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 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).  

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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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 Discussions (28)

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My son is going to SERE tomorrow in Maine... I know he will be ok but it worries me it will be so cold there these next two weeks. Anyone o…

Started by redheadlass

11 Feb 3
Reply by redheadlass

Requesting information about ship life for gift ideas

I'm trying very hard to follow the opsec guidelines so I'm not posting names, dates, or locations, but can anyone provide any helpful hints…

Started by Nancy

0 Oct 23, 2021

Housing in Corpus Christi

Hello Moms!  Anyone have any suggestions for housing in Corpus Christi?  

Started by AWR

1 Apr 24, 2021
Reply by LoniJ

Condolence Cards for Families of Slain Aviators

I couldn't stop thinking about the tragic deaths of the three Pensacola aviators in December. My DS had trained there and had only left for…

Started by Allison

0 Feb 14, 2020

Housing in Kingsville

Hello all!  My DS just finished primary and is scheduled to report to Kingsville for Advanced training.  Does anyone have any info on housi…

Started by Andy'sMom

2 Jan 29, 2020
Reply by LucyJo

February 28, 2020 Corpus Christi Winging Ceremony

Hello, Does anyone have an itinerary for the Corpus Christi Winging Ceremony on February 28, 2020?  I am trying to schedule a lunch or dinn…

Started by buckyGM

3 Jan 28, 2020
Reply by ulua

HAC Board

Good morning!  I’m a new mom with a DS in the HAC process (helicopter aircraft commander).  He is finding it much more difficult than his f…

Started by Praying Mom

1 Feb 19, 2019
Reply by Glenni

Wing Ceremony

My Son will be winged at the end of the month.  What is an appropriate gift to give him?  Do the parents buy the gold wing pin and pin him…

Started by Janis

4 Dec 27, 2018
Reply by Chris


Hi does anyone have a recommendation for a good church to attend while in Pensacola?

Started by Matt's mom

3 Mar 14, 2018
Reply by LoniJ

Winging: Is there a usual day for Officers to Get their Wings

My husband and I are trying to plan being at our son's Winging in Pensacola sometime between April and early May.  Just trying to learn if…

Started by MissyMom

5 Feb 28, 2018
Reply by kaarinac


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