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.




Delaware Moms

Looking for moms, friends, relatives of sailors from the small wonderful state of Delaware. This is a wonderful website and I have met many people, but would like to meet people from my sons home state. Looking forward to meeting some new friends.

Members: 26
Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2014

Discussion Forum

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by navymommo on October 2, 2013 at 11:59am

Hello all Delaware members!

A few of us that are in the Philadelphia area are going to have lunch on Saturday October 5th at 1:00 PM in King of Prussia at

 Bahama Breeze

320 Goddard Blvd

 King of Prussia, PA 19406

 Phone number for the restaurant is 610-491-9822 if anyone wants any other info.

If you are in the area or just feel like heading to King of Prussia for a shopping spree, please join us! the more the merrier

They do not take reservations but I called and spoke with them and we can call that morning and give them a time and head count so they can be ready. So kindly respond here or message me so I can call with a good number.  Please let any other Navy Moms you might know who may want to join but aren't on here.

We are a fun group and would love for you to join us!

Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on February 4, 2012 at 3:05pm

Hi Kim, the first few weeks are the hardest. Have you gotten your "sailor in a box" yet? Liza is correct, find your daughters ship or pir group on this site they help alot and remain active. My son has been in two years now as a Corpsman. What is your daughter's rate?

Comment by richsmom (Div 818 PIR 9/2/10) on February 3, 2012 at 8:31am

Hi Kim 

 Welcome to a wonderful experience for your Daughter and for you too.  There is not a lot of action on this site.  It's a shame.  If you haven't already, I suggest you spend your time on the bootcamp site and/or your PIR site.  If there isn't one yet, (probably not it's kind of soon), you yourself can start one.  That is where you will get the most information about what is going on with your daughter's group.

  As soon as you know the date of their PIR (Pass in review), also known as BC grauation, you or some else can start one.  I started a group two years ago for my son's division and we are still going strong.  Have even had one of my friends to my house.  AND YES YOU DO BECOME FRIENDS! 

Does your daughter know her rate yet ( what job she will have after graduation)?

Good luck to your Sailor and to you.  If I can be of any more help LMK.  :-)


Comment by Kim11262 on February 2, 2012 at 10:45pm

Just wanted to say hi.  I am new to this.  My daughter just left for boot camp on Tuesday, 1/31.  I am from Newark.

Comment by WhiteClay Ship 2 Div 913 on November 2, 2011 at 9:35pm
Hi Kylesmom, you must be excited about graduation on Friday? Our son left for boot camp last Dec 12, 2010, graduated Feb 18, 2011 and just grad A school for AECF (FC) on October 7, 2011. He's now a Petty Officer 3rd Class and on hold at Great Lakes waiting for C school orders. He came home last Friday on leave for a week, his first time home since he left for boot! What's your son's rating? (job)
Comment by Michele on October 29, 2011 at 1:31pm

Hi any Delaware moms with PIR Nov.4 2011?


Comment by Just T on May 23, 2011 at 3:05pm
His guys.....just changed my screen name.  Just T (Olivia's mom) was tfarr1225
Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on May 23, 2011 at 11:24am
I'd be up for a meet and greet too. Good to see some activity on this site for a change.
Comment by Just T on May 23, 2011 at 10:20am

I think a meet and greet would be a great idea.....


Thanks for the suggestion John....sound grreat!

Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on May 23, 2011 at 10:00am
the box, I remember getting it. My son went to boot Nov 09, seems like a lifetime ago.For those starting out here's a suggestion I wish I did, create a timeline of specific dates and accomplishments. The longer you're here the dates seem to run together. Boot Grad, A school Grad (Corpsman here) first duty station (Camp Lejeune), etc. My son is a "greenside" corpsman with the Marines. We had no idea when he picked corpsman that he would deployed in the dessert with the Marines!

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