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.



Dads on


Dads on

Now hear this! Now hear this! This is a group for you Dads out there. If you've been to other groups and just can't find the information you're looking for, this would be the place to ask.

And gosh darn it, men have feelings and miss their sailors too!

So come onboard and batten down your hatches.

Members: 63
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2017

Welcome to Dads on!

Discussion Forum

Tell us what your sailor does for the Navy

Started by Concernedad. Last reply by Concernedad Jul 5, 2016. 40 Replies

The Man Cave

Started by JackFlash. Last reply by Baker Dec 6, 2012. 22 Replies

Any college football fans out there?

Started by Concernedad. Last reply by Concernedad Nov 5, 2012. 23 Replies

Befuddled by Rates and Ratings?

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by DramaSoul Jul 20, 2012. 6 Replies


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Comment by Concernedad on August 4, 2017 at 11:33am

It is official, my son is out of the Navy as of Tuesday. Hopefully, some other Dad....or Mom will pick up this board and carry on.

Comment by CryptoDad on May 20, 2017 at 7:45pm

Comment by Concernedad on May 19, 2017 at 10:03am

Any new dads out there want to step forward and tell us what your sailor is doing in the Navy?

Comment by Concernedad on December 21, 2016 at 3:40pm

Dan, I would think he needed some time to get re-assimilated. Life went on while he was away. Glad to hear he's getting back into the swing of things. 

Comment by Dan on December 20, 2016 at 3:28pm
My son got out in May. He was not comfortable just relaxing with family and seemed nervous. He didn't seem to know how to interact with his younger siblings. This lasted for a few months.

I am not sure if this is the common experience, but he seems back to normal after a semester in college. It is nice to see him laughing and enjoying family time
Comment by Concernedad on December 20, 2016 at 10:54am

Glad to see so many still here! My son just sent out for his last underway. 7 more months and he'll be free to sit around the house playing video games until the wife tells him to find a job.

Comment by Kris & Bob on December 3, 2016 at 2:42pm
We're still here, son is finishing up a deployment and got orders to go back to recruiting.
Comment by DramaSoul on December 3, 2016 at 12:45am
Thanks! I'm still here!!
Comment by Rod on December 2, 2016 at 11:55pm
My son is on the IKE I am interested in stayin active
Comment by Scott Proud Dad of Brian on December 2, 2016 at 11:40pm
Thanks for the heads up.

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