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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Homecoming! (27)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

my son in the navy

it been a wonderful experience havin my son in the navy.All mom as well as father i explored the same experience with u  i got to see him a…

Started by vigi1214

0 Dec 26, 2013

Flights and Fares

 We hope to help our son get home from Pensacola for the holidays.  Are there flight discounts for Navy?  Where does one begin to search?…

Started by Cihuacoatl77

2 Oct 20, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

New Navy Fiancé - Deployment Questions

Hey everybody! My fiancé is in the navy and recently deployed. This is our first deployment, and I've been left with many questions. I've a…

Started by Molly

3 Aug 13, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

USS Carter Hall when expected to return to port

My son is a marine serving on the Carter Hall.  Are they expec ted to return to port tomorrow?  if so where Please respond onlt=y if approp…

Started by abecrna

1 Feb 19, 2013
Reply by abecrna

USS Iwo Jima wives!

Any one have husbands or family on Iwo Jima, and info on homecoming party?

Started by Elizabeth

3 Oct 15, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant

Home coming

My salior will be coming in february and i am expected to be on the ship from NC then to Norfolk do any one know about it and how it is don…

Started by FN salior Ship Bataan lh 5

2 Dec 30, 2011
Reply by sharon

NAS Lakehurst

Our rescue swimmer is coming home for the holidays and will be visiting extended family in NJ. Just wondering if there is a pool he can use…

Started by Nate's Mom

2 Dec 11, 2011
Reply by Nate's Mom

What Command?

I am trying to sign up for the friends and family site and it says "choose a command". What does that mean. My son is on the USS RR in the…

Started by Gulf Breeze Navy Mom

3 Sep 4, 2011
Reply by lemonelephant

USS Ronald Reagan Homecoming 9/2011

My daughter is an airman on the Ronald Reagan and will be returning home for the first time since January.  I am coming from Rhode Island a…

Started by lizsmom

3 Sep 4, 2011
Reply by Gulf Breeze Navy Mom


When  are they coming in I want to meet my son when he dock in VA in a week 

Started by Tricia

1 Jul 4, 2011
Reply by BunkerQB


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