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.



Corpsmen Moms and Dads


Corpsmen Moms and Dads

For those of us who have children serving as Corpsmen, above and beyond the call of duty!

Location: Worldwide
Members: 676
Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2021

Established June 17, 1898, the 25,000+ active duty members of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps provide health care to Sailors, Marines, and all those entrusted to their care on the battlefield, at sea, under the sea, and at military treatment facilities worldwide.

What to expect at Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB) 

Discussion Forum

A school graduation?

Started by plina. Last reply by plina Oct 10, 2017. 5 Replies

More Corpsman-related groups on NAVYforMoms

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


Started by becathena73. Last reply by Barbara Jul 12, 2016. 1 Reply

son in japan

Started by marcy. Last reply by DREW7062 Nov 23, 2015. 1 Reply

Graduation schedule for 2014/2015

Started by Irishmama. Last reply by Mother of Twins Mar 18, 2015. 9 Replies

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Comment by eurekamom on December 4, 2019 at 7:55pm
Anyone with a corpsman OUT of the service who wants to become a paramedic? My son is attending a school (8 months) where did you get credit for all of the time in the service in lieu of the EMT hours, and it’s covered by the GI bill. It starts in January in Michigan and there’s room for 4-9 more students. Let me know and I’ll put you in touch with them.
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on March 7, 2017 at 4:35pm

WELCOME new members!

Here's some tax-time info to be sure your corpsman knows about:  Militaryonesource provides free tax filing software.  All active duty, reserve, and retired service members, as well as their spouses and dependents, are eligible for free tax filing services at

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on June 29, 2016 at 8:08pm

Good to know about!  "The new Virginia Military Medics and Corpsmen Program (MMAC), which will be launched on July 1, will help open the door to jobs in the New Virginia Economy to former military medics and corpsmen. Medics and corpsmen receive extensive medical training and experience while on active duty, but some have not yet had the opportunity to receive the civilian licenses or certifications needed to practice outside of the military medical system. MMAC is designed to help create opportunities for these former military medics and corpsmen to apply their skills and training in civilian medical facilities." PDF:  Virginia MMAC Program 

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on April 6, 2016 at 2:14am

Well, a corpsman did it again!  HM1 Jessica Wentlent of Naval Medical Center San Diego has won 2015 U.S. Navy Shore Sailor of the Year.  She received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal at the ceremony and will be meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer (CPO) later this year. 

She topped her fellow finalists: a Legalman 1st Class, Cryptologic Technician 1st Class, Navy Diver 1st Class, and Naval Aircrewman 1st Class.  Story at

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on July 20, 2015 at 5:34pm

Bravo Zulu to HM3 Sara Freeman, just named Navy Times' Sailor of the Year!   

"It takes a special person to dedicate their lives to be a corpsman, so they are naturally some very motivated individuals, but Petty Officer Freeman is a special individual who exceeds even that high standard that a corpsman brings to the fight," Cmdr. Nathan Almond, Ike's senior medical officer, said.

Comment by StateofConfusion on June 23, 2015 at 10:14pm

Hi Hootsmom,

Our son graduated on 6/19 and is in Ft Sam Houston, too. He just called and said they had a heck of a time getting to A School. Guess they made the plane, but the train taking them to their connecting flight broke down, so they had to bus it to San Antonio where a car picked them and took them to base. Talk about planes, trains, and automobiles! Lol Glad they made it safely, though. Happy to meet you. :)

Comment by DREW7062 on June 23, 2015 at 5:40pm
BOBBI H: my son is in A school now in San Antonio he graduated April 17.... The sailor is in his class div 923
Comment by Bobbi H on June 23, 2015 at 4:59pm

Drew7062 I get no names here.  Just thought if they were all in the same class, it's most likely the same young man.  My Sailor said he is the only one who is going to Rota and I think his friend is the only one going to Italy.  My husband was in Okinawa for a short tour.  He said Japan was awesome!

Any moms/dads here that have Sailors who went to Spain?  I've read the list of pre-checklist of things for them to do to prepare and it's a lot!!  Any advice would be appreciated.

Comment by DREW7062 on June 23, 2015 at 3:48pm
BOBBIEH: I don't know the sailors name and if I did I wouldn't mention it here. Gotta be careful of mentioning sailors names :-( but my sailor is going to Yokosoka Japan I'm excited for him
Comment by DREW7062 on June 23, 2015 at 3:33pm
BARBIE: Thanks for the info about the Facebook App wow that's great

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