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.


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Holiday Home for Sailors


Holiday Home for Sailors

This group is for moms to sign up to "host" a sailor for the holidays, and for moms who are looking for somewhere their sailors can spend Christmas.

Location: USA
Members: 20
Latest Activity: Aug 16

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Holiday Home for Sailors to add comments!

Comment by Sukie on December 21, 2014 at 9:14pm

Anyone in Everett willing to host a couple pf sailors for Christmas??

Comment by 1proudrn on November 26, 2012 at 12:20am

Hi there, I am new to this group. Is it possible for boot camp SR 's to be hosted for the holidays? Just got my first call from my son today and he was really upset about missing Thanksgiving and asked me if I could hook him up with a host family for Christmas. Hope to hear from someone soon. Thanks!

Comment by DENISE FROM MICHIGAN on December 10, 2010 at 2:15pm

Kristina-  That's ok.  My son and 192 other SR'S went to a local church for a Thanksgiving feast and R & R.  When we went to his PIR 12-03 we went to the church and thanked them.  Are there any Sailors at SANG we would love to have ya.

Comment by cheryllynn-proud mom of a sailor on November 30, 2010 at 9:55am
This is a wonderful group! I'm here in NH. I don't think we have much of a base left and I'm an hour away but if there is a sailor that needs a 'home' for the holidays we are here. My sailor son will be home for Christmas. He is just finishing A school.
Comment by Kristina on November 25, 2010 at 9:16pm
My husband and I are going to Milton FL for christmas. It is about 30 miles from NAS Pensacola I am 99% sure my parents would love to host a sailor or 2 for christmas. Please send me a message if you would like to have your child at my parents home
Comment by Kristina on November 25, 2010 at 9:15pm
Denise I am sorry for not replying sooner I didnt realize that a reply had been posted. Pax river is in MD.
Comment by DENISE FROM MICHIGAN on November 2, 2010 at 6:19pm
where is pax river? my son is at BC
Comment by Kristina on November 2, 2010 at 1:28pm
We are at pax river and can take in a sailor or 2 for the holidays
Comment by CCR on December 30, 2009 at 8:29pm
Thank you for the heads up. I am sure there are many more.
Comment by Karen Ott on November 28, 2009 at 12:46pm
Ruth.. sweetie... I need all the help I can get....LOL

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