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.



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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Sharon P.M. on November 17, 2009 at 12:38pm
Big Hugs for you Kat! It's not easy when they are down to keep up the cheerful-you-can-do-it-mom-mode! Seems like Dev goes through that when he gets to a new place for a week or so and then he gets with the program and life is happy again! A 96 is great - your boy is on his way!
Comment by Sharon P.M. on November 17, 2009 at 10:11am
Hi All! Found you! LOL Actually, this is the first I've been on the computer in days, my house is a disaster area, the hubs gutted my bathroom while on vacation last week, refused to hire a real plumber, decided he was doing it all himself. Needless to say, I hired a real plumber on Sunday afternoon after going 24 hours with water off and no end in sight! You'd be amazed at just how much you cannot get done with no water! Dev has his ticket to fly home on Thurs, will find out today if he can actually use it! Fingers crossed!
Comment by TexasDocMom on November 15, 2009 at 4:40pm
Okay, I'll break it to you now, they might say they miss mom, girlfriend, wife...but this dog knows better...tissue alert:
Comment by TexasDocMom on November 15, 2009 at 12:25pm
Pam! that's great news! good for all of your family!!

Yes, the kid has been home, as of last night he has left for his new apartment in San Antonio, his buddy from the 2/2 days found it, and his uncle came up with some furniture which he brought down to them from New Mexico. My son is hunting down a used washer/dryer and misc stuff to furnish a bed. I haven't gone into his room here yet, it seemed those duffle bags exploded when he opened them two weeks ago! I had two house concerts in that time, and you can see that room from my living room! so...I shoveled the stuff up on the out of sight bed, vacuumed, straightened all in sight, and put a wooden screen in front of the bed. I got a few pictures, kept hearing "I'm home in Texas, mom, there will be picture taking time..." BUT he and I spent an hour rolling that darn scarf for his dress blues for reporting to duty as a blue side corpsman, and then he put all his ribbons and those tiny pins on it, and when I asked him just to pose for ONE Jerk. grrr. The kid is back.

Dog story...little Rosie has hosted a dozen house concerts, she's very friendly. BUT that first one when the kid had just got home, she was very possessive of the recliner...her favorite spot for lap time and sitting. She growled! yes, growled at my friend Mo, when she went to sit there...and jumped up to guard it...all the time staring at Matt! She only wanted her lap favorites in that chair!

Has Kristine found her way here?
Comment by AngiePNMx2 on November 14, 2009 at 11:58pm
I am a lurker to!! LOL
Comment by TexasDocMom on November 14, 2009 at 8:33pm
What was happening with the other corpsman site? I've been lost in the dark ages of genealogy and kid home on leave...

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