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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



School and Education Forum (148)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Enlisted Sailor - what college options?

Our daughter is just finishing her 2nd year as an enlisted sailor. Now she tells us she wants to go for a "paid administrative leave" so sh…

Started by californianavymom

0 Oct 20, 2023

Travel during A School in Pensacola Flordia

My son has just started A school in Pensacola Flordia and I would like to fly him to our grandparents house in North Carolina where we will…

Started by Shannon

2 May 24, 2019
Reply by AM2(aw) nick

ATT failure

My son failed his last test in ATT by 3 points. What happens to a sailor if they do not get thru ATT?

Started by Karen

0 Jan 8, 2019

A-School in Pensicola Florida

New to and would like some information about A School and what to expect.  Anyone with some insight on this would be greatl…

Started by misslaura

13 Mar 20, 2018
Reply by Carol

Moving to live with Husband during A school

Hi there! My husband is currently in bootcamp, and then will be at A school for ACEF, leaning towards ET. If he goes ET I was going to move…

Started by Madison

2 Feb 3, 2018
Reply by John and Yvonne

ODS School

So I am new to the Navy Life, my son will be attending ODS school in July. Graduation is in August. My question do they have a big to do fo…

Started by Wendy

8 Feb 2, 2018
Reply by Wendy

Are Nuke school and the NUPOC program the same thing?

I don't know if this is a stupid question, but is the nuke school that people talk about the same as the NUPOC program?Is it different if y…

Started by A Lady and Her Officer

3 Jan 9, 2018
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

College classes on-line

My sailor is in Japan and would like to start taking college classes on line.  The information he keeps getting is pushing him towards a ce…

Started by Momof2

2 Nov 16, 2017
Reply by Momof2

Kids TV Show Shows Life Aboard an Aircraft Carrier

I am with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and I work for STEM in 30, a TV show geared at middle school students. I thought…

Started by jessicaSmithsonian

4 Oct 18, 2017
Reply by jessicaSmithsonian

New Web Tuition Assistance Automation Significantly Speeds Approval Process

Any Sailor not taking advantage of Tuition Assistance (TA) while on active duty is throwing away $4000 a year. Fro…

Started by CryptoDad

0 Jun 27, 2017


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