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.



Navy Girlfriends


Navy Girlfriends

for girlfriends or wives that have someone they love in the Navy.

Members: 423
Latest Activity: Aug 20, 2020

Discussion Forum

Introducing my self

Started by Navygirlfriend (AD) Jul 16, 2018. 0 Replies

hi my name is Danielle ! My boyfriend and I have been together for 2 years. We are from richland, ga. He graduates bootcamp Friday July 20th. Continue

Help... 6 wks before leaving my boyfriend out of no where broke it off!! My heart is shattered :(

Started by loveispatient May 27, 2014. 0 Replies

My boyfriend of a year and a half blindsided me yesterday saying he cant invest in our relationship anymore. I was completely shocked and heart broken... he is the love of my life. We got in a stupid…Continue

PIR Gifts

Started by Mackenzie33 May 18, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi everyone! My SR is graduating from BC on June 6. I have been trying to decide what I am going to get him for graduation and I read something online that they are allowed to put St. Michael's…Continue

New to Overseas Long Distance

Started by k.cole15. Last reply by k.cole15 Apr 9, 2014. 2 Replies

hey everyone! So a couple months ago my boyfriend found out he was going to be stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. We've been doing long distance for almost 2 years so I'm usually pretty good about things,…Continue

Tags: USS George Washington, FC, overseas, long distance, japan

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Comment by Kiki92 on February 18, 2018 at 1:49am
Hello ladies, I'm kiya and I'm new to the group. I was hoping for some guidance if possible. My bf went to boot camp, A school and deployment all in a year. I've seen him for 3 days since he joined last year. He is currently still on deployment and I'm taking it very hard. It will be a year next week of him being gone and I'm starting to lose strength. Any advice? Is this normal?
Comment by blueberry_munchkins on March 29, 2017 at 8:23am

Hello ladies, My name is Nygel and I'm new to the group and to the site. My boyfriend was shipped out yesterday for bootcamp in Great Lakes, IL. We're together for 3 months before his ship out date and he's expected to graduate by May 2017. Anyway, I'm looking for new friends that feels the same as I do. Being far away from each other is not that easy but this is a new path to take in our lives. Hope everyone is doing well. I'm excited and thrilled to get to know you all! :)

Comment by Camille on February 3, 2016 at 6:20pm
Hi guys! My name is Camille I'm new to the group. My boyfriend joined the navy in October and he's in San Antonio right now and I'm in California. He's getting new orders next week so he may be somewhere new again soon. I think I'm just looking for friends to understand what all this is about and looking for people to lean on while going through this. The navy thing is completely new for me so I'm kind of learning as I go!
Comment by Mackenzie33 on April 24, 2014 at 5:36pm

Hey guys! New to this group, but my boyfriend is in BC right now. He has been there for about two weeks so far and things are pretty good but it's really hard! So I am looking for friends and people with experience to help me through this tough time! Hope you all are doing well! Can't wait to get to know you all!! 

Comment by abuon18 on February 13, 2014 at 5:45pm
You're welcome. You'll never really get a good understanding. There's going to be lots you won't get answers to or that you won't understand the answers to that you do get. Plans constantly change at the last minute so you just have to learn to go with the flow! You'll hear so many different experiences from different people but the reality is what one person may experience will be completely different than your experience. Every single thing is dependent on the individual command so there is no uniformity across the Navy as far as procedures, as much as they claim there is. Everything is up to the command's discretion.
Comment by Kelsey on February 13, 2014 at 5:37pm
Thank you abuon18! I just kinda like to get a better understanding of all of this! :)
Comment by Proud Navy Girlfriend on February 13, 2014 at 5:28pm
Well there's an answer! :)
Comment by abuon18 on February 13, 2014 at 5:10pm
They are not always far apart. Sometimes they redeploy immediately, for example last year a ship came home & was needed to deploy again less than 2 months later. It was not planned.
Comment by Proud Navy Girlfriend on February 13, 2014 at 5:04pm
Yeah I am watching my little cousin tomorrow now too! Haha. And I'm not sure yet? This is my first deployment with him! And it wasn't a full deployment so I'm not sure if they are always this far apart. But they have to make sure everything is good on the ship and get worked on and stuff so it does take a long time
Comment by Kelsey on February 13, 2014 at 4:52pm

My sister volunteered me to watch my nephew while her and her fiance go out this friday! lol not a big deal I love that little boy, plus it will help me not be so lonely. Proud Navy Girlfriend, maybe you will get to go see him!:) Do you know if all deployments are that far apart? I am just curious so I can know what to expect!


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