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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Anyone with sailors on USS San Antonio


Anyone with sailors on USS San Antonio

USS San Antonio

Location: Under Construction
Members: 31
Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2016

Discussion Forum


Started by Retired Navy. Last reply by Linda73164 May 14, 2013. 2 Replies

USS San Antonio deployment 2013

Started by teresa. Last reply by CyndiH Proud Mom Of Robbie May 10, 2013. 9 Replies

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Comment by Lestersmom on June 29, 2016 at 11:42am

Ladies and Gentlemen of this discussion forum. My son received his DD214 and has completed his service in the US Navy. I wish you and my son Fair Winds and Following Seas as he sets off on his next journey - that of a college student.

I will still be on Navy For Moms as my youngest son is now a sailor of the world's greatest navy.

Comment by Connie on June 29, 2016 at 8:33am
My sailor daughter just left Sunday on board USS San Antonio. So very proud of her and very supportive.
Comment by Lestersmom on August 24, 2015 at 4:30pm

Kassie, my son is on the Antonio. I actually participated in the Tiger Cruise. I called it 'Take your mom to work day". Quite an experience. Today, I got the word that my youngest will report to RCT in TWO days. (He was on a wait list). Got entrance into the nuclear program. This is my baby!

Comment by Kassie on July 17, 2015 at 10:58am

Hi Navy Moms!  I am a newbee to the USS San Antonio!  My son will be reporting for duty on Tues!  I'm wondering what to expect and how he will get from the Norfolk airport to the base!  Can anyone give me a quick 'tutorial' on what I can do/send to help with the transition!  THANKS so much! 

Comment by sassymom9503 on February 10, 2014 at 5:11pm

My Son is a CS too he is coming from Fort Lee VA he is very Happy says everyone was so welcoming to him when he arrived!!!! hes excited to be there now

Comment by sassymom9503 on February 7, 2014 at 12:22pm

My Son Graduates from A school Today and is Headed to Norfolk and will be reporting to the USS San Antonio He is very excited and Im so Proud of him

I cant wait to get out there to visit him since I couldnt be with him Today

Comment by CyndiH Proud Mom Of Robbie on January 8, 2014 at 2:46pm

My son needs to sell  his new queen bed and beautiful sofa. Pics are on my page. His wife purchased these last June.  He got home from cruise in November, and  they've been stored since. 

I hope I have not broken any rules listing this here.  Just trying to be a good Mom.  Thanks to all.  Happy New Year!

Comment by Helen, T-man's mom on November 20, 2013 at 9:29am

CyndiH~I'm so sorry that your son had no one to hug him.  Breaks my heart.  I hope he's feeling better now and coming home on leave soon. 

Comment by CyndiH Proud Mom Of Robbie on November 7, 2013 at 1:44pm

just got the tears filled phone call.  Our sailors are home.  My son had no one to hug him.  I cant wait until you that were there post some pics. I hope you may have a pic of him somehow.   Welcome Home!!!

Comment by Laurie on November 1, 2013 at 10:41am

I am new to this site.  My son is aboard the San Antonio:how do we find out when the San Antonio returns?.  Any thing we need to do to meet the ship when it come back to Norfolk?

Thanks, Laurie


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