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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Misperceptions about Navy life (24)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Captain's Mast or NJP

Ma'am,Captain's Mast is the Navy term for Non-judicial Punishment (NJP). This is used when a Sailor is in violation of the Uniform Code of…

Started by EMC (SS)

9 Aug 28, 2019
Reply by ishma

Going Undesignated

Ma'am, I wanted to clarify what it means to be undesignated. Many people will tell you that it is a horrible thing. I wanted to dispel this…

Started by EMC (SS)

25 Aug 6, 2017
Reply by Kristi

Life in the Navy

I have seen several posts about what life will be like in the Navy. I would like to give you my personal take on the situation. 1) It is th…

Started by EMC (SS)

33 Apr 24, 2017
Reply by momto navymat

Sailor in need of medical attention

My daughter is an active duty sailor.  Long story short, she broke a foot and is getting no medical attention.  How can this be?  How can I…

Started by LemonBasil

2 Apr 20, 2017
Reply by Amberrose

My only son is considering becoming a Naval Officer. I am not excited. UPDATED 7-19-14 I am now very excited.

Tthis is my first post.I raised a wonderful intelligent young man. I knew with his honors College background he would do something remarkab…

Started by isupportmyson

25 Dec 18, 2016
Reply by StacyLO

Not sure if I'm getting the truth.

My step-daughter, with whom I have a great relationship (most of the time), is stationed on a carrier in San Diego.  I know she hates being…

Started by eli51354

5 Dec 1, 2016
Reply by tina


Are there any sailors that are moms and is enlisted and active duty? I have already taken my asvab waiting for dates for bootcamp but now I…

Started by SoonToBeNavyWife

0 Aug 18, 2016

Hold You Back

I don't understand why the Navy won't let you move when you rate for a job that you qualify for. It seem like they hold you back from progr…

Started by Sweetsan

11 Aug 24, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

"Whole Person Concept" - it's not just your exam scores that get you advanced, it's your Final Multiple Score (FMS).

The FMS is a "Whole Person Concept" approach that considers your exam score along with other factors to ensure the right Sailors are advan…

Started by CryptoDad

2 Aug 12, 2015
Reply by Buckeyebill


Advancement opportunity is based on two primary factors - vacancies in your rating (quotas) and your Final Multiple Score (FMS) in compari…

Started by CryptoDad

0 Mar 31, 2015


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