new to Navy for moms but my son is now over 3 years in. I am so proud

of him and cant believe how much he has grown and is so gratefull for the freedom and

what we are blessed to have in this county. This film brought tears to my eyes as I

remembered the anxiety and how amazing the graduation ceremony was, even though it was

in January and what a blizzard!!!!!  My son will be doing his 2nd deployment this year I pray for all of our enlisted men and women and God bring them home safe. Best to all of you.

Comment by Icelsa(Marcusmom) on February 7, 2013 at 10:04pm

Thank you so much, I'm new to this site, my son left for boot camp just today,  he's in Chicago now, now we wait for the first call. I'm so proud of him and I'm happy that he has so many to support him, thank you.

Comment by Sher on July 30, 2012 at 9:10am

Thank you so much...I need tissue now! :)

Comment by Tylersmom on April 19, 2012 at 7:07pm

Thank you.  I am so proud of my son but tears still keep coming in my eyes, I know that this a good thing that my son is doing and it is what he wants.  I am so happy that there is such a support system not only for my family but my son.

Comment by shirleyblack52 on April 19, 2012 at 9:59am

any updates on ship 02 div 924  PIR  04/27/2012

Comment by Sam's Mom on March 14, 2012 at 9:23pm

Thank you..

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