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

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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?

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son in japan

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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 Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on March 19, 2015 at 10:33pm

Hi 3athlete!  So sorry to hear about his back injury.  As his parents, you are eligible to stay at the Navy Lodge, and the one nearest the hospital is on 32nd Street by the commissary.  The phone number is 619-234-6142, and their rates range from $68 per night up to $125 for a suite.  You have to provide his name, rate, rating and relationship to you when you make the reservation, and he has to be with you to show his military ID when you check in.  Their rates are usually the best around, accommodations are nice and you'll be in a safe area too.  Sending good thoughts for his speedy recovery and that he's pain-free and running around very soon!

Comment by 3athlete on March 8, 2015 at 8:14pm

Hi all.  Got a few questions.  Our son is a Corpsman stationed at 29 Palms.    He has herniated a disc in his back and scheduled for back surgery in San Diego coming up in Early April.   Naturally I want to go and be there with him for surgery.  The he tells us that the doc wants him to stay in San Diego for 5 days post op.  After that mandatroy 30 day convalescent leave in which he is planning on coming home to Oregon for that.   That said, my husband and I are trying to coordinate our arrival and staying in San Diego and then be available to fly back to Oregon with him so he is not carrying luggage etc.   Are any of you familiar with San Diego base and the hospital setting?   Any suggestions on cheap places to stay?   Thanks for any ideas would be greatly appreciated.  

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on February 2, 2015 at 2:30pm

ok good!  I just added the photo after the link to show what it looks like.  My mom gave my son a DD gift card at Christmas and he thought it was great :)  He likes their bagels and chai tea. That Dunkin Donuts at Camp Lejeune has lots of tables inside and free wifi, by the way.  

For anyone else who can email a gift card for printing out, you can personalize it online and it makes a nice gift, too.  Here's the link:  There are different options, this is what one looks like:

Comment by Michelle on February 2, 2015 at 2:03pm
I found it Marcy. Thank you
Comment by Michelle on February 2, 2015 at 1:46pm
Thank you ladies . Marcy I clicked on the the info you gave about a gift text . I just directed me to a picture. Is it Dunkin Donut app? Thank you for your help great idea. Please let me know where to find the app
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on February 2, 2015 at 1:16pm

Michelle, if you want to send him something to cheer him up, you can buy a gift card for Dunkin Donuts online and have it sent directly to him via email, or to his phone.  The Dunkin Donuts is in the parking lot of the Marine Corps Exchange at Camp Lejeune (believe me, they all know where it is) and he can get coffee and doughnuts or Baskin Robbins ice cream.  Sending to his phone via text would be more convenient than email so he doesn't have to print anything. You just have to download the app to your phone first, then you can "gift" him via text.  Just a thought!

Comment by deanna on February 2, 2015 at 12:35pm

Michelle I'm so sorry you and your son are going through this right now! My son was sick much of the time he has been in the military and depression comes with it. Sometimes I feel like I can't help him at all. I pray for him continually. He is much better now as he isn't working directly with sick people in a hospital.  He seemed to catch everything possible in that environment.  I'll pray for healing both for his back and emotions!  Hang in there and keep encouraging him and loving him like we mom's do.  Thanks for posting! I'm sure other moms can relate too!

Comment by Michelle on February 2, 2015 at 12:18pm
Concerned Navy Mom my son he is in training at FMBT East. He hurt his back Friday he sounds tired and ran down and sound like he was down. He said he should be okay. He has been there for along time was on hold before he classed up there . It sounds very physical the training he is going through to become a battlefield corpsman. He is reserve but plans on taking active duty assignments when he is done . I gave him a lot of encouragement yesterday and it seem to help. I just wanted to share how I felt . I didn't feel I could share it on any of my corpsman Facebook sites because belongs to the groups also
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on January 16, 2015 at 6:11pm

Welcome Navajosunshine39!

Comment by Michelle on December 22, 2014 at 10:10am
Thank you for posting this article is not true Marcy . I was very upset when I saw this article thinking it was true and I shared it with my corpsman right away . Then I found out it was not true from other Navy sites

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