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.


Lee Ann Stipe


Mom's of Navy Divers

Members: 115
Latest Activity: Nov 15, 2021

Discussion Forum

Places to stay close to dive school in Panama City

Started by Allie Marie. Last reply by Allie Marie Dec 4, 2017. 2 Replies


Started by hill Apr 30, 2016. 0 Replies

Dive Prep Prep

Started by rae. Last reply by Hello2u Nov 29, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by Hello2u on August 3, 2017 at 7:24pm
I loved visiting Panama City dive school that's pretty much where you make it or not! you can see the YouTube videos for new moms here, it's was very helpful :)
Comment by Hello2u on August 3, 2017 at 7:20pm
Well hello!!! Nice to see some action in here, my son had been instructor in Cali now in sub salvage back east it's been a treat traveling to see him and vice versa til his next assignment congrats to all!
Comment by terri8124 on August 3, 2017 at 7:14pm
Sure would be nice if this was more active.
Comment by Oceanslayer on August 3, 2017 at 6:39pm

Hello Tutorlady. This site is not to active. My son I think is a second class diver for his sub. He went to Diver school in Panama City, FL . I believe they have different programs based on what type of diving they will be doing. How long has you son/daughter been enlisted? Well wishes to him and your family.

Comment by tutorlady on August 3, 2017 at 8:10am

Good morning to all.  At the very beginning of the process.....

Comment by Nativemom on June 20, 2017 at 5:34pm
My Diver graduated from Panama City Florida June 2016, he is currently stationed in yokuska Japan, for 3 years. He has been there for 1 year so far. Yes Dive community is small and close knit, hello to everyone here.
Comment by Oceanslayer on September 16, 2016 at 9:43am

My son has been in for almost 2 years. He is an MM Aux. He is supposed to be going to dive school 10/15/16.  I think he will just be doing diving for his sub but not sure. It looks to me like he will go to Great Lakes the to Panama City. If any one knows please fill me in. Thank you

Comment by MM on July 10, 2015 at 11:03am

Familiar with.  But different

Comment by Hello2u on July 9, 2015 at 12:38pm

Dolores  Congratulations on your son's accomplishments! :) Hooyah!

Comment by MM on July 9, 2015 at 10:42am

Vaguely familiar with that drill :)  This public forum is great for people to get to know how things work and connect, but must always be aware it is a public forum. 

It is a very small community, been there for 5 years, two stations...they probably do know each other 


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