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.


Rebecca M.

Church of Christ Navy Family


Church of Christ Navy Family

Family of church of Christ can support, lean on, and pray for each other.

Members: 8
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2016

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Comment by Erinaday (Ship 13 DIV 265) on July 7, 2014 at 9:58pm

So pleased I found this.  I'm the mother of 4 great kidnadoes and the older two are now in the Navy.  I still have two teenagers at home with me which makes the missing of the older two a bit easier to bear.  Wish I found this group when my first son went into boot camp in 2011.  My second son just left for boot camp on July 1st 2014.  My first born is on the USS Louisiana.  

Comment by eortiz on November 18, 2012 at 9:47am

I will definitely be praying for both of your sons!!! Rebecca husband is also on the IKE! :)

Comment by tonesbass on November 13, 2012 at 8:22pm

Hello!  Eortiz - so glad that you are currently attending CofC.  I do as well.  My son is currently deployed on the Bremerton (sub) - his first deployment.  I will keep you husband, Rebecca's son and all service persons in my prayer as well!

Comment by eortiz on November 13, 2012 at 10:42am

Hey everyone! I see that its been awhile since any activity has gone on this group, but I grew up COC, and still currently attend. My husband is on a deployment. I would be more than happy to join anyone in prayer if anyone has any requests or anything! Praying for all your sons/daughters/spouses!  :)

Comment by Sheila on July 27, 2011 at 4:39pm
Hello ,my name is sheila and i have a son on a sub. I
Comment by jilltroy on November 14, 2010 at 2:01am
Hello, I am Jill, I am a social worker as well working in a state hospital. My step-son is Tim. He graduated from bc October 1st in Great Lakes. We live in Terrell and are orignially from Canton. He is in "A" School now for job training. He will come home for Christmas and will probably get his orders to ship out. I am so glad I found this group. We talk about his spirituality every time we talk and he is in constant contact with the church here in Terrell. I raised him since age 5. It is very important to me that he finds strength in his faith and I worry that he does not have the support from members while he is there. Thank you for sharing your concerns that so many of us have.

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