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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Naval Aviation

For Moms with Aviators or anyone interested

Members: 286
Latest Activity: yesterday

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Comment by Glenni yesterday

NAVPERS finally signed off on the NAMI recommendation that my son be granted a waiver to fly! I'm really proud of both him and his wife for their perseverance during this time. He has gone into work each day at the unit and tried to remain in good spirits even though he knew he wouldn't get paid for this time. I hope that this experience will help him be a better, more understanding, compassionate officer someday!

Now I'm just excited about them moving to Pensacola...just waiting on the final orders!

Comment by Allison on January 6, 2022 at 12:24pm

CheriH - Sending hugs. My DS was supposed to be with them. That ended up not happening, but I could feel myself choking up whenever I thought about it. I totally get it.

Comment by Huskermom on January 6, 2022 at 10:20am

I have my anchor necklace on, too. 

BNMH to you, CheriH!

Comment by Glenni on January 5, 2022 at 11:31pm

I love the anchor necklace idea. Hugs!!

Comment by CheriH on January 5, 2022 at 9:28pm

And, with a text for a 'see you later', he is off.  Flew out to the carrier. The pit in my stomach is back.  I've got my anchor necklace on (I wear it when he's deployed) and I'm making my plans to visit my DIL and grands to give her a break.  Even tho' I know the drill, it isn't really any easier.  Thanks for understanding!

Comment by Chris on December 25, 2021 at 5:50pm


I sent you a friend request, wanted to PM you about our sons.  They must know each other...

Comment by Glenni on December 18, 2021 at 9:32pm

Thank you all so much for your encouraging words. 

Suzie, How wonderful that you get to attend their wedding!!

Comment by Huskermom on December 16, 2021 at 12:10pm

Congratulations and best wishes, Suzie! Glad they can have a beautiful wedding and you get to be there and unwind with them. 

Take care!

Comment by Suzie on December 16, 2021 at 11:38am

Prayers, Glenni.  We went through prep for deployment at this same time last year.  Wonderful that he can join you for Christmas :-))

Comment by Suzie on December 16, 2021 at 11:36am

HA - Glenni - yup . . . we've all been there.  Know that this is the way things go with the military:  when THEY need it, in THEIR time.  My DS is still dealing with all that, too.  Deep breath!!

Finally - - after deployment, cancer, 2yrs of trying to navigate through the virus, many DET's and another deployment - - DS and "wife" are getting officially married in Key West in a few weeks - - in between DET's !!!  So excited to leave winter and head south for a little bit. Just wish his Dad had lived long enough to join in the celebration.

Y'all have a wonderful Christmas/New Year's, with or without those we love being close.  We still are blessed and have much to be thankful for :-))


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