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.

Format Downloads:

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.


Tamie (mom of Michael)

Camp Pendleton Corpsmen Moms


Camp Pendleton Corpsmen Moms

Location: San Diego County
Members: 187
Latest Activity: Nov 15, 2022

Camp Pendleton, FMTB-West, and NHCP

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is home to Field Medical Training Battalion-West and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.  

Base access information with video

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is a beautiful new 42-bed teaching facility near the main gate that provides outpatient and inpatient care for active-duty service members, their family members, retirees and other eligible beneficiaries.  Additional care is available at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Discussion Forum

graduation December 8th

Started by Toni Oct 24, 2017. 0 Replies

More Corpsman-related groups on

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Jan 13, 2017. 0 Replies

FMTB-West Student Info and What to Bring

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Jan 13, 2017. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Camp Pendleton Corpsmen Moms to add comments!

Comment by Navymom2 on July 13, 2021 at 12:35am

Hello Navy moms. Was wondering about best places for my Corpsman to look for an apartment. Anyone have recommendations/suggestions on where to look or who to contact for good information? I hear it's expensive. :(  

Comment by Mommabear on October 8, 2018 at 12:43pm

Hi dogs inc., My son did it a few years ago. How's it going?

Comment by dogs inc. on August 6, 2018 at 7:27pm

Anyone have a son in Marine Field Training at Pendleton right now, August, 2018?

Comment by jakusnnfo on October 21, 2017 at 9:52pm

My son is headed to FMTB West after "A" school.  He is supposed to be there in mid-November but his class doesn't start until February and he is supposed to work at the hospital until class starts.  Has anyone else's sailor been in this situation and what will he be doing?  Do they live in barracks or what are their living arrangements?  Thanks

Comment by Catherine on August 18, 2017 at 7:09pm
tacq. We stayed at the Best westetn Palms when we went for our sons graduation last year. Its right out side of the Main gate and very clean!!! If you are planning on going to San Diego yes I would rent a Car. Camp Pendelton is about 40 minutes away depending on traffic
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on August 18, 2017 at 7:07pm

The Inns of the Corps is on base (like Navy Lodge, your corpsman would have to check you in).  Another member here stayed at the Best Western Palms last December and recommended it, they include breakfast.  If you are flying into San Diego you definitely need a car (in my opinion anyway).  It can take up to one and a half hours to drive from the San Diego  airport up to Oceanside/Camp Pendleton.

Comment by tacq on August 18, 2017 at 5:11pm
Also, is it wise to get a rental car while in San Diego?
Comment by tacq on August 18, 2017 at 5:09pm
Any recommendations for hotels near Camp Pendleton or on base coz i'll be going for my son's fmtb graduation? Thanks!!!
Comment by dyane_dp on July 25, 2017 at 12:07pm

anyone know the graduation date for FMTB class 040 started 7/16/2017?

Comment by Drums on January 18, 2017 at 7:52pm
Thanks.I did call the Quarterdeck and young man said most likely the 16th because they usually have a four day weekend after graduation. My son text me it is the 17th.

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