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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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

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Comment by Elane on February 7, 2009 at 5:24pm
I think the passport application's we have from the post office say $85 plus the cost of picture and any copy of birth certificates you need to prove you are whom you say you are. I had one years ago when I lived in Germany courtesy of the USAF but it's long expired. if you need it Express mailed it's even more.
can't get my son to send pix either or even take them while he's at various ports. So I too am envious that you can get them posted.
Comment by Elane on February 6, 2009 at 7:50pm
I'll echo that of BIG Babies... I think the husband is worse than the son. and of course the world does not even slow down when we are sick..
Good luck with your vacation..did I say that out loud.. good luck with your moving a friend.
Comment by Elane on February 3, 2009 at 6:22pm
what is "cranking" that I've seen mentioned in several places?
Comment by Elane on February 1, 2009 at 8:05pm
My son is out to sea.. the little I hear from him is he's surviving. His biggest line of converstation right now is that his game system he had with quit working and is out of warranty so he's shipping it to me to take to where we got the extended warranty.. who know when the military mail will get it to me. I hope he takes pictures of the places he gets to I will most likely never see them any other way. I miss not be able to pick up my cell and ring his for any chat! But 1 mo down and 5-8 to go?
Comment by Elane on January 19, 2009 at 6:50pm
"westpac" is the general area.. that could mean anything in the Pacific ocean. His communications are from his email address via the ship's computer.. no phone communication from the ocean. They might get to call from ports if they have AT&T int'l phones or $ to buy time at phone centers on ports I haven't actually been able to get on the ships website to get any info from it. I can see a main page with the ships pix but no further. I had ask about him having a passport B4 he left..he seemed to think that his ID would get him on/off ship, if emergency came up he'd have to go to a consolate if id didn't work. Last application I saw for passports was around 85$ each. Need a passport to get in&out of Alaska as it's surrounded by foreign countries but not to HI if you fly in & out of there.. if you take a ship you might need one for HI. things really changed after 911. Don't know about us family needing one in case. guess it would not hurt to be prepared.
Comment by Elane on January 19, 2009 at 12:29am
My son's deployment started the 9th. 6-9mos at sea.
so far I've had some email contact from him.. he doesn't write much but answers some of the questions I ask. he's not really detail oriented at home so I imagine getting answers while gone will be a challenge.
Comment by Elane on January 17, 2009 at 5:24pm
Is there a time frame to sign up for "sign on" bonus. Don't think my son thought he could get it when he signed up. He's out at sea right now and talks of only wearing the "coveralls" something he had to buy several pairs of to replace messed up ones he did have b4 deployement.
Comment by Elane on December 20, 2008 at 4:16pm
My son/snipe is onboard the USS Comstock an LSD. I believe that since that carries Marines and their amphib craft I might qualify for this group? My question is..It is my understanding that this ship and others "convoy" together when they are deployed. Is there a way to find out which other ships are with this ship as I'd love to talk to other "moms" of that convoy when they deploy early 2009. thanks.

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