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.


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Navy Moms of Discharged Sailors


Navy Moms of Discharged Sailors

If you are the mom of a sailor who has been discharged, or is in the process of being discharged

Members: 113
Latest Activity: Aug 17, 2019

Upgrading Your Discharge RE code

Here is a link for how to upgrade your Military Discharge
Please refer to info at top of ship 17 Moms (now Ship 5) For useful info you may need in helping your recruit.Thank you. Rose

Discussion Forum

health insurance after boot camp med discharge?

Started by RebkangoJJG Jul 29, 2017. 0 Replies

Does anyone know if health insurance is available for those discharged from boot camp for medical reasons? I can't seem to find information regarding this. Continue


Started by Pam Feb 2, 2017. 0 Replies

Re3 hard to get waiver to reenlistContinue

how long does discharge process take

Started by fran40 Aug 12, 2015. 0 Replies

My son is being discharged because he couldn't pass the float test & he could go back in 6 months. I haven't heard from him in 2 weeks. Is this normal? How long does the discharge process take? I…Continue

HELP!!! I am heartbroke for my daughter and dont know how to help

Started by ProudMomma. Last reply by Donielle Strickland Sep 7, 2015. 7 Replies

After being part of the DEP for a year, she finally got to swear in and ship out, She arrived in Great Lakes on Tuesday evening, last night (Thursday) she called. She has been put in segregation and…Continue

ANY info is appreciated

Started by K&D's Mom. Last reply by baglady Jul 2, 2014. 1 Reply

Our daughter(corpsman) who has been in for 3 yrs this past Feb just called to let us know she failed her weight by 1% and is getting discharged.  How long once paperwork was completed for your…Continue

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Comment by Navy Mom on December 7, 2017 at 5:32pm

This may not be the right place to ask this but here goes anyway.  My son was supposed to go to BC on the 5th of Dec.  He was at MEPS had his physical all was well then he decided to mention that he gets migraines.  He has never been medically diagnosed so he never mentioned them before.  He received a DEP Discharge.  He is so upset and really does want to join the Navy is there anything he can do to reenlist?

Comment by Brandi on August 21, 2015 at 4:58pm
My SR has been in SEPS for 3 weeks as Medical keeps screwing up. Can anyone tell me, once he is signed, how long until he comes home? He is the only one left from his group that arrived together.
Comment by LostMomma on August 11, 2015 at 2:20pm

I just received a call from my SR daughter who has been at boot camp for 3 weeks. She said she is being medically separated due to "separation anxiety and depression". She said there were a few kids trying to leave or who have left already and the gave her division a mental health assessment. She said the questions were all very situational like "a woman is walking alone at night in a dark parking lot and a man is walking towards her. You are this woman. How do you feel?" Wouldn't my answer differ from someone who lived in a small town and knew everyone? Or someone who has been through something tragic?

She just got to ship 5. She said she signed papers this morning but it wasn't clear what those were. She also said that she has to meet with mental health on Monday. Her recruiter is saying that whatever the psychiatrist says is what the navy goes on.

Can someone please explain this process? I'm hoping she can explain her answers and somehow prove that she's perfectly capable of being in the Navy.

Comment by Zachysmom on November 7, 2014 at 11:51am
My son came home on Wednesday after being in seps for three weeks. He needed a medical waiver for ADD that he was cleared from 5 years ago. They said he'll be eligible in 6 months to go back to boot camp with the waiver. Does anyone know if there is a specific paper the Dr needs to send/sign or do they just write a letter? I want him to make sure everything is ready to go for his second attempt at boot camp.
Comment by MyLAS (My Lips are SEALed) on August 21, 2014 at 9:43pm

can someone point me to info on admistrative separation.  Are their any benefits?

Comment by Camsproudmom on July 9, 2014 at 10:38am
Christy look for ship 5 seps
Comment by Camsproudmom on July 9, 2014 at 10:04am
christy you can find a great group on Facebook called ship 5 everyone in the group as or has had a loved one in seps. You can bet info & support in this group.
Comment by Camsproudmom on April 24, 2014 at 7:13pm
Wondering the chances of reenlisting with an E8? The chances of getting back in?
Comment by momofcct on November 11, 2013 at 10:18am

i'm a member on the fb site that supports families dealing w/this topic. i retained a civilian mil. atty., as i couldn't trust the mil system alone to give my son a fair shot. glad to see this group also and i hope to go to the prayer portion on this site too.

Comment by angelarm39 on August 27, 2013 at 7:21pm

i am in Charleston now and due to depression they have started the administrative separation that can be finalized as early as 3 weeks,because the sooner i get him to NC,he will start feeling better.


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