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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Sailor Mom Stories (65)

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Missing sailor

We are searching for our grandson, Tom Manning, 18 years old, who served on USS Ronald Reagan this year.  We haven't heard from him in many…

Started by janmc

0 Dec 20, 2022

From Boy to Man

Before joining the Navy my son was kind of on the shy side. He was interverted and played video games non-stop. When he spoke to people he…

Started by Kimberly Joy

17 Mar 17, 2022
Reply by Chipmunk

Fleet Lifestyle

Who  son or Daughter on the fleet on USS Mobile Bay CG-53 in San Diego? What is it like there and how the whole ordeal there including depl…

Started by Sharon

0 Jan 5, 2022

My son was promoted to Lieutenant and graduated Med. School all in the same day!

Mom brag...My son was promoted to Lieutenant yesterday while also graduating Med School. He is headed to San Diego Naval Hospital where he…

Started by Wendy

4 May 24, 2021
Reply by Wendy

Son Having Second Thoughts

My son graduated boot camp in May.  He went to school at Norfolk.  He has been in Mayport for a little over two months.  I have received te…

Started by susud1700

7 Sep 20, 2019
Reply by susud1700

Looking for other NJ moms....NY is good too!!!

It seems like NJ and NY moms are hiding somewhere out here...I would love to connect to other moms in my area!!! My son left for BC on July…

Started by RoseRed Ship 12 Div 306

7 Aug 16, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Still O.K , with his decision to become a Sailor

FYI, spoke to my son Jeremy, Yesterday , from Division 317,  after 3 weeks in boot camp, and after receiving a letter from him. I was so re…

Started by LadyBug3

2 Sep 6, 2017
Reply by LadyBug3

Coming Home!

My son is a Naval Officer and about done with his first D.  We are beyond EXCITED to see him and experience a once in a life time adventure…

Started by NavyMarineMum

2 Aug 11, 2017
Reply by Laura

My son shocked my in-laws at their 50th Anniversary Party

My son was supposed to be at sea for my in-laws 50th Anniversary Party. Little did they know.... So much fun!

Started by Tina Tim's Mom

1 Aug 11, 2017
Reply by Laura

Need Suggestions to Enhance my Son's Interest in Naval Forces

Hi! I belong to a military family. My father was retired army personnel. He had also participated in soviet war. My brothers are also servi…

Started by Norene Ehrgott

3 May 15, 2017
Reply by SWAF


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