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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"Hi everyone, I did post a Facebook reminder again today... I'll see you ladies Satur…"

SaltyMama replied Apr 25, 2019 to 8th Annual Everybody's Birthday on April 27th, 2019!!

3 Apr 25, 2019
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"Hi JJ! I did post this on Facebook a couple of weeks ago and will post a reminder a…"

SaltyMama replied Mar 26, 2019 to 8th Annual Everybody's Birthday on April 27th, 2019!!

3 Apr 25, 2019
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"Hi JJ, I posted this on the Facebook site! I will be there!"

SaltyMama replied Mar 26, 2017 to Everybody's Birthday on April 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 at the Roasted Pear in Brooklyn Park, MN

2 Apr 4, 2017
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"Yes it's actually a secret group so you can't find it unless you're added. I clicked…"

SaltyMama replied Jan 25, 2017 to Lunper - Lunch/Supper get together

13 Feb 4, 2017
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"Amanda I just posted to the Facebook page and added you to the Minnesota Moms of Sai…"

SaltyMama replied Jan 24, 2017 to Lunper - Lunch/Supper get together

13 Feb 4, 2017
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"I'm looking at my schedule that day to see if  I can make it. Do you want me to post…"

SaltyMama replied Jan 23, 2017 to Lunper - Lunch/Supper get together

13 Feb 4, 2017
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"The name is Minnesota Moms of Sailors but I think it's a secret group. I'll look int…"

SaltyMama replied Jul 7, 2016 to July 23, 2016 Lunch

11 Jul 23, 2016
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"Dang, I will be in Florida getting home early the next morning (Easter Sunday)."

SaltyMama replied Mar 14, 2016 to March 26th Navy Mom lunch

10 Mar 27, 2016
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"Hi ladies, I also put this on the Facebook page and have had a few "yes" replies so…"

SaltyMama replied Jan 14, 2016 to January 2016 gathering - looking forward to seeing you!

5 Jan 15, 2016
Reply by JJ

"Ugh, I'm sad but I won't be able to come today. Long story.... Hope to see you ladie…"

SaltyMama replied Aug 13, 2015 to August lunch get together

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