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 Moms who quilt


Navy Moms who quilt

discussion and of the quilting arts and sharing of charity quilt projects

Members: 30
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2023

Discussion Forum


Started by Paymaster. Last reply by NitaSewBee Sep 1, 2018. 2 Replies


Started by jean. Last reply by Eaglemom2 Oct 6, 2012. 5 Replies

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Comment by McDarla on September 2, 2018 at 6:08pm

At present I am making a weighted blanket.  Never did that before and thought it might help my mom with wrestlers leg.  Supposed to be very comforting and I can see why... that heavy cover is so comforting when getting X-ray at dentist.  :)  It was going pretty good but now it's getting heavy and awkward.  As longs as we continue to learn right?  That will keep us sharp and busy.  (smile)

Comment by NitaSewBee on September 1, 2018 at 6:48am

Hi Darla, I am currently working on a scrappy quilt, its a  Strawberry Shortcake quilt.  I go to  quilting 3x a week at a local senior center.   I like to do different things. I made some placemats for my  son who is in Florida. as well as some  other odds and ends. How about you, what are you working on?

Comment by McDarla on August 30, 2018 at 9:14pm

Hello NitaSewBee,

My name is Darla and I also like quilting.

Are you working on anything special right now?

Comment by NitaSewBee on August 29, 2018 at 11:18pm

Hi Everyone, My name  is Nita, and I  quilt. I believe  I was  in the  group under the old name. I remember Paymaster, and Eaglemom. I have been doing alot of quilting  lately.

Comment by Boo's Mom on May 13, 2018 at 9:16am

May son's PIR is 6/29.  I was going to make a quilt for Sarge's dinners silent auction.  Is this a good idea or do most people just bring baskets?

Comment by Lois R on August 22, 2015 at 11:35pm

Let;s get some discussion going in this group.  Anyone have a good Quilt of Valor pattern to share?

Comment by WackyWaveUSN on October 11, 2013 at 12:11pm

I'm  trying to learn how to put a border onto a quilt that I am making for my son with mitered corners, can someone explain in simple terms how to do it?  I learned a long time ago, but have forgotten because it was too long ago.  Thanks!!!


Comment by QuintinsMom on October 14, 2010 at 7:00pm
Would anyone here like to do a quilt square swap. Maybe we could all do something Navy related?
Comment by JM-ISmomx2 on August 30, 2010 at 10:31pm
Go to groups and it will pop up the all space. Type in The HeArt of Quilting and it will lead you to the page where you have to leave a message for EM
Comment by JM-ISmomx2 on August 30, 2010 at 7:20pm
Ok I put in my request to join the other group. I hope they let me in????

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