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.





For family and friends of Sailors who are stationed on the island of Oahu including: Pearl Harbor, NIOC (Kunia), NCTAMS PAC (Wahiawa), Camp Smith, Ford Island, Kaneohe (K Bay)

Location: Oahu Hawaii
Members: 300
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2021


Discussion Forum

Attending a military service academy

Started by 92 May 13, 2018. 0 Replies

My son is an E3 stationed at JBPHH and has been in holding for 18 months.  He applied to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, received a Congressional Nomination, and an appointment to the Academy!  Huge accomplishment and I am so proud of…Continue

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Comment by Baker on November 27, 2019 at 3:06pm

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 

Comment by ReneeBC on November 27, 2019 at 2:48pm

Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving whether your sailors are near or far from home.  May your sailors be safe, happy and call home!  <3 


Comment by blackbirdmom on November 14, 2018 at 6:27am

TxMom Hawaii is a beautiful place for a first duty station. My son-in-law and daughter are stationed there for their first duty station also. He got there last October and she came in December. They are enjoying it. We visited last June for two weeks and didn't get to see it all. 

Comment by Baker on November 13, 2018 at 6:09pm

TxMom welcome. Hawaii is a wonderful place to start a Navy Career if anything because of the Hawaiian Foods and Beaches! Have a great time when you visit her next year!

Our Blue Candle glows (I use electric single candle 24/7) for All Our Sailors, Military, Family and Friends.

Comment by TxMom on November 13, 2018 at 3:49pm

So glad someone recommended this group, this is my daughter's 1st duty station.  She was very excited, she arrived in Oct.  She is doing well and has made friends.  We are very excited to be able to go see her next year, can't wait:)

Comment by Baker on May 19, 2018 at 1:29pm

Good Day Friends!

Anyone know how to set up Navy Housing to stay at when your Sailor is in Hawaii for a short layover? Short time to plan a visit with him while he is on Oahu. Thanks in advance.

Comment by ProudNavyMom#1 on January 18, 2018 at 10:53pm
LindaGirl!!! So good to see you here and to hear your good news!!! God bless you and your family and please pass on the Hooyah to yourSailor!!! <3
Comment by LindaGirl on January 18, 2018 at 10:51am

Well, it’s OFFICIAL, my son just signed his re-enlistment papers 2 days ago to stay in the Navy for another 3 years! He’ll have Shore Duty now, no more deployments or long underways. Hasn’t been been assigned to “where“ yet, but should find out soon. So proud of him and his decision.

Comment by blackbirdmom on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

My son-in-law arrived last week. It is his first duty station. So far, he's made friends and likes it a lot. My daughter will be joining him in a few months, as soon as he can find them an apartment. Any advice? 

Comment by missducky on September 28, 2017 at 8:54am

Hey Y'all! My name is Leslie and my Sailor Son is stationed at NCTAMS PAC in Wahiawa! He has been there since January of this year. He, unfortunately, is having a really hard time...hates it there! He does not do outdoorsy things and is feeling shut in....any advise? 


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