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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Hawaii Moms

Loved ones in Navy who are from Hawaii

Members: 26
Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2015

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Comment by peggyproudnavymom on February 18, 2013 at 1:45pm

just wanted you to know that we have a new facebook page for Loved ones Submarines in Hawaii Hope to see you there

Comment by Ola on August 25, 2012 at 2:36pm

Thank you smile I appreciate the information.  I will definitely check out the websites.  You have a great weekend too.


Comment by Ola on August 24, 2012 at 11:02pm

Maybe someone from here can help me, how long after your SR get to boot camp do you receive what ship or division he's in.  I received his box with his belongings on Monday.  He's been there for 10 days if anyone knows please let me know.


Comment by 808mom on August 17, 2012 at 7:27pm

Solomon's mom, you will get a form letter shortly and if you are lucky, your son will write a short note on it. :) It took about 2 weeks for the first letter to arrive since the mail person will have to be trained and the SR's don't have much time during P-days. They may get a phonecall in week 3 or 4, but don't count on anything. And yes, will head up th GL  for PIR. Can't wait to see them!

Comment by Ola on August 17, 2012 at 12:09pm

Yes I am on Oahu. I met up with one of my son's friends mom who is also on here, we chatted for a while, she gave me some information of what and when or where to go also, thanks.  Are you headed to GL 808mom?  I've been writing letters since the day he left, already to mail out just waiting on where it goes now, it's only been 3 days, seems like forever though.  How did you get pass the first week?  I do keep myself busy with my other kids.  Oh I know what I wanted to ask how long before you got a letter from your son?

Comment by 808mom on August 16, 2012 at 3:34am

Aloha, Solomon's mom, My son flew out to GL on June 26 and we are part of PIR 8/24. 9 more days and we get to see them! You should get a short phone call soon to inform you that they arrived, the box can take a while. Do join Bootcamp moms on N4M to start with, after a while you will find moms with the same PIR date as yours and they usually form a wonderful group with invaluable information and support. Glad you found our little Hawaii group and just ask away! Are you on Oahu?

Comment by Ola on August 16, 2012 at 2:38am

Aloha everyone I am new my son flew out of Hawaii on 8/14, I've been browsing this website and ask in the main chat room if there was a group for Hawaii moms so I checked it out.  I would love any information of what to expect in the next few weeks or actually how long before I get the package with his belongings.


Comment by Marcy on August 1, 2012 at 9:50pm

Well I gotta boast about my sailor here. He got his ESWS pin while they were out to sea. I am so proud of him.

Comment by Redfly on July 23, 2012 at 6:44pm

thanks for the info 808mom... :)

Comment by Redfly on July 23, 2012 at 1:28pm

My thoughts and prayers are with all in Colorado.  I feel bad asking this when there is so much going on,but can someone recommend a hotel or some sort of housing to rent in Waikiki.  Our son is stationed in Pearl Harbor and we are planning a family trip next summer with about 10 family members.  We don't just want a hotel room because dinning out can get costly with that many.  So we thought if we rented a hotel with a kitchen area that would help.  Any suggestions???? Thanks for your help.


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