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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All Discussions Tagged 'housing' (10)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Sasebo Japan

Does anyone have information on off base housing in  Sasebo Japan. My son will be there soon.  Any neighborhoods to stay away from? What is…

Started by Stephanie

1 Aug 4, 2018
Reply by Anti M

Question about housing for Nuke A-School!

Hey! So my husband will graduate from bootcamp in mid-March and then we will be headed to Charleston for his Nuke schooling. I've been tryi…

Started by Tiffany

2 Feb 1, 2017
Reply by Anti M

New Navy Wife Has MANY Questions!

Ok, I'm new to the whole Navy thing. My husband just left for basic training on March 16 and is going into the nuke program. We will be hea…

Started by Courty311

21 Nov 16, 2015
Reply by Baby J's Mom

Pet Policy on Military Housing??

Hello everyone, My husband is leaving for Basic Training in less than three months and I am a planner so I have a concern regarding our pet…

Started by Lizzie_Corpsmanwife

2 Nov 22, 2013

BAH and GI Bill

Hello everyone, I am sure the answer is already one here somewhere but I couldn't find it so I wanted to ask anyway. I wasn't sure how BAH…

Started by Knicky (Ship14Div351)

0 Jul 21, 2013

Housing Questions

I understand that my sailor will get a BHA and that when he gets his orders after A-School we will be moving. I am curious as to what goes…

Started by SunshineDancerr

3 Apr 15, 2013

Is there such a thing as too much support?

I need a little advice... My husband just found out he's going to C school right after he finishes A school.  Which is great!  While he was…

Started by navywifer87

14 Sep 27, 2011

Single Mother Wanting to Enlist

Im not sure if anyone else has ever written about this before, but I am a 23y single mother and I am in the process of setting everything u…

Started by pld5zf

11 Jun 20, 2011
Reply by Anti M

Housing housing housing, what a mess!

Okay, here's the situation.   My fiancee's ship will be moved into their barracks (guess they've been on a waiting list for like...EVER!) s…

Started by ronspatricia

29 Apr 27, 2011
Reply by Anti M

Any Navy Wives in Camp Lejeune, NC?

Hello!   I'm going to be moving in to married housing with my husband, a corpsman at Camp Lejeune, early next year. I would love to hear fr…

Started by waiting4chris

2 Dec 13, 2010
Reply by waiting4chris


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