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.




California Navy Moms

Support Group for anyone who has or had a child or family member in the Navy.

Members: 213
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2019

This picture is of Sue, Molly, Diane, Lynn, and myself in NYC last August! We are all from different states. One of the best trips I have taken since my adventure with my son began! I think Brenda Sue is taking the picture! I wanted to post it so that you guys will be as excited as I am about meeting all of you!!! Mark you calendars for the next meet and greet in California on August 29, 2009.

California Get Together in March 2009 at the Rockbottom Brewery

Discussion Forum

Anyone Live close(ish) to I-5 or 99 in cali?

Started by GraceRae<3. Last reply by emilysmomSHIP12DIV090 Jan 14, 2013. 4 Replies

CHINA LAKE? anyone there?

Started by GraceRae<3. Last reply by LI mom Nov 20, 2012. 6 Replies

Second So Cal Meet and Greet...

Started by Karen (KC's mom). Last reply by Pam (Mom of Leonard) Feb 6, 2010. 33 Replies

First Meet and Greet

Started by Karen (KC's mom) Mar 2, 2009. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by MamaKatie on April 8, 2019 at 12:43am

Anyone from or near Manteca? 

Comment by MamaKatie on April 8, 2019 at 12:41am

Hey ladies  I’m a navy Nuke and sub mom from Sacramento area! Son is in SC at Nuke school now but thought it would be good to connect with some families at home. I look forward to getting to know you!! 

Comment by bz74mom on June 15, 2018 at 5:58pm

Hi ladies, Im from the Sacramento area. My son left for BC on May 30th. I just wanted to say thank you for this group Im looking forward to meeting some ladies from my area who are going through the same thing. Everyone has been so nice and supportive!!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on February 5, 2018 at 8:58pm

I'm lucky in that during the week I'm at a desk all day so I have access from a desktop.  The weekends are a little harder as I use my phone then!

Comment by Teachermomto2 on February 5, 2018 at 8:26pm

Thanks for your help, I appreciate it B'sNukeMomMM...and do you access this site from your phone...I can only from my desktop and I am not on it very often...

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on February 5, 2018 at 7:05pm

Well I see there is a Leemore group and you have already joined it!  Unfortunately it's not very active either :(  Hopefully someone will respond to your request for info in that group.  You can always click on the different member profiles that have posted in that group and then  look and their page and leave them a message.  Good luck!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on February 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

Oops - I just assumed it was San Diego - my mistake.  Unfortunately I don't know anything about the Leemore area.  There may be a group on here for that area - I'll take a look around for you.

Comment by Teachermomto2 on February 5, 2018 at 6:46pm

Hi B'sNukeMoMMM...Thank you for the welcome and the Sailor is headed to Leemore for C School and China Lake for his 1st Duty Station...hoping to plan a trip out west sooner than later ;)

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on February 5, 2018 at 1:23pm

Hi Teachermomto2 and welcome!  This isn't a real active group but if I can help you I'll try.  I live about an hour or so from San Diego.  Your sailor will love San Diego - it's beautiful (but some areas can be a bit expensive).  Lots to do - beach, zoo, Sea World, hiking - even the mountains are doable!  If you can visit even better ;-D

Comment by Teachermomto2 on February 4, 2018 at 9:39am

Hi Mommas, 

East Coast Momma who has a Sailor headed your way and would love to connect and learn about California and the west coast=)


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