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.



Amphibious (Gator Navy)


Amphibious  (Gator Navy)

A place were we family members with Sailors on amphibious boats can come and talk ask questions and just hang out.. so anyone out there with a loved one on a amphibious jump on in lets share stories..

Members: 151
Latest Activity: Jul 6, 2023

Discussion Forum

How to Communicate with a Sailor on Ship Deployment

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by 10mileloop Jun 18, 2017. 17 Replies

Tiger Cruise

Started by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors. Last reply by hope4answers Dec 27, 2016. 23 Replies

USS WASP LHD-1(Loved Ones)

Started by NavyWife2011 Mar 14, 2016. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Amphibious (Gator Navy) to add comments!

Comment by Oleander on August 5, 2017 at 12:50pm

Absolutely! I read that news this morning. Prayers being sent.

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on August 5, 2017 at 12:46pm

Please keep the crew of USS Bonhomme Richard in your thoughts and prayers - three Marines are missing after an MV-22 Osprey crashed after launching from the ship off the coast of Australia.  Serious injuries are reported among the 23 rescued. 

Comment by ANTHONY'SMOM on April 9, 2017 at 5:02pm
If it wasn't for you I'd be pulling my hair out ...
One for all and all for one..
Thanks again Kimberly
Comment by ANTHONY'SMOM on April 9, 2017 at 2:16pm
Hi Kimberly .. you've been a great help.. I do *follow the USS CARTER HALL.. I'll definitely go to the ombudsman page ...
Thanks again
Comment by ANTHONY'SMOM on April 9, 2017 at 1:18pm
Kimberly68.. I do have fb .. can you send me the link for the ombudsman Pease..
Thanks for the help
Comment by ANTHONY'SMOM on April 9, 2017 at 9:53am
Yup... he's in the middle of nowhere.. how do i reach out to the ombudsman?
Comment by U2navymom on April 9, 2017 at 9:24am
Is he on a ship? Maybe the Ombudsman can help?
Comment by ANTHONY'SMOM on April 9, 2017 at 8:22am

Hi everyone, I have a slight problem and I need your help.  I mailed out 2 care packages for me son within a month and he never received them.. I just realized that I have the wrong box number on the boxes.. everything else is correct.. Is this a major error on my part or will they still get to him.. he is a little down and out due to a slight injury and I know my gifts of love will pick him up.. what can I do ??

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on March 22, 2017 at 1:51pm

A note to new moms!  Ship communications occasionally enter a condition called "River City," a euphemism for Restricted Communications (RC).  This condition may happen for mundane reasons, i.e. OPSEC (Operations Security) during ship movement, as well as for more serious reasons, like notifying next of kin in the event of a death.  So if you hear "River City," there is not necessarily need for concern.  Just think OPSEC, and wait to hear (don't post about it).   Today's Sailors and their families are used to being a click away, so it's something for everyone to become adjusted to and accept.  Limited online access at sea (Navy Times)

Comment by Oleander on March 7, 2017 at 4:51pm

Thank you Marcy!


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