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.






For Moms of Sailors from New York, to talk and support each other, and share the info that we have about the "Navy Way of Life". We're waiting to hear from You! Join Us!

Location: Rochester, NY
Members: 145
Latest Activity: Feb 1

Hi My name is Vicki and I'm looking for Moms of Sailors from New York State. My son Kevin just graduated bc on May 16 - and is now in A-School in Groton, CT. Where is your son now? What Div - What Ship? - What School? How's it going with your Sailor?

Discussion Forum

Town/City We live in

Started by Soccer Mom of 3. Last reply by NitaSewBee Aug 29, 2018. 54 Replies

Long Island Navy Moms Question

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Wounded Warrior Concert & Fundraiser

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Comment by NitaSewBee on August 29, 2018 at 11:37pm

Hi everyone. I am back. I used to be in this group awhile ago. If you look on the list of members, You will see a picture of a  baby  lying against a  red striped blanket. That's my old  profile picture. I had to do my  profile all over again . But thats okay. I am looking forward to reconnecting with some of you, and making new friends. 

Comment by Alisa on August 29, 2018 at 2:43pm

Do not forget for people who use sandbox ap get your letters sent before 5 pm est Friday if you want your SR to receive them Saturday other wise anything sent after 5 pm est will not be printed out and sent to SR till Tuesday due to labor day as fed ex is closed

Comment by patty227 on August 1, 2017 at 7:41am
Good Morning
I just found and joined this group. This is great,a group from New York. I live in Dutchess County and my 18 yr old son is leaving today for MEPS and going to Great Lakes tomorrow and yes I will be going today and tomorrow with him .. lol, He is Navy Reserve,lots of emotions happening. Very proud of him yet a bit nervous and of course you are never ready to let them go.
Any way, any Dutchess County Moms here? Either way it's nice to have a local group.
Comment by NukeMomCarol on May 24, 2017 at 9:34pm
Yes thank goodness I do have time with her to prepare... It looks like she will be going mid July to OCS... Nice to meet a mom close by
Comment by encourager on May 24, 2017 at 9:10pm
I'm kind of close to you Carol, I'm in Suffolk County near Port Jefferson. Are you able to spend time with your daughter before the separation?
Comment by NukeMomCarol on May 23, 2017 at 8:19pm
I am in Glen Cove on long island... Where is everyone else .. Do any of you get together
Comment by encourager on May 23, 2017 at 8:18pm
Hi NukeMomCarol, hang in there. I was like you, but he graduated boot camp in 04-2014 and he's re-enlisting because he loves it so. Where in NYS are you?
Comment by NukeMomCarol on May 23, 2017 at 3:33pm
I am a new Navy Mom from NY with a NUPOC daughter heading to OCS mid July... I am an emotional wreck
Comment by AMBurg60 on January 15, 2017 at 8:10pm

Thanks so much Kim and encourager!!! I couldn't be happier! :)

Comment by Kim on January 14, 2017 at 9:07pm

AMBurg60, give him a big navy mom hug from all of us.


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