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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Moms of Officers Discussions (58)

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Any Moms or other family who currently have someone at OCS?

Hoping to connect with some people who currently have an OCS participant.  Or who have had this year? I do not see recent activity?

Started by missmellen

14 Jul 8
Reply by val

Typhoon about to hit Okanawa

Anyone else have loved ones there? I'm really worried. My son just moved into housing, doesn't even have his goods yet. Goods just got to i…

Started by Wendy

6 Aug 31, 2022
Reply by Wendy

Flight Suit Friday- Pensacola

Has anyone witnessed son/daughter’s ceremony officially wearing their flight suit? Curious if any parents attended event? Thank you!

Started by Michele

8 Mar 7, 2022
Reply by Glenni

commissioning during COVID

Dear All, Not certain how active this group is, but I'm looking for a community of moms. We are relatively new to the military. My son will…

Started by Meredith

4 Jan 2, 2021
Reply by Andy'sMom

New to the Group

I am new to the group.  I feel like I just barely figured out being a midshipman mom and all of a sudden it is time for Commissioning.  I d…

Started by LakeviewMom

20 Apr 2, 2020
Reply by Anchorsaway

OCS Class Number?

Hi, I’m new to the group and my husband just started OCS on May 5th. I got a phone call from him before he surrendered his phone but he did…

Started by Jana S.

4 Aug 20, 2019
Reply by Robiesmom

OCS class 14-19 grad date

My daughter entered OCS May 5, her class is 14-19.  I know they said graduation is on a Friday, is that the Friday before or after the Sund…

Started by Chris10

4 May 15, 2019
Reply by Chris10

whats next after commissioning ceremony

Can someone share the timeline they experienced after commissioning ceremony? Will my son leave right away for any schooling he needs befor…

Started by Claire24

4 Nov 19, 2018
Reply by Noni

Next steps after graduation

I posted this query in another group, but maybe this is a better place. I'll start with saying i do not know any alphabet soup terms... My…

Started by Claire24

6 Nov 18, 2018
Reply by Alaskan Mom

Winging Ceremony

Good evening; I have two sons in the Navy and one of them is going to receive his Wings very soon.   I have a few questions regarding the p…

Started by Belle

6 Aug 1, 2018
Reply by J/J Mom


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