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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For family members of Sailors in Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces.

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Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2014

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Comment by Billy'smom on September 24, 2012 at 3:19pm

Billy got his marksman award too...does that mean he did not do will in ET school or did he do something wrong????


Comment by judith ann on September 24, 2012 at 12:51pm

Yeah Billys mom I know what you mean!!! My son was to be working on a ships painting and such well that went out the window he is now MSRON 2 a gunners mate.He was very good at marksmenship,he handles a gun well!!!He is now being deployed to Africa for 6 mos or so. I do not know what to tell you just keep your chin up he will be fine mine survived MS.He is doing good and enjoys it so far.Good Luck MOM!!

Comment by Billy'smom on September 24, 2012 at 12:16pm

My son just graduated from A school as an ET and now he is being sent to MS for combat training for MSRON 3 in San Diego.  Could someone tell me how he got from being a "geek squad" to a combat person?  And maybe give me a little informatoin on what this position entails.  Thanks


Comment by Vivian and Glen H. on September 10, 2012 at 5:10pm

All - I haven't been on here in quite a while - it's good to see our MSRON family growing!  Welcome to the group and thanks for joining.  I'd encourage all of you continue to reach out to families of your loved ones who are part of the same MSRON unit.  Just keep in mind it's probably prudent to not post specifics such as unit movements, specific locations and certainly anything about their weapons, mission or equipment - anything that the Navy themselves haven't chosen to make public.  Once they announce, however, like in a press release that a unit has deployed or returned from deployment, no problem.  Sometimes I'm more apt to share info by email than posting it here on this public domain website.  As a Navy Dad, I obviously don't have any classified information - but I'm still hesitant to just give out much info about the unit without knowing who I'm talking to.

Comment by fallinan on September 5, 2012 at 10:35pm

What do you know of Kuwait? Is there anyway that the sailors can email or skype?


Comment by Karen on August 19, 2012 at 9:34pm
Are there any other moms who have daughters in any of the MSRON squadrons?
Comment by Karen on August 19, 2012 at 10:34am
Hi Moms. My daughter is in MSRON 2. She is a Gunner's Mate, and she also did the combat training in MS. She has been in VA since the end of May. To my knowledge, she is the only female gunner in MSRON 2.
Comment by Chemung8 on August 19, 2012 at 9:49am

Looks like your sons are further along than mine - he is still on hold at Great Lakes until next Friday.  We had thought he would get time off before Gulfport but not so.  Do they all get time off before heading to Virginia?

Comment by judith ann on August 18, 2012 at 10:07pm

Yes Trish I am Travis V mom Judy He did talk of some one from Iowa He will be home this next weekend for 12 days.


Comment by fallinan on August 18, 2012 at 9:21pm

We live in Iowa. Michael is almost done with Gulfport. Batmomof3 and Judith Ann, it sounds like like your sons are one of the 14 doing MSRON. Am I right on that? I wonder if they are hanging out together.


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