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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Iowa Navy Moms

Anyone from Iowa who has a loved one in the Navy

Members: 50
Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2021

Discussion Forum

October happenings in the Quad-Cities

Started by Ruth, Gun's Mom. Last reply by Dawn Sep 16, 2012. 1 Reply

2012 Quad Cities packing party

Started by Ruth, Gun's Mom Jul 1, 2012. 0 Replies

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on November 14, 2019 at 3:34pm

There is! Look for IA/IL Quad Cities Navy/Military Moms/Families and Friends on FB. Even though it’s titled Quad Cities, we cover all of Iowa and western Illinois. Request to join, answer a couple questions and I’ll approve you!

Comment by Adele on November 14, 2019 at 1:32pm

Is this group still active? And is there still a FB page for Iowa Moms?

Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on June 24, 2017 at 2:49pm

If there are any moms somewhat close to the Quad-Cities, we have a Facebook page that includes Illinois and Iowa moms.  We're doing a packing party for the USS Fitzgerald on Thursday at 9:00 in Davenport. 

Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on October 27, 2014 at 10:20am

The Iowa facebook page has been changed to secret for security reasons, so contact me if you'd like to join.  

Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on September 19, 2014 at 9:07pm

Packing Party for Molly's Adopt a Sailors in Davenport on October 19!  

Comment by Maddog08 (SHIP 09 DIVISON 149) on February 28, 2014 at 10:45am

Hello, just joined this group...I'm an Iowa Navy daughter left for BC Feb 25th. Does anyone else have a sailor at GL in BC now???

Comment by Ruth, Gun's Mom on January 10, 2014 at 7:10pm

Navywife+3, there's a facebook group of Iowa Navy families--moms, wives, dads, even recruiters and sailors; no husbands that I know of...yet.

Comment by nolaj on December 11, 2013 at 4:24pm

Leana, an active group to check out is Iowa Navy Moms/wives on FB if you have it.  Just ask to join. I have seen posts from moms that have a sailor there.  Everyone is from all over the state.

Comment by leana*ship14div426 on December 11, 2013 at 3:17pm

Hello everyone. I live in glenwood iowa. My son is currently in goose creek in nuke school. Would love to meet other moms in iowa!

Comment by mama bear on October 2, 2013 at 11:13pm

Hello everyone, just checking in, nothing happening in my life except more medical issues which is nothing new.  I was wondering what effect this govenment shut down has on our sailors and seabees, if any.  I don't understand it much but it has already affected our life because we are farmers and we were to get a govenment payment  and now it's on hold.  It's bad when you have to wait for people to quit trying to be right instead of working together.  Have a good night.


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