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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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Moms of IS (Intelligence Specialist) sailors.


Moms of IS (Intelligence Specialist) sailors.

My son has found the perfect job for a teenager! When I ask him, "What are you doing?", he honestly tells me, "Sorry, Mom, I can't tell you."

Members: 194
Latest Activity: May 17, 2023


Discussion Forum

Christmas exodus

Started by Bellemonty. Last reply by SRDad Nov 11, 2020. 1 Reply

My son has found his nitch and wife to be

Started by sh04div812adammom. Last reply by Jessie Mar 22, 2017. 2 Replies

Now Your Sailor is at Dam Neck

Started by Mary (Chris' mom). Last reply by Mary (Chris' mom) Jan 25, 2017. 103 Replies

Looking for details on Clearance process

Started by mom123. Last reply by M's mom Oct 15, 2015. 3 Replies

When can a sailor take a 12 -24 hr leave?

Started by philipmom. Last reply by Mary (Chris' mom) Jul 29, 2013. 3 Replies

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Comment by Samantha on February 17, 2021 at 8:12pm

He did get purchase a laptop and completed A School.  He was also able to earn some college credit for real world experience!  Pretty cool!

Comment by Anna on September 18, 2020 at 6:35pm


Did your son get a laptop??  Is he done with A school??

Comment by Samantha on September 11, 2020 at 7:20am

My son called and he Is clear!! Woot!

Comment by Samantha on July 20, 2020 at 10:09am

My son is debating on purchasing a Laptop.  Any ideas or suggestions?

Comment by Samantha on July 1, 2020 at 10:33pm

Anyone else have a seaman in A or C school in Dam Neck currently?

Comment by Samantha on June 8, 2020 at 12:55pm

Anna-Thank you for the encouraging words!  I know he will do well but I need him to believe it also!  

Comment by Anna on June 7, 2020 at 11:22pm

M's mom,

Congrats to your son also!!  We lived in Annapolis for years and I love that part of the country.  There is so much to see and do in Maryland - from camping in the mountains to all the history in the area!! And on becoming a new homeowner - how exciting!  It is always so special when we have something of our own!!  Even if it can be lots of work sometimes!!!  Wishing him and his wife all the best!!!!

Comment by Anna on June 7, 2020 at 11:18pm


Congratulations to your son!!!  I hope he enjoys Dam Neck, as I remember from when my son went through there it is a lot of work!!  I wish him all the best!!!

Comment by Samantha on June 5, 2020 at 11:05am

Thank you Anna!  Just got word he will begin on Monday!  

M's mom, Congrats on your son being a homeowner!  

Comment by M's mom on May 24, 2020 at 4:32pm


My son is now with the US Fleet Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Maryland (Baltimore.)   He and his wife bought their first house nearby.  They had always lived in apartments and base housing, and wanted something they could change to suit them.  They are gradually remodeling and sprucing it up, since it's an older house, in hopes of selling at a profit when it's time to move on in two years.  The "joys" of home ownership come with lots of maintenance, as they're finding out.  Had to put on a new roof, etc.  At least YOU don't have to worry about maintaining a big house!!!   haha


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