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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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.


Tricia T

Moms of Aviation Rescue Swimmers


Moms of Aviation Rescue Swimmers

Members: 302
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

This group is for family members and friends of Aviation Rescue Swimmers, or sailors in training to be Aviation Rescue Swimmers

Discussion Forum

The Path of a Rescue Swimmer

Started by Lydia (For B - The Sea is Ours). Last reply by Swimmermom May 28. 53 Replies

My Rescue Swimmer is at RTC...PIR 11/9/18

Started by LittleShipMemories Oct 11, 2018. 0 Replies


Started by Seahawk. Last reply by Seahawk Aug 4, 2017. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by silverjoy57 1 hour ago

Active group???

Comment by Swimmermom on March 16, 2019 at 12:44pm

Is this an active group?  Don’t see recent posts.

Thank you,


Comment by stin on January 15, 2019 at 1:28pm

Looking for info on holding after BC graduation and all the possibilities and next steps.  Looks like there is a month between starts!?

Comment by Honeygaze on January 7, 2019 at 1:12pm

today is Day 1 of Week 1 for the new RSS class...  anyone else here nervous and biting their nails like me?

Comment by Snowbird on August 9, 2018 at 7:36am
Hello aviation rescue swimmer moms, my son is at Pensacola next week. I hope to learn a lot from you all. Snowbird (mary)
Comment by polomom on June 23, 2018 at 5:18pm

Hi kstin, congratulations to your son!  My son is AIRR, and just graduated from RSS last week, will be starting A school this week.  It's a very exciting, very difficult and demanding path.  The draft is a nationwide "search", where the Navy (based on contracts available) choose AIRR candidates based on their scores. He will then be offered a new contract, which invalidates the previous contract, and he will be given a new ship date.  You may as well get used to the "hurry up and wait" and "oh yeah, everything has changed as of a second ago" .. haha!!  It's very exciting, and the family support is absolutely amazing.  There are also several private FB pages that you can look into joining.  Good luck to your SR!!!!  <3 NMH (Navy Mom Hugs)

Comment by bean on April 24, 2018 at 5:57pm

Hello!  I am new to the group but not Navy moms.  My youngest just left for boot yesterday to start his path to be a Air Rescue Swimmer.  My oldest is in NY finishing up Nuke school. So my head is spinning a little today. 

Comment by bats27 on January 26, 2018 at 5:12pm

QsPop, Once he gets to Pensacola he has to phase up which can take week or two. My sons PIR was in sept 16, we drove his car down beginning of Oct. All depends on command and how fast they get things done and signed off. Time off isn't likely unless it was Holiday Leave for xmas/Thanksgiving, they do get off for some other holidays but that depends also. Hope this helped & Good Luck to you son!

Comment by QsPop on January 26, 2018 at 9:56am

After BC, does anyone know how long it will be before he can wear civilian clothes, use his car, take time off, etc...

Comment by MamaBear2018 on January 4, 2018 at 10:28am

Thanks Colleen, so when your daughter got to A school, how long before she could get leave to come home? Thx


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