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.




Guam Moms

For Moms with sailors in Guam

Members: 160
Latest Activity: Apr 20, 2023

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Comment by NavyM♥m on October 13, 2022 at 11:37pm

Hi Guam Moms!
My DIL is due to have my 1st granddaughter in Guam. I'm getting confusing stories from my son about the Neo Natal Intensive Care unit at the hospital on Guam. He says if DIL goes into labor too early they will fly her to the Philippines or Hawaii to deliver.  Any Mothers know anything about NICU in Guam?  
Thanks in Advance

Comment by NavyM♥m on August 31, 2022 at 11:30am

Thank you Moms! I've always mailed packages to his rented apt. or house off base. I will check with him to get his APO.  

Comment by Regina on August 31, 2022 at 10:02am


My son was in Guam for 7 and half years. We flew from Michigan 3 time during his stay there, it’s expensive but so worth it. If available check surrounding airports for the best price. We flew out of different airports each time we went, once out of Toronto because it was $1200 cheaper then our local airport.  
It is cheaper to mail packages to an APO address, it does take a little longer to get to them usually 3 to 4 weeks. Make sure you have insurance on any packages you mail.  Congratulations on becoming a first time Grandma, it’s  the best.

Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on August 31, 2022 at 6:16am
Congratulations on the coming grand baby! We never flew to Guam, so I cannot help you there, however, we have mailed our sailor his guitars. We used his APO address, not his home address. However since the cost of shipping has gone up, it cost about $150 each to send. Have you tried using the apo address?
Comment by NavyM♥m on August 31, 2022 at 1:21am

Hi Guam Moms!  I need any info about flying to Guam. I will be a new (1st time) Grandma in Nov. & want to fly over whenever he & his wife give me the OK. Any travel hints? My son is living in a 3 bedroom house in Guam so I will be staying with him.

Also, has anyone had problems mailing things over there? Is there a size limit? Son says he can't order the crib they want because the box it comes in is too big. Everything I've mailed him was in a Large USPS Flat rate box. When they try to order Baby items on Amazon a notice pops up saying the item can't be mailed to Guam. I have bigger items I've bought for the new baby & need to mail them or should I take them on the plane when I fly over?  He'll be there 3 years. Any advice?

Comment by Regina on March 10, 2021 at 3:22pm

hello ladies planning a Guam trip, 

Down load an app called hopper.  If you plan ahead of time put in your dates and they will alert you when you can get the best prices.  Guam airline prices are expensive but it’s so worth the trip.

Our son was stationed in Guam for 7 and half years and loved it. We went 3 time while he was there.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on March 10, 2021 at 2:13pm

Cath - here's the link to the Florida group:

Florida Navy Moms

Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on March 10, 2021 at 1:51pm

I am not in the FL group - didn't know there was one! We moved from CT and still part of that group. My son is sonar and his ship right now is in dry dock state-side, but because of COVID we still cannot see him! You are only about 1 1/2 hours away from us.

Comment by NavyM♥m on March 10, 2021 at 1:10pm

Hi  Cath Bubblehead mom ~ I live near Wildwood. My son is an EOD tech. Not assigned to a ship. We are hoping to go to Guam in 2022 after he's all settled in.  Are you in the Florida Moms group? They got together a few weeks ago near you.

Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on March 9, 2021 at 11:49pm

Hi Navy Mom,

my son has been in for 7 years and has been in Guam for 2 - although, most of the time he has been out with the ship. We have not made it to Guam because of deployment and COVID. We too live in Fl - near the mouse. Where are you?


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