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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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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Comment by Sailorswife2716 on September 17, 2014 at 10:59am
Hello ladies! New to the group, my husband checked into BC last night and yesterday was pretty rough. We have been together 8.5 yrs and have never been apart longer than a week. We have a almost 2 yr old and he will be missing his birthday next month. Going to take things day by day
Comment by Cinnamon on September 16, 2014 at 5:10pm

New navy wife. my husband and i got married March 11, 2014 and he left for basic training at GL 9/3/2014. i just got "the letter" in the mail with his grad date and found out he is Ship 02 DIV 951. we have a 3 year old son who was taking everyting well the first 2 weeks but going into week 3 he has been asking for his dad a lot. Im super excited to be apart of this group.  

Comment by CarthageNavyMom on August 6, 2014 at 2:16pm

Hello everyone! I have been where you are. My husband retired two years ago after 23 years of service. I am a veteran Navy Wife, and I am more than willing to help you in any way that I can.

Comment by Britbrat2323 on July 25, 2014 at 9:18pm
Hii Mrsrds2012 :)
Comment by mrsrds2012 on July 21, 2014 at 9:41pm

Hi Ladies.

Just wanted to stop in and say hello. 

Comment by karihashisheart on July 4, 2014 at 10:40pm

I don't know who else is feeling like this right now..but I miss him so much it hurts. :((((

Comment by Lizzie_Corpsmanwife on June 24, 2014 at 6:53pm
Hey mrsM
Girl I was there and my two pups missed my husband as much as I did. I remember getting that box and being such a mess girl and let me tell you it gets better (so cliche) but it's true. You will endure so much after this and your marriage will get so strong after being apart. My husband and I went for a hike this weekend and talked abt the craziness we went through but we are so in love more. If you need to chat or need to vent just DM me and I'm here.
Comment by Lizzie_Corpsmanwife on June 13, 2014 at 10:02am
Hey Mia,
My husband graduates from A school at Fort Sam August 14th. We are driving to California together to either get our stuff and come back or visit family. If you are gonna be in San Antonio around that time you could totally follow us to riverside then from there we can help you. Plus you could probably crash at my parents house :)
I'll keep you posted. Message me for my number and btw that is a HARD drive especially through Texas I just did it
Comment by Mia the US Navy wife on June 13, 2014 at 9:37am

Good morning and how are you All?

I have not been on the site for a long time, but I decided to reach out to you for your help and support, hopefully someone will try to help me with my quest?

In August i'll be traveling to join my HM Corp Navy husband in San Diego, CA. I am very excited, but also will be traveling by myself from Boston, MA to San Diego, CA. I wonder whether any of you traveled that way and would have some helpful hints to share? I will be staying with my friend for a couple of nights in Forth Smith, MO. Also, I would like to visit METC in San Antonio, TX where my husband attended the A School last year, but I did not attend his graduation and I regretted ever since. I was thinking to go there this year and possibly to attend another graduation if it is possible. Could anyone help me with it? Also, I do not know anyone there to stay with. Would anyone help me with the accommodation information to stay on base's Navy Lodge? I then will be headed to San Diego, CA. Does anyone have any clues for safe, at reasonable prices, places to stay on my way there?

I would really appreciate all of your help and assistance in this matter. I would love to visit San Antonio and the base, where my husband was attending his A Class and graduated with honors.

Take care, Good Luck and God Bless You All!!!!!

Comment by Karen on May 28, 2014 at 12:37pm
Hello, everyone! Does anyone know of any good storage places to put all our house stuff in? Preferably some places that offer military discounts?

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