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.




'Nurse' Moms!

Seems as if a lot of moms are nurses.. Just checking to see where you live and what kind of professional setting you work in.

Members: 183
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2022

Discussion Forum

ER/Trauma Nurse

Started by JennMidg Nov 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Peds nurse

Started by Donovan'sMom Oct 13, 2014. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of 'Nurse' Moms! to add comments!

Comment by SRKwifeRDH on October 16, 2014 at 8:21am
Hey everyone! I'm not a nurse- I'm a dental hygienist. Any other RDHs out there? :)
Comment by HoneyBeeQueen on October 15, 2014 at 9:24am
Hi everyone! Work from home with Medicaid, fairly new to the insurance world, in my previous life I was a home health and hospice nurse.
Comment by Nightwalker on October 15, 2014 at 1:02am

Hi all I am an ER nurse in OKC my daughter leaves the 11th of Dec!! I love that there is a group of nurses on here!!

Comment by Marianne on October 12, 2014 at 11:41pm
New to this site. I am a psych nurse. Son just started OCS today!
Comment by Jermom on September 15, 2014 at 7:54pm
Hi all! I am an RN who teaches CNA classes now. ( did a little LTC, L+D and Gyn OR before that. My son leaves for Great Lakes Nov 18.
Comment by terrybcarversmom on September 5, 2014 at 8:38pm

Home Health RN here, our son is graduating 9/12 and headed to Pensacola, really neat seeing all you Nurse Mom's here.

Comment by Publichealthgal on June 9, 2014 at 9:57pm

Hi everyone, I'm new here. I'm an RN and I'm currently expanding my nursing career by getting my MPH.  My son is leaving the 18th for Great Lakes and I'm really excited for him. I'm really glad I found this site. Nice to meet you all. 

Comment by kaymarie on April 25, 2014 at 4:11pm

Thanks Labornurse!  We're hoping to get out there at the end of the summer before school start's up again.  

Comment by Labornurse on April 25, 2014 at 10:19am
Hello kaymarie! Welcome! We just returned from Naval Base San Diego. It is impressive. Hope you too have the opportunity to visit your son there also.
Comment by kaymarie on April 23, 2014 at 3:36pm

Labornurse, I too am from IL! I've been a school nurse for 10 years and a ped's nurse before that.  My Sailor son is also in San Diego on the USS Sampson.  He is a Damage Controlman.


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