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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Corpsmen in Okinawa


Corpsmen in Okinawa

For all Moms who have Corpsmen sons and/or daughters in Okinawa, Japan

Members: 38
Latest Activity: Mar 14, 2022

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Comment by AnaMaria on November 13, 2015 at 11:30am
My son just flew to Okinawa this past Wenesday. So far I have not received a call or text. Should I be concerned?
Comment by debnavysailormom on September 9, 2015 at 12:31pm

My son went to Okinawa July 2.  He's been there awhile and loves it.  He doesn't get much time off base because they have to have a liberty buddy and his friends are busy studying to pass their E5 qualifications. We've skyped a few times but mostly keep in touch by FB messenger.

Comment by Flower on June 20, 2015 at 4:06pm
My son heads to camp foster in two weeks. Any help/info? Very hard!
Comment by carafid1 on February 14, 2014 at 10:11pm

can I ask what the warehouse is? LOL


Comment by DramaSoul on January 28, 2014 at 10:04pm

Hi.  My Corpsman's soft orders just popped.  He will be with 3rd Marines leaving in September.  I think I am in shock 'cause I didn't even know this was a possibility.  He is excited as 2 of his buddies got the same orders.  They have been together from boot camp through A school and FMTB.  I would like to know any info on the phone situation.  We have Verizon as well.

Comment by mom2jessibee on September 19, 2013 at 10:40pm

Hi -hoping to get a few answers from this group.  My daughter is heading to Okinawa, stationed in Camp Foster.  We are wondering about phone service.  She has the iphone 4-and our carrier is Verizon.  Will we be able to talk-text-FT or is there something we need to do.  I was told no you cannot talk, she has to get a rentaphone, then someone else told me yes but she will be international roaming.  I seem to be getting a lot of different answers.  I plan on calling my carrier but was hoping someone here could give me something solid :)

Comment by Hm-in-the-Fam-Mom on June 17, 2013 at 6:02pm

Hello moms,

My son should be in Oki Japan by now, last I heard he was in Tokyo waiting for a plane to Oki on early sunday morning, yesterday. He is a Surgical  Tech stationed at the navel hosp there. Hope to connect with some moms here!

Comment by nursemom (Lisa) on March 6, 2012 at 7:02pm

Barbra-My son has been in Oki for almost 2 months.  He has not started working yet but will be pushing papers in an outpt Mental Health clinic.  He is Psych Tech.  He has been in Idoc Company since he got there.  I think it is time they get him working.  Did your son go to C school? Welcome to the group.

Comment by barbra wike on March 1, 2012 at 2:05pm
New to N4M. 20 y.o. son left for Okinawa 11, 2012. Only child with mom suffering a nasty case of empty nest syndrome. He is disappointed as a corpsman that he is working ordering supplies and not working in his chosen field. Have other moms heard about this from their sons? Happy to have found this group. Its great to have other moms to talk to.
Comment by Lida on January 25, 2012 at 11:15am
Hello Navy Moms,
My son graduated FMTB school in December and a few days after graduation left for Okinawa. We were able to visit him in SD for a few days before he graduated but it was still hard not having him home for Christmas. We have a lot of contact with him now- Skype, phone calls, Facebook, and even play online games like Word Feud with him. I never thought he would play Word Feud but he does as a way to connect with his family and friends. He loves the Navy and being a corpsman with the Marines. Have a blessed day and thank you for reviving this board!

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