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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland Moms


Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland Moms

This is a group set up to support those Moms, Wives and other family members in the Northern Virginia, DC & Maryland areas. To lift each other up and possibly get together occasionally to have fun, share and most of all - KEEP EACH OTHER GOING!

Location: Northern VA/Washington DC/Maryland
Members: 4
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2019

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Comment by Mar ProudSailorMom on May 4, 2012 at 2:19pm

HAppy things are well for you and you are DONE with your classes! YEAH!  What adventures Paul must have been having...I want to hear all about them!

Jordan is doing well....just doing his job everyday and hoping GOD will bring about some opportunities for him to connect with people more.  It's all in HIS timing!

Let's make a plan for this month or early June to get together.  Let me know a few days that work well for you and we'll plan something! :O)

Comment by lori on May 3, 2012 at 5:39pm

Hi Marilyn! Wow this site has been very quiet. Good to see you "pop" on! I had my last day of school today. It's a weird feeling to be done. I've been so swamped for so long [since Jan] that all I was doing was school work and regular work. Paul is still on deployment but it won't be long before his ship returns to SD. They were in Australia a week ago! 

How is everyone over your way? How is Jordan doing? I think it would be great to get together. Now I can actually DO something besides study!

Comment by Mar ProudSailorMom on April 27, 2012 at 11:07am


I thought I'd do a quick check in on everyone and see how it's going!  I also thought maybe we could try to get more people to join so we could MAYBE plan a lunch or something??!?!  OR we can just meet with those we have for lunch too!

Let me know how life is...I miss y'all!

Comment by lori on February 10, 2012 at 6:07pm

well of those four is Cori who is now in the army and not "together" with Paul anymore. So who is the 3rd?

Comment by Mar ProudSailorMom on February 10, 2012 at 12:17pm

It actually shows 4 members...but I think we could pretty much remove it and focus on other things!  Heehee!!

Comment by lori on February 10, 2012 at 11:45am

Wow Marilyn I had forgotten this group existed! Is there anyone but us? I already emailed you what was going on with us. I'm surprised a site that doesn't have any activity is kept up. 

maybe we should have a "Mar and Lori" group?????

Comment by Mar ProudSailorMom on February 9, 2012 at 2:39pm


Is anybody still out there?!?!  I wanted to touch base and see what was happening in your lives and your Sailors!

Comment by Mar ProudSailorMom on March 25, 2011 at 2:22pm

let's plan for JUNE!  WE'll have Jordan untile June 5th....after that I am OPEN!


Yes, please email or call me and fill me in!

Comment by lori on March 25, 2011 at 2:19pm
Going to England for 3 weeks the beginning of May. I'll write you an email- long story. But June would be fun!
Comment by Mar ProudSailorMom on March 25, 2011 at 2:15pm

Understand!  I know you'll enjoy your gramma time!!


Maybe we can figure something out for May/June!


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