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.



EMC (SS)'s Discussions (85)

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"The policy has changed greatly since I joined. However I will paste the text from th…"

EMC (SS) replied Nov 29, 2010 to Taking his first step.

2 Dec 10, 2010
Reply by lovemysailor

"Ma'am, You need to get in touch with the Ombudsman (command trained and authorized c…"

EMC (SS) replied Nov 29, 2010 to How do you find out when your sailor returns

4 Nov 30, 2010
Reply by Sweet*Southern*Lady

"CAC card is his military ID. Detailers issue orders so they are the source to the s…"

EMC (SS) replied Oct 26, 2010 to Need info badly, hubby graduated BESS oct. 8th...still no orders:(

5 Oct 27, 2010
Reply by WifeyForLifey!!

"Ma'am, I have already commented back to you on some of the other posts in your threa…"

EMC (SS) replied Oct 26, 2010 to New Navy Wife, Needs Advice please..

1 Oct 26, 2010
Reply by EMC (SS)

"Ma'am, Unless you are under orders the Navy will not pay for your move. You can move…"

EMC (SS) replied Oct 26, 2010 to New Navy wife, please help...

2 Oct 26, 2010
Reply by EMC (SS)

"Ma'am, You should get a hold of his community detailer. He can talk to his Command C…"

EMC (SS) replied Oct 25, 2010 to Need info badly, hubby graduated BESS oct. 8th...still no orders:(

5 Oct 27, 2010
Reply by WifeyForLifey!!

"Norfolk is the biggest naval base we have, so your chances are ok for going there as…"

EMC (SS) replied Aug 18, 2010 to Quatermaster

7 Aug 18, 2010
Reply by Byron

"NUPOC is the program that his OCS is under. Nuke School is NNPTC (Naval Nuclear Powe…"

EMC (SS) replied Aug 15, 2010 to Are Nuke school and the NUPOC program the same thing?

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

"He will also automatically lose base driving privileges for a given period of time a…"

EMC (SS) replied Jun 30, 2010 to confusion

13 Jul 1, 2010
Reply by Edna

"The civilian clothing and advertising doesn't fall under the Navy Manual. Instead it…"

EMC (SS) replied Jun 29, 2010 to Flag etiquette, sailors and women

9 Jul 4, 2011
Reply by lemonelephant


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