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

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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 Lois C T(momma T) on December 1, 2008 at 10:27pm
Hi Angie, It was very difficult for my son also, he also missed the routine, He also struggled with temporary jobs, that were not very challenging. What did help Marc, is that he is a volunteer firefighter in our town, and he is really dedicated to that, he is a trainer or new fire dept. recruits. I hear you, I am also very proud of my son(and he doesn't like me to talk about him either), he has been firefighter of the year 3 years in a row, and was chosen by his chief to attend the National Fire Academy in Maryland 2x.( Marc was a "unit leader" in boot camp, carried their division flag, and also graduated with distinction from A school!) My son wouldn't wear his uniform either when he was home, and we also got questions about what he was "doing with his life", I also could not stand by and not say that he is in the Navy, but he always added "Mom, I'm not the only one", but basically we just kept telling him how fortunate we were to have him home for almost a year! Now, he is doing what is trained to do, and he
is really glad to be serving our country.
Please don't apologize, I am here anytime you need to "dump", or just vent!
Comment by Lois C T(momma T) on November 29, 2008 at 12:56pm
Hi, I am also so happy there is a place for "reservist" family to share. My son came home after A school(his A school was in Cal.) He was home for almost a year, then he was sent to Gulfport, Miss. in June '08, from there he was deployed to Iraq, in Aug. of 08, and was told it was an 18 month deployment, but he has kind of been hinting it may be a shorter stay, but says he can't say much. He is a Seabee.
Comment by Debi (Ship 9 Div 126) on November 27, 2008 at 9:59am
Hi everyone, My son Michael graduated from A school in Gulfport 11/4 -any he is home now, I am very thankful to have him home, especially for the holidays. He has been home for a couple of weeks and hasn't found a job yet.I gues this will be somewhat difficult because he seems to think that he will probably get deployed in a couple of months. He is a seabee reservist. Anyway I just want to wish everyone a Blessed Thanksgiving- and my prayers especially for those whose children can't be with them for the holidays, and for the sailors and all of the military who are missing home today.
Comment by Lois C T(momma T) on November 27, 2008 at 9:57am
Welcome Tammy!!!
Comment by Lois C T(momma T) on November 26, 2008 at 9:58am
My son is currently deployment in Iraq, he is a Seabee.
Comment by diane {Shawns mom} on September 13, 2008 at 11:00pm
I spoke to shawn..and shawn did say that going from reserve to will get a nice bonus...but be careful.
and make sure you do it right!!
I am going to have to pick his brain. Cause the program his is in TAR..he said the bad out weighs the good but he didn't say WHAT??? but his program and to get in it..depends on the job you chose.
He is happy...his ship assignment is exactly what he was looking for{closer to home-would of been nice but great}
but the more I read it seems that some of the reservist want to go active..why do you think??
Comment by Cheryl T. on August 29, 2008 at 2:32pm
Hello Ladies,
I also have a son in the selective reserves....whatever that means?? He is presently in GL attending corpsman school and slated to graduate in Nov. From what he understands from processing/classification on Wed. he is to finish A school and then will come home to do his weekends and summers. It is not in his contract to do the marine training as he thought so I guess unless the military can change his contract he won't be deployed. He was a little disappointed but is glad to be able to rejoin his family that misses him terribly. He plans on starting college in the spring unless the Navy has some other plans for him. I have mixed emotions about all of this but I am thrilled to have him coming home. Does anyone have a similar situation? I would love to hear about it.
Cheryl T
Comment by diane {Shawns mom} on August 25, 2008 at 3:37pm
hi all, just reading all the comments below,first and foremost....YOur sons daughters are awesome.JUst for have the foresight to join during this times. I go..
My son is a reserve but in a program.{TAR} which is now FTS...TAR stands for total active reserves, don't ask me to remember what the heck FTS stands for..I will have to go and research..Basically....Shawn{my son-not obviously enough from my screen name -right} gets all benefits of an "fully activite" sailor but will remain "stateside" Shawn has no desire to be "stationed" overseas, ex: Japan-/Anyway....don't ask me cause I do not see much difference, see shawn is going on an 8 month deployment in Oct, and his first child is due in Dec.

Anyway enough of my self pity...I love reading everyones stories...
what a great group...

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