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.




New Wives Club

This group is for people who are new and clueless to being a wife at all, much less being a military wife. Male wives are welcome as well.

Members: 43
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2014

Discussion Forum

Mother in Laws..

Started by allisonG. Last reply by KaywaaB Apr 2, 2012. 8 Replies

I have a question for you ladies.. Do you get along with your MIL? And if so, what are some secrets to making it work. if not how are you trying to make it better... Here's why I am asking this..…Continue

civilian wives..

Started by allisonG. Last reply by NavyWife Oct 4, 2011. 5 Replies

So i was on facebook and I a girl i know from HS posted.. 'i really miss my husband, i want to go in a corner and cry' her husband was gone for 3DAYS!!!! i was beyond annoyed! 3 days! really now!!!…Continue

A wives perspecitve

Started by RoboGal Aug 30, 2011. 0 Replies

I am not a navy wife yet, although we have been talking about it.I am just curious about a wives take on the relationship, deployments and how long they really are gone and back for, specifically…Continue

Cupcakes Ahoy!!

Started by SherryETWife Jul 21, 2010. 0 Replies

For all you ladies out there with loved ones stationed in the Great Lakes area, would you order cupcakes to be delivered to your sailor by 2 Navy Wives who want to brighten the day of these sailors…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by Ashley-PO2 Spouse on September 10, 2012 at 2:24pm

hi all! i'm a "veteran" wife, meaning i was in the military when I met my hubby. we've been married for almost four years. I'd like to help with acrongyms and what things mean if you'd like. I know it can be confusing if you've never been in, or your spouse doesn't describe it very well.

Comment by allisonG on April 24, 2011 at 6:45pm
hi ladies.. so has anyone ever experienced so much emotional distress that you feel like you are going crazy? i know we all have our days of crying when our hubbys are gone, but the past two weeks for me has been hell! He is coming home in 2 wks, but i feel like I cant survive until then and Ive asked him to ask to come home earlier.. but he hasnt gotten anywere with that.. any advice from going nuts?
Comment by LaraP613 on March 15, 2011 at 8:52pm

My husband is going to Boot Camp in Great Lakes on April 20th!  It's right around the corner... anyone have any advice for those first couple of days?

Comment by christina_waits on January 10, 2011 at 1:08pm

Hi everybody... just joined the group! My husband and I just got married over his holiday leave before he left for A school. He just transfered out of the Ceremonial Guard and headed to electronics school. We weren't planning to get married until September, but I found out about a month ago that I'm having a baby! We're very excited, but we decided to move the date up and get me on his insurance and guarantee that I will be on his orders after A school. But since he is still getting settled at school, he hasn't had a chance to do any paper work saying we're married, or sign me up for Tricare. I haven't been to the doctor yet and I'm almost 3 months. I'm really starting to get panicky. Any info on how long this might take or what I can do in the mean time (having no alternative insurance) would be an absolute blessing! 


Thanks again, and I look forward to getting to know other women living the life I just signed up for =)

Comment by SherryETWife on August 25, 2010 at 4:11pm
Hello Ladies! I just wanted to let everyone know that from now on Cupcakes Ahoy! will be donating our delivery fee to Molly's Adopt-A-Sailor!
Comment by wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 on August 8, 2010 at 5:14pm
Well my husbands school is only around 16 weeks long so it doesnt qualify as long nought. that's why we ar goin to do the moving ourselves. We will be living off base and it may just be me for awhile so they aren't the ones handling our move.
Comment by wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 on August 8, 2010 at 4:37pm
wow nevermind I mean pcs and i see now it's permenant hcange of stations. Since I'm just goign of for his A school taht would not be the same thign..correct?
Comment by wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 on August 8, 2010 at 4:34pm
Hi ladies! I have a questoin my husband wnats me to mvoe up while he is in A school. I already know the initial move will not be paid for but we are prepared to pay for that. On some of the apartmnts I have looked at I have seen where it says I must contach the Housing office for permission if we are PSCing. This may sound very stange but I am very new to this...what is PSCing?
Comment by wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 on August 2, 2010 at 9:20pm
Hey ladies just wondering if anyone could help me with a tricare stuff. I'm sending my stuff in to enroll myself but I'm not sure what all I have to do. My hsuband sent me the form from bootcamp it says i need to send in our first payment. Anyone know how to find out how much taht is. I guess you could say I'm very lost. Help please. :)
Comment by annie on July 30, 2010 at 1:43am
He was in the same class as your husband (281) but he DOR'd the first week of phase. He broke out in hives that are still unexplainable to this day.. not because of stress. He said that it was his biggest regret, but can't wait to go back. I bet you're excited.. not many guys made it that far!

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