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 Marie ~ Proud Diver Mom on July 8, 2015 at 9:42pm

Do any of you have a diver currently in Little Creek?

Comment by MM on July 8, 2015 at 8:53pm

I agree when this is all a new thing, and there is so much to learn, this is a great resource.  So much information here and met some great people along the way too.                                 My diver son is currently in SD.  Loves his job.

I will answer any questions you have if I can mom of nate.  Feel free to ask away.  

Comment by Marie ~ Proud Diver Mom on July 8, 2015 at 8:33pm

WOW, 22 years Dolores.  That is terrific.  Many thanks for his commitment and dedication.  I know my diver loves his job, I can see him staying through retirement ~ but we'll see, he is only 22 yo

Comment by Bensmom on July 8, 2015 at 8:20pm
My diver graduated from dive school in August 2011. He spent three years at NAS Jacksonville and is in Rota Spain for two years working with EOD.
The dive community is very small mand pretty close-knit. I treasured this site in the very beginning for the info and support. It is still a great place to communicate. Like another navy diver mom said "we are pretty seasoned now."
Please know we are all still here for continuing support and info.
Comment by momofasailor on July 8, 2015 at 7:32pm

I am new.  My son leaves in September for boot camp then off to diving school.  I would love to see more activity on this site.  I am on the navyformoms site all the time right now - getting prepared for the big send off.  

I love reading your comments and appreciate all the support.

Comment by Hello2u on July 8, 2015 at 3:42pm
I dont do FB anymore I enjoy this site and navyfordads site its a bit more controlled plus I like the blogs :)
Comment by Marie ~ Proud Diver Mom on July 8, 2015 at 2:53pm

Are any of you also on the FB "Navy Divers Family Support Group"?  There are several newbies (from meps to PC) but there are also a few that have certified divers.  I'm 2 1/2 yrs in with my Diver but it's still kind of nice to connect with other spec op moms.

Comment by MM on July 8, 2015 at 2:05pm

Marie- I agree with Caron MS.  Used this site very much back when things started, now 5 or so years later, we just know the drill--so to speak.  When I went to sign on to answer you, I couldn't even remember my password....

Comment by CaronMS ND Mom on July 8, 2015 at 1:53pm

I guess we've all learned to adjust more or less to our sailors being gone. Mine is still in Honolulu, his second assignment there. We have three more years of trips there to see him. Right now we're planning a family trip to be there with him for Christmas. Yay!!

Comment by Hello2u on July 8, 2015 at 2:05am
yup everyones moved on I can hear crickets! lol my son grad dive school Feb 2013 div 806 he s now based and instructing in CA

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