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.




Big E Homecoming

Where virtual homecoming will take place!

Location: Norfolk, VA
Members: 36
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2017

Remember you can sponsor a sailor on the USS GHW Bush!  

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Discussion Forum

Watch homecoming virtually here!

Started by bigehomecoming Jul 3, 2011. 0 Replies

Beginning in the hours of o'dark-thirty, pictures from the homecoming as well as play-by-play will be posted here so you can log in and watch at your leisure and not worry about your email inbox getting jammed up.Continue

About Big E Homecoming

Started by bigehomecoming Jul 3, 2011. 0 Replies

If you see pictures on this post that you like, please download them to your computer as soon as possible. The site will self-destruct at 8:00 a.m., Monday, July 18!

Comment Wall


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Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on July 31, 2012 at 5:54am
I just saw this group, as we get closer I am sure this will a hopping place!!!!
Comment by OHNavyMom on July 15, 2011 at 10:01pm
Well, I'm getting ready to go pick up my tiger husband at the airport. he sent me a text asking if I was coming to get him and I said maybe....he may be put in the trunk. We can all sleep more peacefully tonight knowing our sailors are on US soil! Sleep tight moms! Blessings to you - ps - if you get any pics I'd love to see them cause uhm, well, you know...
Comment by CTmomof3 on July 15, 2011 at 4:36pm
Oh my god that's awful. I would be bool hooo too. Was shocked my husband said he took a lot. I'm the picture taker. Although he did say some came out as movies. How the heck he did that you got me.
Comment by OHNavyMom on July 15, 2011 at 3:16pm
I'm tellin ya! There are wonderful pictures all over but not of the one person who means the most to me.....booohooo. I'm sure you understand :)  But on the good side - THEY'RE HOME!!!!
Comment by OHNavyMom on July 15, 2011 at 2:13pm

Just got off the phone with my tiger husband, are you ready for this - he didn't take ANY pictures. I can't stop shaking my head. aaaarrrggg


Comment by Carol in fla on July 15, 2011 at 2:06pm
My son is off and back at his car with his GF...ready to go eat some REAL food.  That's all he can talk about! 
Comment by Carol in fla on July 15, 2011 at 1:51pm

Oh wow--I feel for all the people sitting in the hot sun waiting all day!!  I hope it doesn't storm on them too! 

Congrats, CT!  It's good to be able to put your hands on them again, isn't it?

Comment by momof31971 on July 15, 2011 at 1:27pm
That wasn't Rae on the flight deck.  I sent her a text to find out where she was.  I can't believe they had only one camera on the stairs.  I guess it would have been hard to do 2 but I didn't get to see my boys come off.  Darn it!
Comment by CTmomof3 on July 15, 2011 at 1:22pm
Yes they go by rank.
Comment by CTmomof3 on July 15, 2011 at 1:20pm
Ok son and DIL

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