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 Reserve Moms

For anyone who has a Sailor in the Reserves. Lets talk...

Location: United States
Members: 366
Latest Activity: Feb 1

Discussion Forum

An Update

Started by slapout52 May 18, 2019. 0 Replies

A school to reserve transition

Started by lm243. Last reply by Huggybear Mar 20, 2016. 5 Replies

Reservists attending two week drill

Started by Menzvibe. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 19, 2015. 5 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by CherylG on October 4, 2017 at 1:05pm
Jensue0 how was he able to get deployment my son is also reserves they told him he would have to wait 2yrs to redo is contract..hes currently finishing up ET A school graduates Dec 3rd
Comment by jensue0 on October 4, 2017 at 11:19am

My son is about to do just that, Amanda. Accepted a 12-month deployment to Djibouti starting late Jan/early Feb of next year. (He's got some training to do starting right after Thanksgiving, so I guess that will start his active duty time.) When he's done and back home in early 2019, he will return to Reserve status.

Comment by Amanda on October 4, 2017 at 10:19am
Anyone have a reservist who is deploying going active for deployment, then returning back to reserve status?
Comment by patty227 on October 3, 2017 at 9:04pm

Hi All

My son just completed PIR in Great Lakes Ill. he is Navy Reserves and is in A school . 

Hoping to connect to other families who have also just completed PIR as well as meet existing members.


Comment by Steve on April 19, 2017 at 5:36am
My wife is finishing aschool within a few weeks actually. What does the group that was just activated do?
Comment by Myboysmom on April 18, 2017 at 4:21pm
Any of you have sailors who went active as part of a Coastal Riverene group?
Comment by Steve on January 1, 2017 at 11:12pm
My wife is also at GL with PIR on 01/06
Comment by Navy strong Mom on December 14, 2016 at 9:38pm

Hello, I'm new to the site.  My son is currently at GL, PIR set for Jan 6th.  A school across the way as a Quartermaster.

Comment by momof2sailors on December 14, 2016 at 2:31am

I just got back yesterday from seeing my son and pinning him. Everything was good until last night. I found out that after my son dropped me off at the airport yesterday and he got home only to find out that one of his shipmates (a friend of his) they think committed suicide. Will now more after the investigation. It was another shipmate that found him. I feel at a loss for words to say to him. I just want to put my arms around him and shield him from the pain. He won't talk about it. A friend of his mom reached out to me to get his phone number so that her son could call him.They were stationed together in Japan. The squadron are all off work till Thursday so hopefully they can try to work thru it. And seek counseling if needed.

Comment by Gabby 1969 on December 3, 2016 at 5:40pm

Would just like to say that this site has been the best thing I could have found to help with all the questions and unknown.  Not being from a military background, it was a whole new world when my daughter decided to joint the Navy Reserves.  Through boot camp, A school and back home to Reserve life, this site has been invaluable.  God bless to all those who make this what it is!


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