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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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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

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

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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!
Comment by 1Bodyprof on April 26, 2017 at 7:26pm
@PT mom: I hope you enjoy Stevens! We did.
When the big garage type doors roll up at PIR and the Sailors start to March in sends goosebumps and tears! It's amazing! Our Sailor had to be at airport about 3;30 the next morning so we met him there. They all check in at the same place so it's easy to find them near the USO. Do not go upstairs to USO! It's very crowded with Sailors and the staff doesn't have room for family. We enjoyed a 3 hour visit before he went to the gate.
Comment by Doreen-ProudNavyMom on April 26, 2017 at 7:24pm

MySonBug - my son said they had Wifi at Pensacola but it wasn't the best.

Comment by ProudRN on April 26, 2017 at 12:37pm
Is there WIFI at Pensacola NAS?
Comment by PT mom on April 26, 2017 at 9:28am
1Bodyprof- I made reservations for Stevens, the reviews are great, Thank you! Our banner is ready, basket for Meet and Greet is ready, room decorations are ready, ribbons for PIR are ready, son's favorite briefs, socks, pjs to hang out in the room, cell phone, laptop, beef jerky and chocolate as surprise traveling treats. It's no wonder my daughter (Sailor's big sister) is accusing me of being a Crazy Navy Mom!!! <3
Comment by 1Bodyprof on April 25, 2017 at 8:31pm
My Sailor has been in for almost 3 years. After PIR we ate at Stevens in Gurnee. Menu was extensive and food was good. We walked around the mall and hung out in our room visiting. Are you making a banner for your door? Lots of people do to show their support of their Sailor. Make it patriotic! Sarge's meet n greet is a fun activity the night before if you can go.
Comment by PT mom on April 25, 2017 at 8:16pm

CoffeeMom- thank you so much for your helpful hints. I packed my son's favorite pjs to relax in at Navy Lodge. He was happy to hear that when he called today. He said what he wants most is to "sleep in a real bed" <3

Comment by Doreen-ProudNavyMom on April 25, 2017 at 8:05pm

MySonBug - probably only uses his laptop for entertainment.  He probably never used it for school.  A lot can be secret and they can't take it out of school.  He has all the toys, XBOX, tablet, phone and his laptop.  He made sure his laptop had a graphics card for gaming.  He is single and that is what he spends his money on besides the 6 tattoos he has.  LOL

Comment by ProudRN on April 25, 2017 at 8:00pm
Doreen- thank you. He won't drive it there but we were thinking of taking it to him this summer. Did your sailors use a laptop much in school? I'm thinking about getting him one for a grad gift.

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