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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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.



Aviation Electronic - AE


Aviation Electronic - AE

A group for families studying or working in the field of Aviation Electronics - AE.

Members: 145
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2022

Discussion Forum

What exactly does an AE do in the Navy?

Started by Claudie-Ship11Div186. Last reply by Jason's Mom Apr 6, 2012. 8 Replies

Any flight engineers or P3 Orion crew?

Started by Pat B. Last reply by Debbie AE & CTTmom Oct 5, 2010. 10 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by ProudRN on May 28, 2017 at 6:16pm
Hello all! Happy Memorial Day and thank you and your sailors for your service and dedication to our country!
Today is a great day! My son arrived at NAS last night and said he had the best 8 hours of sleep he's had in 2.5 months :) he has one room mate and the room seems spacious with 2 desks and 2 dressers that I could see in pics! There are 3 beds but so far it's just the 2 guys. He's been texting off and on all day which is the absolute best thing in the world right now. They toured the grounds and shopped at the NEX so far. He was able to check in unlimited bags and carry on 2 so everything I took him went with him! I'm going to need alot of your wonderful support for the next year or so! His rating is AE for sure. Does this mean he goes to C school after for sure?
Comment by ProudRN on May 7, 2017 at 3:57pm
Hi all, getting closer to PIR here :) question: What will my son need right away for A school/ NAS? I'm trying to decide what I need to give him at the airport and what may be better to mail to him once he's there.
Comment by ProudRN on April 29, 2017 at 9:07am

Thanks so much, i do think the laptop will fit in a backpack.  Do they get issued a backpack before leaving boot camp or is it something he has to buy?

Comment by ProudRN on April 29, 2017 at 8:26am

hi again ladies, would you or your sailor know if a 15 inch laptop is too big to give my son at the airport after boot camp?  I'm wondering about flying with it to Pensacola or having it at school will be an issue.  Thanks for any help at all.  

Comment by ProudRN on April 29, 2017 at 8:26am

hi again ladies, would you or your sailor know if a 15 inch laptop is too big to give my son at the airport after boot camp?  I'm wondering about flying with it to Pensacola or having it at school will be an issue.  Thanks for any help at all.  

Comment by 1Bodyprof on April 27, 2017 at 5:46am
@PT mom: USO is outside security. We didn't go to the gate. There are a few places where you can get a snack and sit.
Comment by PT mom on April 26, 2017 at 10:55pm

@MySonBug: Yes, the recording is usually posted a few hours after PIR ends. During my son's first performance the live feed failed after the first few minutes. I was so glad to be able to watch the recording!!! 

Comment by ProudRN on April 26, 2017 at 10:44pm
My son is also in the performance division 929. He is in the choir group. I'm looking forward to the live stream may 12th and 19th before his PIR :) if by chance I miss the morning streaming, will there be a recording of it?
Comment by PT mom on April 26, 2017 at 10:38pm

@1Bodyprof: I've been so blessed that my Sailor is in a performing division, so I've been able to see him on the livestream videos for the past 2 PIRs. He will already be in the hall when the doors roll up, but I will cry just the same!!!! Did you have to meet your Sailor at the airport entrance in order to get a gate pass, or is the USO before security, and you met him outside of the USO?

Comment by ProudRN on April 26, 2017 at 8:02pm
Thanks Doreen!

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