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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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.



Guantanamo Bay Moms - GTMO


Guantanamo Bay Moms - GTMO

Moms, Family & Friends Of Sailors Serving In Guantanano Bay

Members: 47
Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2019

Discussion Forum

What to buy my GTMO sailor for Christmas???

Started by momma bear. Last reply by Anne Marie Feb 20, 2019. 14 Replies

Son going to GITMO

Started by Julie Nov 8, 2018. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Guantanamo Bay Moms - GTMO to add comments!

Comment by Stephanie on November 4, 2016 at 8:28pm
T-Mobile is the only cell service available in Cuba. It does OK
Comment by hannahbresson on January 31, 2016 at 1:01pm

Hi everyone! I'm planning on visiting my boyfriend this summer and am getting really stressed about planning it all!!! How early do you have to get the hotel and how long can you stay? I tried "reserving" a hotel at the navy lodge on base to check the rates but it said there were no rooms available, and thats 6 months in advance :( My boyfriend is an MA and hasn't been in Cuba that long so he isn't all that familiar with how things work, regarding me coming down. I've filled out base access form already, is there anything else I should stress about getting done early. I would love to be down there for two weeks but I have a feeling I will only be able to stay for a week. Any feedback would be awesome! I feel so helpless thousands of miles away!

Comment by momma bear on January 3, 2016 at 5:03pm

Which cell service is best to use at GTMO? We are trying to help our son set up cellular service with a local (on Base) provider.

Comment by momma bear on December 27, 2015 at 12:22pm

I've checked Kayak and trip advisor and I can't get prices for flights because of trade relations. Is there something special I need to do?


Comment by momma bear on December 27, 2015 at 12:07pm

I'm probably late in scheduling this but... ANY HELP/ADVICE would be greatly appreciated! We are a family of 4 going to see our sailor at GTMO for spring break (March). We all have passports but what else do we need to do? 

Comment by lovemysailor on September 23, 2014 at 2:40pm
LedaB llooking at your email address I am pretty sure I know your sponsor and their spouse. We are all pretty good friends. So glad you enjoyed yourself. This place is pretty great!!! Your sponsor works with mine and I use to work with your sponsors spouse... small world :)
Comment by LedaB on September 23, 2014 at 12:53pm

Going to GTMO is safe and relatively easy if you have a sponsor there. Anyone can email me with questions,

Comment by LedaB on September 23, 2014 at 12:50pm

My husband and I just got back from a week long stay in GTMO. It was great! I recommend anybody who has the chance to go GO!

Comment by lovemysailor on August 18, 2014 at 12:29pm
Your sponsor has to get plane tickets and hotel room booked first. Then fill out and submit an entry clearance form for everyone coming to island and get it checked off by everyone.
Comment by lovemysailor on August 16, 2014 at 12:37pm
What news are you wanting?

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