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.




MN Moms

For families of Mine Men and those in A training for Minesweeper.

Members: 60
Latest Activity: Oct 9, 2020

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Here's a link to the Mineman rating description:

MN - Mineman Rating

Mineman Rating

And here's a list of the mine warfare vessels of the Us Navy:

List of mine warfare vessels of the US Navy

Discussion Forum

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Comment by Patty on June 9, 2020 at 8:38am

My MNson is getting sent to Bahrain. He is so excited to be able to see the world. 

Comment by Patty on March 2, 2020 at 11:39am

So far from what my son tells me is that there is a lot of sunshine and things to keep him busy at A school. He's been in San Diego since January and I haven't 'seen him since he graduated boot camp, but I get to talk to him daily so it's not so bad. He loves the Navy, and I can't wait til spring break to make a trip to see beautiful San Diego and him.

Comment by Patty on February 28, 2020 at 9:06am

Beverly my son just started a school this week after being on hold for school to start for a month. He loves San Diego. 

Comment by BEVERLY on February 28, 2020 at 5:17am
Hi, my son will be going to A school in San Diego for Minemen. HOOYAH
Comment by Patty on December 19, 2019 at 2:18pm
From what I’ve looked up, it seems like a pretty cool job.
Comment by Justasailorsmom on December 19, 2019 at 11:57am
Patty he will go to SanDiego for A school
Comment by Patty on December 19, 2019 at 8:54am

Can anyone give me any insight on how it’s like for their mineman sailor? My son is in BC now, but after he graduates is supposed to go to A school to train to be a mineman.

Comment by jtr75 on February 14, 2019 at 8:41am

Hello Ladies,

My new-to-the-navy son got orders for a minesweeper in Bahrain.  Freaking out here in NY.  What do I need to know? What's involved?  Can I meet up with him in Dubai for Christmas?


Comment by cao503 on October 28, 2017 at 8:22pm
Is this group still active?
Comment by Michelle0120 on October 5, 2015 at 9:12pm
My son just graduated on Friday and he stayed in GL. he is on hold for 10 days until his ATT school starts. They told him 45 school days (not counting holidays and weekends) so that should take him until around December 18th. Now my question is if he will be able to go on holiday stand down and then right to A school in San Diego for 90 school days?

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