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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




Bahrain Moms

If you have a son or daughter in Bahrain or going to Bahrain heres the group for you!!!!!!

Members: 402
Latest Activity: Feb 26

Life in Bahrain
I have many moms asking me, hows life in Bahrain? So I thought I would put a few things together, post it and update, make corrections as I remember something. Well aside from the very hot sun, nice beaches,museums,malls on and off base,the sand storms , which reak havoc on the weapons some carry :). Here are a few thing that might help.

New Arrivals
1. 2 or 3 weeks of training and classes to learn Bahrain customs,laws and the Navys do's & don't's
2. Not allowed off base til the training is complete.
3. No family housing. Non military persons were removed after 9/11. ("09" spouses allowed back )
4. Lower rank personal(I'll check the rank) must live on base in barricks. Others live off base in rental units.

1. Shifts are 12 hours long.
2. No uniforms are to be worn off base at any time only civ's (civilian cloths)
3. Unlike the States, there week is Sunday - Thursday weekend is Friday and Saturday.

1.They buy cell phones on base at the mall or Nex. They can call you for about 10 cents and send texts for 10 cent per text. (Tho in Bahrain they go by BD'S Bahrain Dollars).
NOTE: They CAN NOT text to some cell phone services. The ones I know are Nextel,Verizon and Sprint.
2. Everything they need can be bought on base at the mall or Nex. Even computers,tv's, music,movies .....everything......
3. Drinking: 18 is the legal drinking age in Bahrain on and off base.This goes for the military personal also with one Navy rule in order to buy/drink liquor or whiskey you must be 21, but at 18 they can consume/purchase beer and wine.

1. They have a on base post office. Which is closed I belive on Monday's.
2. On packages/letters you send DO NOT write Bahrain,middle east or Manama anywhere on the outside of the mail. This may make it arrive to the town P.O.(Manama) instead of onbase. The military ships its own mail but if it does not arrive to the state side base to be shipped to your sailor than its put on a internatial mail flight and sent to the town P.O. Your sailor will have a p.o. box with a FPO address on base only use the address he/she gives you and your return address. It will look something like this.
*Rank Name*
PSC ??? Box ???
FPO AE 09840-2800 (This one is the base news)

Sailors on a Liberty Tour

U.S. NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain -- The Oklahoma City rock band "Hinder" peforms outside the NSA Bahrain's Freedom Souq June 22. The hundreds of attendees included service members assigned to NSA Bahrain and from visiting ships USS Peleliu (LHA-5), USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52), USS Curts (FFG-38) and USS Dallas (SSN-700). The event was sponsored by the NSA Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anderson Bomjardim (Released)

Discussion Forum

re:Son going to Bahrain - I have so many questions!!!!

Started by julie(Shane's Mom). Last reply by DiG Jul 13, 2018. 15 Replies


Started by MOMOF467 Jun 13, 2017. 0 Replies

Our son has moved on ...

Started by Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke. Last reply by navymomds Dec 16, 2016. 1 Reply


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Comment by Eds Mom Danielle on February 26, 2024 at 6:23pm


Thank you I am glad your son is back and enjoyed his time there.  I hear only good things so fingers crossed he has a good experience too! 

Comment by Patty on February 24, 2024 at 6:05pm
My son just got back from
Bahrain. He spent 3 years there and loved it.
Comment by Eds Mom Danielle on February 24, 2024 at 12:12pm

last comment I see is from there anybody out there?


Comment by Patty on June 9, 2020 at 8:19am

Hi KathyA, Thanks for the info. My son is also on our cspire plan. I will sure be downloading that app. I’m a little sad that he won’t get to come home to visit before he leaves for 3 years, but maybe he will get to come home sometime while he is on the ship from there, but we are excited for this opportunity for him to experience the world.

Comment by KathyA on June 9, 2020 at 8:03am

Hi Patty,  my son is on our family AT&T cell plan. We communicate by both talk and text through What's App (no roaming or international charges).  Best of luck to your son (and you!) on his new adventure! 

Comment by Patty on June 8, 2020 at 7:14pm

My son will be leaving for Bahrain in the fall. Should he take his cellphone with an international plan, or is it cheaper to just buy a prepaid phone at the nex?

Comment by Patty on June 8, 2020 at 7:14pm

My son will be leaving for Bahrain in the fall. Should he take his cellphone with an international plan, or is it cheaper to just buy a prepaid phone at the nex?

Comment by Cherrish S. on April 4, 2020 at 8:10pm son has been there since December. Wanted to connect with other families. Glad to be able to be part of this group.
Comment by Krishtie on February 4, 2020 at 10:28am

Hey Moms! Just wondering if anyone has a more recent update on things on base at Bahrain. My son leaves today, and like so many, I have more questions than answers! If anyone can update how things are done, I would certainly appreciate any information. Thanks!!

Comment by 9699mom on December 29, 2018 at 8:36pm

My son arrived in Bahrain on Halloween.  Really enjoying this new and strange place.  So relieved to find all the American restaurants.  My packages are getting to him in about 10 days.  Wi-fi is a bit shady but getting to talk w/ him quite a bit using Whats App.  So far, he's happy and healthy.  Hope you all had a blessed Christmas and are looking forward to this new year.  Keep me in your prayers, my younger son leaves for Marine boot camp in 16 days.  Feeling a bit lost mixed in with the pride!  


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