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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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A place to come to for Navy Moms & Family Members who find themselves with an emptynest. A place to share our thoughts..comfort each other and give advice.

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A place to come to for Navy Moms & Family Members who find themselves with an emptynest. A place to share our thoughts..comfort each other and give advice.


In the event of an emergency within the sailor’s family, where you feel the sailor must be notified and considered for Emergency Leave, you must notify the American Red Cross through the national headquarters in Washington, DC (1-877-272-7337) or via their website

Discussion Forum

Depression of husband

Started by vivian (Ship 03, Div 021). Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Oct 9, 2019. 14 Replies

Bursting with pride BUT.........

Started by LadyPendragon. Last reply by anasazigypsy Apr 17, 2019. 24 Replies


Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Jan 12, 2015. 0 Replies

Sending 2 off to Basic in less than 3 weeks between them

Started by k10mom (Ship 14, Division 146). Last reply by CO-TwinSalorsMom Nov 12, 2014. 8 Replies

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN yesterday

mariecb - B will be 32 in June and our youngest will be 27 in August.  I agree - how did our kids get so old lol?!

We FaceTimed with them a bit ago and B bought a bunch of "beach" type things at the Dollar Store.  He figured if they couldn't be in Hawaii he would bring Hawaii to them for her was really cute.  And they were wearing Hawaiian shirts when we talked.  Glad they could make light of it - especially since it's 18 and feels like 4 at their house right now!  And Hawaii is 75* lol

Comment by Tammy_Girl yesterday

B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN, very nice to hear happy news.  I hope we can get to see our son in CA this year.

Comment by mariecb on Friday

My oldest (former navy) turns 30 in May!  Hard to even get my head around having a child that is 30...youngest is turning 27.  It is almost a year since we got back from our Hawaii trip - hope C and wife can get there soon...never put a honeymoon on hold too long!!  :-) 

Happy Friday and week's end to all...NMH's!!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on Friday

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Hi all - Happy Friday!  Today is C's 30th birthday.  They would have have been flying to Hawaii today to celebrate their honeymoon, graduating from MSU and her birthday.  Unfortunately that trip didn't happen......On a positive note she started grad school this week and they are completely moved in to their new house.  Now if we can just figure out when we can visit them in MI! 

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Comment by Tammy_Girl on January 6, 2021 at 9:56pm

B'sNukeMoMMMN, thanks for the article.  I just read it - very interesting. 

Comment by Tammy_Girl on January 6, 2021 at 9:47pm

Daysleeper, our numbers are up in Maryland.  You stay safe as well.  Kudos to you for mowing neighbor's lawn.  How nice.

Comment by Daysleeper on January 6, 2021 at 9:43pm

Took advantage of a semi cloudy day and started on mowing the neighbor's front lawn. Their lawn always grows faster than my side plus our lawn is still a little muddy. I have Friday off and hopefully I will feel up to it to finish the back half and so our lawn. 

Still wondering what our new mayor will do with the quarantine levels. Unfortunately our covid numbers are rising so not sure what is happening out here. 

Stay safe everyone and I hope our sailors are safe too!


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