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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Mississippi Navy Moms


Mississippi Navy Moms

A Place for Mississippi Moms To Share Or Ask Questions

Members: 21
Latest Activity: Dec 24, 2019

Discussion Forum

looking for Navy moms in north MS

Started by tidefan. Last reply by tidefan Jan 28, 2014. 4 Replies

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Comment by Patty on December 24, 2019 at 9:49pm
My son left for boot camp November 26. Anyone else in here with a recruit at boot camp?
Comment by adm402 on December 17, 2013 at 11:21pm

Is there anyone who can pick a Marine up from Meridian Naval Airstation on Dec 23rd and get him to the airport? He is trying to get home and I am going up on the 20th and 22nd. typical cab fare from the base to the airport is $500.00 or more (!) can you believe that! Anyway, If you live withing a comfortable driving distance let me know. I could use some help in helping these guys and gals get home for Christmas

Comment by joshmom on June 15, 2013 at 9:31pm
Hey y'all, my son just left for Great Lakes boot camp on Thursday the 13th. I live in Clinton. Any other moms near me whose kids are in boot camp? Would love to hear from you.
Comment by Trix2short on June 10, 2013 at 4:00am
Hey Mississippi Navy Moms. My son is currently waiting to start power school in SC. We are from Waynesboro. I just found this site and I am looking forward to getting to know other Mississippi Navy Moms!
Comment by jenniferlee on July 5, 2012 at 1:31pm

My son left for boot camp July 3!!

Comment by jenniferlee on May 4, 2012 at 3:31pm

My son joined the Navy and is leaving for boot camp July 3rd. We live in McCall Creek and work in McComb. Are there any moms in the nearby areas??


Comment by south mississippi mom on April 19, 2012 at 10:08am

 Hi Denise, Don't know if this helps but here's some advice from another Navy man.  He needs to go see his Command Master Chief and let him know what is going on.  The Command Master Chief can designate him as a Geographical Bachelor and then he would be eligible to get a room in the barracks.  When they are going through something like this it is good for the command to know so they can help out in any way possible and one way is to get him a designated as a  Geographical Bachelor so he can get a place to stay.

Comment by south mississippi mom on April 18, 2012 at 8:31pm

Hi Denise,

I will be happy to  ask around, I'm only 10 minutes from the CB base. I will let you know if I can help.


Comment by south mississippi mom on January 15, 2012 at 11:55am

Ya, Chris I know you have a smile on your face!  

Thank Heavens for email, I know I feel so much better knowing I can send a good night and be safe wish with mine. He not much for words.

Can you email each other at all?

 The Ombudsman on facebook gives out good information about the ship and crew.

How often can he get care packages? Mine is about 25 days, air wing apparently take longer I hear.

I am sure there must be many differences in deployment between the ships.

May God bless and Keep our men and women safe!


Comment by south mississippi mom on January 8, 2012 at 12:19pm

Hi Chris, 

How are you doing? I know when my son left for deployment ( first time too) it was a quiet time until we were able to get emails. Best of all we received a call on Christmas day! His voice was so sweet to hear. His deployment is also in the early months, but I think the excitement of ports of call make the deployment easier. He's and ATO on a destroyer.



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