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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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.




Arizona Moms

Navy family and friends from all over ARIZONA!

Location: Arizona
Members: 278
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2020

What's happening in our beautiful state...

AZ Navy Moms Lunch, Macayo's, August 3, 2014

AZ Navy Moms Lunch, Chili's, October 19, 2013 

Arizona Navy Moms Lunch Macayo's Tempe, June 2013


Monthly Navy Moms & loved ones get together usually the FIRST SUNDAY of the month, 6:30 pm, at the AJ's at 1836 S Val Vista Dr in Mesa for coffee and chat - always fun!

Blue Star Mothers of Maricopa meet the second Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce conference room, 44870 W. Hathaway Ave. #5, Maricopa AZ 85139. 

Post others in the Comments and we'll add here.

Please introduce yourself so we can add your town to the list!

Discussion Forum

Meet and Greet

Started by Navy Mom (J) Oct 23, 2020. 0 Replies

West Side Meet & Greet Luncheon April 18, 2015!

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Apr 19, 2015. 2 Replies

Any suggestions for son leaving for RTC?

Started by csandjmom (Ship 02 DIV 921). Last reply by NavyMama2Dani Jul 21, 2014. 2 Replies

Boot camp blues

Started by Jeannette. Last reply by NavyMama2Dani Jul 21, 2014. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by RaksAndRoll on July 2, 2018 at 2:47pm

Sorry I couldn't make it on Sunday.  Usually on Sundays, I am downtown or east valley-ish so I will be able to make it.  Yesterday, I wasn't.  So I have it on my calendar for the Sunday, Aug. 5th meetup.  I'm looking forward to meeting you then!

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on June 30, 2018 at 12:13am

Welcome KyrieJoinsUp!  Not that I’m aware of - so why not start one up?  Maybe ask your sailor’s recruiter to help you get in touch with other moms?  

Comment by KyrieJoinsUp on June 29, 2018 at 11:11pm
Are there any regular sort of meetings down here in Tucson??
Comment by AZNavyMom00 on June 28, 2018 at 9:26pm

Thanks for the update, hoping to make it on Sunday.

Comment by Navy Mom (J) on June 28, 2018 at 6:25pm

OK, the 1st Sunday of the month East Valley gathering is going to be at 5:30pm (not 6:30) and due to the heat we are moving it around the corner to the Panera Bread. It is still in the same shopping center.

Here is the street address to put in your GPS

3426 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204

We will have a table in their back room.  Come have dinner, dessert or just a cold drink!

Comment by Navy Mom (J) on June 28, 2018 at 5:07pm

RaksAndRoll-yes we will be meeting on the patio of AJ's unless we post differently.  It's funny, we always find each other. Just look for a group of women sitting together and some will probably have a Navy shirt etc on. 

AZNavyMom00-sent a friend request to ask you something through private message. :)

Comment by RaksAndRoll on June 28, 2018 at 11:26am

Since some of you Moms & Loved Ones have been in the Navy yourselves, is there anything you can safely say about what our daughters/sons should expect when they get to BC?  Any experiences, good/bad/ugly that you recall that you feel like sharing?  It's difficult to no know what my girl will be going through when she finally gets to BC. 


Comment by RaksAndRoll on June 28, 2018 at 11:02am

So this coming Sunday is 7/1.  Is there a meetup at AJ's in Dana Park?  How will I find you?  I wouldn't want to crash the wrong group! :)

Comment by AZNavyMom00 on June 27, 2018 at 9:11pm

Hi, I’m Janet and my son just left for BC on 6/26. So glad to find this group. I’m in Gilbert

Comment by Navy Mom (J) on June 27, 2018 at 4:52pm

Don't forget the 1st Sunday of the month all are welcome to join the east valley Navy moms for coffee at AJ's Fine Foods in Dana Park Square at the corner of ValVista Dr. and Baseline!  6:30 pm!  We sit on the patio, last month by then in the shade with the misters it was pleasant.  If it gets too hot we move around the corner to the Panera Bread (still in the same shopping area but faces Baseline instead of Val Vista)

Saw this a laughed out loud!!


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