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



Bethesda Naval Hospital Moms


Bethesda Naval Hospital Moms

A group for family members with a loved one stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Jan 20, 2018

Discussion Forum

Where to live?

Started by joemama. Last reply by NavyWife Aug 28, 2012. 1 Reply

Ft Belvior

Started by hermomi( 11-066). Last reply by NavyWife May 16, 2012. 1 Reply

Son leaving in 2 weeks

Started by nightnurse613. Last reply by Kalena Mar 3, 2011. 3 Replies

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Comment by nightnurse613 on August 19, 2012 at 2:54pm

CorpMomM-you are right about the the horrendous traffic-takes forever just to go a few miles. The Metro is really great though and the military subsidizes the fare. Although my son has just recently got his 1st new car-so he drives to work more than he should. He uses his GPS all the time.

Comment by SailorAiga on August 15, 2012 at 5:42pm

hi nightnurse613 - my son is also in Bethesda, he arrived on July 13th. he works in the lab. i dont think he really has made any friends either. he said he does like it though. we are planning a trip for spring break of 2013 and we also live in Phoenix, AZ.

Comment by nightnurse613 on August 15, 2012 at 5:13pm

Hi Everyone. My son has been at Bethesda for about 16 months now. He works on the Oncology unit. He seems to like Washington D.C. although he is lonely at times. My husband and I went to visit over the 4th of July-never again during July. The weather was so hot and humid-I almost wished that I was back in Phoenix. We had a very nice visit and my son hopes to come at Christmas.  

Comment by MomP(Helen) on August 14, 2012 at 9:50pm

Hi everyone. My daughter just arrived at Bethesda Monday. She will be working in the Orthopedic clinic.

Comment by Charle&Brandon3 on August 10, 2012 at 3:52pm
Any navy wives? We got stationed here in June and I haven't met anyone yet! I want to meet some girls that have kids too because my three year old son is bored to death! lol Let me know (:
Comment by SailorAiga on July 20, 2012 at 12:02am

Yes we should have coffee. Let me know when you are in town or coming to town. As a matter of fact, a bunch of navy moms and a few dads are meeting up at the Biltmore this Sunday for lunch, there will be about 30 of us. Moms from different cities. they have an AZ mom group here on Navyformoms. Until next time,


Comment by SailorAiga on July 16, 2012 at 10:14pm

Trisha i just noticed your from Lake Havasu, we live in Phoenix. Maryland seems so far away! : (

Comment by SailorAiga on July 16, 2012 at 10:13pm

Thanks Trisha - yes i am so relieved where he is at right now for awhile at least.  Will be in touch! : )

Comment by SailorAiga on July 16, 2012 at 8:15pm

Thanks Trisha and Angie -

My Sailor is now all checked in the base. He will be working in the America Zone in the laboratory drawing blood and taking specimens. He said at least until the end of the year. i'm so happy, he said he likes it there. : )

Comment by AngiePNMx2 on July 15, 2012 at 9:47am

SailorAiga.....Yes you can...your sailor has to be there to check you in though...we stayed there everytime we went. 


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