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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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USS Monterey Moms


USS Monterey Moms

For moms, families, & friends with sailors on the USS Monterey

Members: 24
Latest Activity: Jun 9, 2019

Discussion Forum

Deploying in a few days

Started by Fancy Nancy. Last reply by Allytheswimmer Jan 4, 2016. 3 Replies

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You need to be a member of USS Monterey Moms to add comments!

Comment by FLA NavyMom1501 on August 26, 2013 at 1:43pm

Thanks.  I took some time to look over the website for the ombudsman.  It has some helpful information. 

Comment by NIOCGAOMBUDSMAN on August 26, 2013 at 11:51am

Fort Gordon is located in Augusta GA

Comment by FLA NavyMom1501 on August 26, 2013 at 10:04am

Where is Ft. Gordon?

My sailor said he will be going to somewhere in Georgia.

Comment by NIOCGAOMBUDSMAN on August 26, 2013 at 9:59am

Hi Navy Families,

If your sailor is going to Fort Gordon after DLI please check out our Ombudsman Website. Let me know if you have any questions.

Comment by FLA NavyMom1501 on July 4, 2013 at 10:35am

Now that my Sailor is in CA, I'm wondering when Christmas vacation will be.  He said they get two weeks.  Anyone have info on that?

Comment by FLA NavyMom1501 on June 9, 2013 at 7:44pm

Sailor Boy J's Mom -

Thanks.  I hope mine loves it, too.  I know I would!!

Comment by Fancy Nancy on June 8, 2013 at 9:18am

So I find out my son's Mac isn't working.  I can't imagine my son not being able to listen to iTunes, etc.  Of course, Apple can't do anything since the laptop is deployed!  Any sound suggestions on what to do?  1 year warranty is up on July 10--it was his gift for PIR.  Any idea if he can send it home to take in for repair?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! 

Comment by Sailor Boy J's Mom on June 5, 2013 at 6:59pm

NavyMom1501 - My son has been in Monterey for about a month now.  He loves it!

Comment by FLA NavyMom1501 on June 1, 2013 at 5:22pm

Hello everyone.   My SR is going to "A" school in Monterey very soon.  His PIR is 6/14.  Anyone have any tips for me?

Comment by Fancy Nancy on May 8, 2013 at 7:24pm
Thanks a million, Deb. I appreciate your help!
Take care.

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