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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Carol Hughes


North Carolina Moms

Location: Northcarolina
Members: 204
Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2019

Discussion Forum

Nov 2018 anyone ?

Started by TSUNAMISMOM Nov 10, 2018. 0 Replies

Wilmington Area

Started by PamperedMom. Last reply by percussionvalentine Jul 17, 2014. 16 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by jw'smom on October 12, 2014 at 8:12pm

Hi logansmom2014, I sent you a friend request, I now see your daughter is PIR 10/24, would love to chat!  I hope she gets stationed of her choice.  PIR is so exciting!  Enjoy. 

Lisa/Harrisburg NC

Comment by logansmom2014 on September 5, 2014 at 11:12am

Any Charlotte area Moms out there? My daughter is PIR 10/24.

Comment by chi's Mom on July 18, 2014 at 12:25pm

Checking to see who is planning to come to lunch tomorrow in Garner at 1pm?  I see one person for sure going, please let us know so we can get enough seats, ect.  Don't want to leave anyone out.  And do we want to go at 1pm or maybe noon? 





Comment by kkjetz on July 18, 2014 at 7:50am

Is there still a group going to lunch tomorrow at 1P in Garner? Just checking.  In case there's not, I'll "force" myself to a nice Mexican lunch while I'm in the area.  ;-))

Comment by AMESteelesMom on July 15, 2014 at 10:43am

We are actually supposed to take some furniture to my son in Norfolk, if it doesn't rain.  If it does rain, I'd love to come.  Sorry I can't be more definitive than that!

Comment by chi's Mom on July 15, 2014 at 10:23am

If there is anyone here interested in meeting for lunch this coming Saturday, please let me know.  I want to get a head count to be sure there is an interest this month in meeting.  It is the summer and I know schedules are busy with vacations and such.  thanks so much everyone!

Comment by chi's Mom on July 14, 2014 at 7:10am

MomThatLovesHerSon sent out a invite for this coming Saturday/July 19 at 1pm for Navy Mom's to meet up.  We were thinking about the Greek Restaurant in Garner?  How many of you are planning to go? 

Comment by chi's Mom on July 2, 2014 at 8:01am

MomThatLovesHerSon, that sounds great to meet July 19th for lunch!   Hope to meet up with more Mom's soon. 

Have a happy 4th of July!


Comment by MomThatLovesHerSon on July 1, 2014 at 1:46pm

Hi NC Moms,

Let's go ahead and set a date of Sat. July 19 for lunch. How does that sound with everyone?

chi's Mom had suggested a Mom and Pop Greek restaurant in Garner off Timber drive. She shared their web address:

That' sounds good to me. Does this sound good to y'all?

Comment by chi's Mom on June 25, 2014 at 7:16am

Those interested in getting together in the Raleigh area for lunch sometime in July, please comment here. I had a great time meeting MomthatlovesherSon this past Saturday.  Also, I did join the facebook page that Adam'sProudMom told us about called Navy Moms of the Carolinas.  There was a Mom on that page interested in meeting other Moms in the Raleigh area too.  Hope everyone is having a great week and looking forward to getting a date/place together for those interested to meet.  Take care!


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