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.



All Discussions Tagged 'medical' (13)

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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

Dental Question - Braces / Retainers

May seem trivial to some - but important to us. Can my son bring his retainers to BC or will they issue him another set?  He only wears the…

Started by d4w

5 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

Freaking out just a bit...

My son called tonight. He's only 9 days in and he called to get me to email a statement about ADD he was diagnosed with back in 4th grade a…

Started by Marixi

8 Apr 2, 2015
Reply by Jennifer

Medical Separation

My son was told the first week of January that he has a minor medical problem. 3 specialist visits and a cat scan and he was told it was fo…

Started by tjhannick

0 Apr 23, 2014

Medical waiver for blood pressure on medication

Good morning! Can anyone tell me of someone who successfully received a medical waiver to enlist while already on blood pressure medication…

Started by Caroline

17 Jan 3, 2011
Reply by Craig

MEPs and withholding information

Hi. I created this accept for my mom but I decided to get on because I have a few questions. I'm in DEP and supposed be shipping out in Jan…

Started by Lynn rosado

2 Oct 5, 2010
Reply by Craig

Navy Doc Voted Best Resident of 2009

Release Date: 8/18/2009 By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica Pounds PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- The Council of Emergency Medici…

Started by Navy for Moms Admin

0 Aug 20, 2009

Carl Vinson Corpsmen Send Medical Books to Doctors Overseas, Help Improve Quality of Life

Carl Vinson Corpsmen Send Medical Books to Doctors Overseas, Help Improve Quality of Life 2/25/2009 By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Cl…

Started by Navy for Moms Admin

1 Feb 25, 2009
Reply by Joyce Tucson Mom

Kicking the Habit: Service Members Fight Tobacco Addiction

From - a little late in adding this as this was published a few weeks ago but I still think it's relevant to post for those of you…

Started by Navy for Moms Admin

2 Feb 1, 2009

Family Leave Rules include military families

Family leave rules tighten; military families eligible By Stephanie Armour, USA TODAY The government is set Monday to unveil a significan…

Started by carols_kitchen

2 Nov 16, 2008
Reply by carols_kitchen


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