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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.





Group for those who have loved ones in the engineering field. DC, EM, EN, EOD, GSE/GSM, HT, IC, MM, MR

Members: 222
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2020

Discussion Forum


Started by A and B Jun 17, 2017. 0 Replies

Looking for general information on this position? Whats the work schedule look like?


Started by EricakK81. Last reply by A and B Jun 17, 2017. 1 Reply

Hello,My fiance is going to be an engineman and well he only knows very little at this point.  Im' just curies if someone can give me some details about this position.  Is he going to be gone a lot? …Continue


Started by gsetexasmom Oct 19, 2015. 0 Replies

Are there any parents who will have a son'daughter with the rate of GSE starting A school at Great Lakes on 10/26/15?

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Comment by Angela on February 11, 2019 at 10:12am
Hello. My daughter signed up for EM. I was wondering if there are any other females going through EM A school?
Comment by blackbirdmom on January 8, 2019 at 5:08pm

My son-in-law is a GSE, stationed at Pearl Harbor on the Chung Hoon. He and my daughter have been there for a little over a year.

Comment by Phoenixmom on January 8, 2019 at 3:52pm

I believe he is going to stay with the "Big Stick" he said they have not mentioned about linking him to something else. But I do Know in 2021 he may be heading to Washington.

Comment by Phoenixmom on January 8, 2019 at 3:49pm

Hi Texas Sailor Mom, My Son is also a EM3 he is stationed in SD Coronado Island. He went straight there after A school and is on the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Comment by Texas Sailor Mom on January 8, 2019 at 2:18pm

Hello, my sailors' rate is an  EM and stationed in Annapolis, Maryland. He was on the Carl Vinson for several years before in Coronado, CA.  Love to hear from everyone also.

Comment by Amie on November 23, 2018 at 10:54pm
Our son was shipped out 11/14/18 with a MOS as an EM. Got the call, the box & now waiting PIR date. Not sure what to expect from this MOS.
Comment by Phoenixmom on July 19, 2018 at 11:10am

Good Morning Folks, was wondering what it would take to get this site started up once again. I see we have many fields/rate under this site and I am looking to find others who may have a Loved One either staitoned on North Island (Coronado) or who may be a EM (Electricians Mate) or any field on this site. Maybe I can be of assistance to you as well you to me. I know this site hase been really quite and would like to maybe get it started up as we have many New folks with Loved ones who may have questions. Thank You!

Comment by Phoenixmom on December 13, 2017 at 2:06pm
Comment by Phoenixmom on December 13, 2017 at 2:06pm

Ocean Blue my son is attending A school in great lakes google his rate and so much info will pop up.

Comment by Phoenixmom on December 13, 2017 at 2:00pm

Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbies

you will be able to find navy job ratings on this page. welcome to the group. you also may want to join Great Lakes A School Q&A


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