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.


Jill I


Moms who served

Moms who once served in some branch of the armed forces. (We also welcome interested people who serve in other ways - like being a Navy Mom!!!! So feel free to jump in if the subject interests you!)

Members: 13
Latest Activity: Aug 16

Our Mom & Dad/Vets include:
Jill Army 1983-1986 USMAPS, (West Point Prep.) E-5, Food Service Sergeant
Vicki-Navy 1982-1987 Dental Tech- Yuma, Great Lakes, and Guam
Alison--1986 to 1990 SN USS Yellowstone AD 41, Norfolk, VA.
Maureen - Navy
Alicia - Airforce
Debbie G - Navy officer 1977-1987
Deb F (Debra) - Airforce National Guard (Washington)
Diana - Navy officer presently
Anna - Navy active 1972-75 / reserves 77-80 OS3 FACSFAC San Diego
Linda D - Navy 1986
Heather - Navy 1986 Hospital Corpsman
Becky - US Navy (USS Cape Cod AD-43)(NAVPOLAR) DP2
Cindi - Navy Parachute Rigger 1983-91 active, reserves 93-97
Anti M -USN, ET1 (secure voice comms aka crypto gear), 1979~1989
Military Mom-Navy 1980-89 SK2- E5-USS Lexington
Julie - Navy 1983-1987 OM3 (Opticalman)
Robert - (Mr Dad 115) USMC 82 - 87 Camp Lejune FMF 2nd MAR DIV
Kim - US Army - Mitchell 2nd Med BTN Camp Casey, Korea 1980's
Nancy - US Army - 82-86 E5 Truck Driver in Germany
Laureen Navy - 80-96-HM1 - E6- Corpsman / Medical services officer
Sue -Air Force nurse Sep84 to May 91. CannonNM,Japan,Barksdale,AFB, La.
Tracye - Army reserve - Louisville, KY 389th Airborne
Keith's Mom-NAS Whiting Fld FL, Sicily- Gulf War, and Beth NavHosp
Carolyn - Navy OS - 1988 - Puerto Rico
Georganan - AF from 1977-82 Admin at Norad Mountain, Co and Bitburg, GE
VirtualLorri - Army, Army reserve & Nat. Guard 1983-1993
Stacie (Army)
Lynn -DS in the Navy during the late 80's
Arwen - 1988-92 as a DC on the USS McKee AS-41
Bobbi - Navy, 1984-1988, CE2 - London, England
seababyexpress - hi navy corpsman in 1970-1994 HMCS(ret)
betsy army 1982-84 active, 86-88 reserves, 92-93 reserves
marie - Navy 79 -89
david - Army 80-84, air force 85-92
Angela - Air Force 1989-1993
Sherri - Navy from 81-90 as an OTA.
Our ranks now include:
22 Navy
8 Army
6 Air Force

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Comment by dallasmom on October 8, 2013 at 9:24pm

Hi- I served in the Army 86-91 Stationed in Giessen Germany, I have a son in Navy boot camp now and I am VERY PROUD!

Comment by Arwen on September 29, 2013 at 11:31pm
Comment by Anna on November 13, 2012 at 8:14pm

Welcome May!!  Glad you found us.  Where were you stationed?  I was at NAS North Island in San Diego.  I have a son Navy, a daughter who just got out of the Navy, and another daughter who just became a Naval Officer.

Comment by May on November 13, 2012 at 5:13am

Glad I found this group!!  I served in the US Air Force (Sgt) 1981-1985 as an F-4 Phantom Crew Chief.  My oldest is in the  Marines and my youngest is in Boot right now but I'll get to see him Nov 30 PIR. It is very odd for this old Airman being the mother of a Marine and a Sailor :-) 

Comment by Arwen on February 15, 2012 at 3:30am

Comment by Arwen on December 21, 2011 at 7:25pm

Happy Solstice, everyone!

Comment by Arwen on December 21, 2011 at 7:14pm

Comment by Sherri (mom of Kirsten) on December 12, 2011 at 4:28pm

Hi Patty. Welcome. Where were you stationed?

Comment by Barbydahlzz ALUM 09/075 USS JPJ on December 11, 2011 at 10:08pm

Hi Patty.... Welcome to the group!!!

Comment by PattyM on December 10, 2011 at 2:07pm

I just found this group!  I was a Hospital Corpsman (HM2) from 1976-1980.  Hubby was also a Hospital Corpsman (HM1) from 1976-1982.  Now, our youngest is a Naval Flight Officer, currently a LtJG and currently on the way home from deployment!!!! Hi all!


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