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.


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Navy Moms With Fibromyalgia


Navy Moms With Fibromyalgia

A group where moms can talk about living with fibromyalgia.

Members: 40
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2013

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Comment by ebigirl on May 14, 2012 at 4:31pm

Just checking in to see how everyone is feeling. I know that the warmer weather really helps me. Living in The Pacific Northwest does not lend itself to many really hot days (thank god), but warmer teps, less rain and more sunlight are very helpful to day to day life. 

Take care. 

Comment by ebigirl on April 15, 2012 at 3:37pm

Hello Ladies, I haven't been around for awhile, but was reading your posts from last summer. There are two things that have helped me with my pain related to FM, RA and OA, and many other issues. One is massage therapy. I have an awesome massage therapist who really listens to me and directs her attention to the areas that happen to be bothering me the most on that given day(s). She is from Sweden, and knows that I can't handle any kind of deep tissue massage. The other is acupuncture. My Rheumotoligist had been suggesting acup. for many years, but I was very leary of it. I finally ook the plunge and found the best acupuncturist around (IMHO)!!! Both work out of the same office and I see each one every other week at this time of the year.

My insurance pays for both which is why I'm lucky enough to be able to see both twice a month. I highly suggest looking into either one or both if you are interested. I found that finding "the right" person makes all the difference, and I've been seeing both of my "angels" for years now.

Comment by ebigirl on April 15, 2012 at 3:25pm

Thanks for the reply Sharon. Did Diego get married also? Chris and his wife are moving into their own apt. at the end of the month. I'm really proud of both of them. This is a very "grown up" move for them. I had heard that the Enterprise had been deployed. I wish Diego and all of our Sailors a safe and uneventful trip.

I took myself off of FB last summer. I'll send you a PM on why, and why my life has been turned upside down.

Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on April 4, 2012 at 9:34am
Hi sb, it is hard to believe our son has been in wife September 2010, so a year and a half already. He is currently deployed with the USS Enterprise, they ported in Greece last weekend for three days. The Big E has been posting pictures on their FB page and they are beautiful. Diego and Kelsey have been doing great, she moved home with us while he is deployed. She will get a new place before he.comes home and we will move her back. It helps everyone to have her home with us.

Congratulations on the new daughter-in-love!!! Wishing them all the best!!!! Glad your Sailor is doing great, loving his job! That helps!

When isn't a mom's life turned upside down? Will keep you in prayers and all becomes good. Hang in there, we are in this together!
Comment by ebigirl on March 31, 2012 at 4:10pm

Hi Sharon. I'm glad you posted something. I've been gone from the site for a few months. Can you believe it's been a year since our kids were at bc? How is Diego doing? I'm slowly finding other mom's from March 2011 bc days.

My son is great. He's a Reserve with the Seabees and loves it! He got married after he arrived home from A school last August, and he and his wife are doing well. My life has been flipped upside down, never a dull moment.

I better run. Take care.

Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on March 31, 2012 at 3:35pm
Thought I would check in and see how everyone is doing. I am having real problems with my hands hurting and it has been so bad that I have had to make the decision to stop making hand made chocolates and Cake Pops. I miss it, but I have to do what is best for me. Hoping you are all doing well.
Comment by Val-ACD-(ship 12 div 034) on August 6, 2011 at 8:43am

I wanted to pass on this website to others - it is encouragement and hope for those with chronic illness and several of the writers have FM and multiple other difficulties.  My caring, supportive State Manager of Classical Conversations sent it to me with her love and prayers.   I hope that reading these writings/devotionals may give some hope to others.

Praying for all - Val 

Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on August 3, 2011 at 12:30pm

Hi Val!!! Glad to *see* you here with us. I am sorry that you have had to go through so much. It truly is not fun, there are so many other things that go along with having Fibro. Having had to for over 14 years now, the body has gone through so many changes. I at times, do one day at a time. Right now, dealing with the migraine at the tail end. I found some oil that I was able to rub on my neck and I'm waiting right now to see how it will work. It has been since last Saturday, forgot that I had the oil. ugh! I WILL remember for the next one, they don't come too often which is good.

Beverly, That is awesome that you have found some great relief and to be able to stop the meds. God is good, All the time!! Prayers that it continues for you!!!

Comment by BEVERLY (kyles mom) on August 3, 2011 at 7:26am
welcome Val-ACD, everyone is different, sometimes I can do something and it kills me and the next time it will not bother me. In the last 4 months I started seeing a Cervical Chriopractor and found out what my problem was. I am now off of 10 meds and most days are pretty much pain free. Living lift to the fullest. Glad you found out site. Have a blessed day
Comment by Val-ACD-(ship 12 div 034) on August 2, 2011 at 10:53pm

Hi all,  Found this site through Sharon-Diego's Mom - Thanks so much. 

Just diagnosed with FM the beginning of July but probably have had it for awhile.  I seem to have mild pain days and then a major flare up - but haven't gotten a pattern yet.    I am glad for the times that I am able to do things with the family and very grateful that for my son's CS school graduation I felt well enough.  Then had a night and day of intense burning flare up  all over.     Through it all God is faithful to us as we learn how to be flexible and finding out it's ok to say I can't do something,       Thank you for a NAVY site where people understand.   


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