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.


Kathleen~Jonis' Ma***

Navy Moms Health Care Professionals


Navy Moms Health Care Professionals

A place for anyone that's a kind of Health Care Professional to come & discuss their Sailor, their job or connect w/someone w/the same interest.

Members: 62
Latest Activity: Aug 16

Discussion Forum

Thank you Brenda, Kathleen

Started by BarbaraR.. Last reply by BarbaraR. Mar 31, 2011. 12 Replies

Son left for bc on February 23

Started by rose. Last reply by BarbaraR. Mar 5, 2011. 3 Replies


Started by Cindy-Molly's Mom Feb 27, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by adale on October 13, 2012 at 10:50pm

Just joining this group. I am an Occupational Therapist with a son in the Navy since 1999. He is an officer, now deployed in Afghanistan.

Comment by sunriseglow on April 9, 2012 at 12:51am

Prayers to all affected by last weeks news, which has affected all of Us!                   Am requesting personal prayers from all of You! Pray that God Gives my Mom what she has waited he whole life ( whatever his choice is!), to go Home to Him! And for my Brothers Heart Brake to Heal, he's in CCU, upon this news of Mom! The rest of us are at peace,OK! Thank you all for your Prayers!, God Hears! :) All & All we All Had a Beautiful Easter & Hope All of You did Also! :)   Many Thanks to you All for the Prayers!!!!!! 2 Blue Star Navy Mom

Comment by Scrappy1(Carol) on July 3, 2011 at 3:46pm
Hey all, been awhile since I got here.  Our son graduated corpsman training, was home 2 weeks and now based in Camp Lejeune.  He found out he is going to be assigned to L&D.  I know that is not his first want but destiny has a way of working out.  I know he will learn so much there and that will help him down the road.  When we were home we talked about life after Navy and he said he may want to be a Nurse.  Happy Mom!  Happy 4th to all.  God Bless America
Comment by bskimber on June 24, 2011 at 11:59am
KK, thanks for checking on me. I was doing well until I got a letter from him on yesterday. He says he kinda wishes he had remained at home and that he was worried about the swim test and it keeping him from graduating on 7/29. I am just sending up prayers and sending him encouraging letters. The bright side....almost half done! :-)
Comment by boilermom on June 13, 2011 at 10:50pm
Thanks for the input. We live in Ohio so I will just have to look up what the rules are in our state.
Comment by Okie Cowgirl on June 12, 2011 at 11:57pm


Different states have different rules.  In some states PAs are not allowed to practice, in others NPs are off limits, in some states both are free to practice.  I lean towards NP- they have more versatility in where they can work as far as types of practice.  PAs have more limits.  As far as careers in the military, I don't know which one would be better, but I do know that there is a school specifically for PAs in San Antonio that is a military school.  Maybe Air Force, but I am not sure.  RN is a great way to start if she doesn't want to do military immediately or at all.  Then she will be able to work while she is working on her NP. 

Comment by boilermom on June 12, 2011 at 3:54am

Hi everyone,

I am a Medical Technologist currently working in the blood bank with a son who leaves for BC on July 7th.  He has no interest whatsoever in health care!  My daughter,who will be a junior in HS, wants to become a Physician's assistant.  Her original plan was to become a MedTech like me (she LOVES science) and then try to complete the extra schooling to become a PA. I don't think it works that way since there are usually 6 year schools just for PA's. Our doctor told us that there are many more job opportunities out there for nurse practitioners than PA's.  Any thoughts from anyone on the PA vs CNP careers?  She is also considering a double major of premed/nursing to cover any harder chemistry or biology classes that she may need.

Thanks, I appreciate any input!

Comment by sunriseglow on June 10, 2011 at 3:37pm
Hello Navy Moms-I'm a retired Nurse.My Daughter & Son-in -law have been in Pensecola for almost 2 years. My Daughter (also Medical) is now deployed for the last 4 months, a 1st of many to come for both of them.I'm currently going through the adjustment phase to her deployment.Miss them both!!
Comment by Linaka (ship 2 div 933 PIR 7/1) on June 10, 2011 at 2:53am

Scrappy1  My son was told prior to bootcamp that he would be going to A school in GL but in a recent letter he said that was changed to Texas and that it would be 20 wks (14 wks corpsman then 6 wks (40days) HMDA). I can't wait till my SR graduates in 21 days. 

How long was your sailor's training in GL?

Comment by Scrappy1(Carol) on June 9, 2011 at 6:43pm

Been awhile since I got on line.  My sailor graduates next week from Corpsman training in GL.  He has loved clinicals and the nurses have been wonderful.  Did we expect less?  He should be home for a few weeks then on to Camp Lejeune for FMBT then he will stay on there for 2 years.  Very excited for his growth.  Hope all is well with you.  Hang in there new Moms, it will get better.



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