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



NS Mayport Florida


NS Mayport Florida

A place to discuss Mayport Florida or ask questions about the area. For those that have loved ones stationed here and for those who are stationed here.

Location: Mayport, Florida
Members: 123
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2019

Discussion Forum

Wanting to connect with Mayport families

Started by gsetexasmom Mar 24, 2016. 0 Replies

First Deployment

Started by livvy0506. Last reply by livvy0506 Aug 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by sheara71 on March 28, 2016 at 6:01pm

Hello Mayport!

My son headed there from Pcola.  hope to find some good info about the area and base!!

Comment by Christina Navy Mom 2014 on May 6, 2015 at 12:05pm
Hi everyone. I am so ready to come and see my Sailor. This deployment is like boot camp to me. Ugh!!!! Mayport Ready!!!!
Comment by Batmom on December 9, 2014 at 2:39pm
Hi NavyMom2013. I am in the same boat. What did you find out?
Comment by NavyMom2013 on November 25, 2014 at 10:00am

My sailor needs a passport before deployment.  I have the passport photo, official birth certificate, and papers he needs to fill out.  Where is the nearest passport office and do they have limited hours? and What is the best way to get these papers shipped to him fast?  I was hoping to get it shipped somewhere on base since he can't get it brought to the ship, but I can't seem to find that "someplace." 

He doesn't have much time left.  I know that the passport will have to be shipped to me so I can route it to him on the ship out at sea, hopefully before they dock the first time.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Frustrated Mom

Comment by kim on November 24, 2014 at 1:49pm
My son will do his APact training and report to Mayport at the beginning of Jan. can anyone tell me about this place...things to do, climate, people
Comment by momcarla on October 8, 2014 at 8:32pm

My son is new to Mayport and just beginning his first deployment. Not sure what to expect.

Comment by NavyMom2013 on October 4, 2014 at 2:15pm

How does a sailor go about getting a Passport for the 1st time?  Can it be done on base?  How long is it taking to receive it?  Is it better to have the address listed as mine so I can mail it to him due to him on the move with the Navy?  Thanks!!!

Comment by B mom of S on September 12, 2014 at 11:55pm
My apologies, but it appears I may have posted this incorrectly before, so you may see multiple posts.

A LTJG is being deployed for 6 weeks in your area and the arrangements for her dog fell through. message me if you can help.
Comment by B mom of S on September 12, 2014 at 11:50pm
Greetings all! I am a member if the USNA Parents club in the greater Charlotte area. Several of the USNA groups have been cross posting about an upcoming 6 week deployment by a LtJG in this area. Unfortunately her dog's care arrangement have changed. She could really use our help. Feel free to contact me and I will pass the info on to you directly.

Thank you in advance for helping this young lady out. I know it's not easy to leave our pets, let alone our lord ones!
Comment by NJ4Ever on February 27, 2014 at 6:21pm
I am new to navy life. My husband is finishing up his training in great lakes a school, and he got his verbal orders for mayport/uss taylor. Its currently on deployment until July so will he be sent to the ship wherever it is or be on shore until the ship returns?

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