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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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OCS Graduate Moms


OCS Graduate Moms

For those who have graduated from Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI or who are currently attending there.

Members: 620
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Discussion Forum

Class 15-19

Started by BKBT. Last reply by Bmims on Saturday. 6 Replies

Roll back

Started by Chris10. Last reply by Maryann May 16. 5 Replies

OCS 13-19

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Comment by MariaP on September 16, 2019 at 2:49pm

Thank you so much! for all the info and support..

Comment by Allison on September 14, 2019 at 7:41am

I'm sure she is stressing out right now. But try to remind her this is not a sign of failure. Many/most people go through rollbacks at one time or another. It's the Navy's way of giving her extra time to meet the requirements. Tell her to hang in there. The Navy needs strong women like your daughter. She's going to be a tremendous asset!!

Comment by M's mom on September 13, 2019 at 10:14pm

MariaP:  Take a deep breath!  Being rolled to H (Holding) Class is usually only a three-week setback. Rolling at five days in, it usually means they didn't pass the first physical fitness assessment.  She will be given extra help with the physical training or whatever for the next three weeks to get her up to speed, and then she will join the next incoming class in three weeks.

Some of the ones who roll early wind up being the leaders and top candidates in the new class they join, because they have three weeks more experience than the newbies coming in. Just keep writing her lots of encouraging letters and tell her how proud you are!  

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 13, 2019 at 4:25pm

MariaP - there is a Roll back discussion up above in the discussion forum - it might answer some of your questions!

Comment by MariaP on September 13, 2019 at 3:52pm

Hello.. My daughter started OCS Sept 8th..just got a phone call from her last night that she got rolled to H class. I was up all night learning what I can about roll backs and H class.  What happens now? Thanks..

Comment by Aloha Mom on August 7, 2019 at 5:11pm

Aloha Ginger's Mom! 
Please join our FaceBook group for her class for updates on her class. Also remember that no news is good news! 
They have had a busy week, Medical Monday, Wake Up Wednesday, First Friday and Sucky Saturday. Next is Fast Cruise (Tomorrow). If she has not rolled to Holding Class, you will NOT hear from her and THIS is a GOOD thing!

Comment by Ginger's mom on August 7, 2019 at 3:54pm

Hi, my daughter arrived 7/28 and we have not heard from her as of yet.  Does anyone know how we find out her group number? 

Thank you

Comment by Aloha Mom on July 22, 2019 at 7:40am

We have FaceBook support OCS groups going!
navy ocs class 14-19 friends & family 5/5
navy ocs class 15-19 friends & family 5/26
navy ocs class 16-19 friends & family 6/16
navy ocs class 17-19 friends & family 7/7
navy ocs class 01-20 friends & family 7/28

Comment by M's mom on June 25, 2019 at 10:00pm

Aloha, Aloha Mom!    Congratulations to your daughter for accepting the challenges of OCS.  The candidates rarely know exactly when their next school will start after OCS until they get their orders closer to graduation.  They may know WHERE they will go , but not exactly WHEN.  Sometimes their next school will start the very next week after graduation. 

I think the supply school is there in Newport, and I know some have to stay and start school the very next week!  Depends on when the school starts a new cycle.  They may have quarters for them to stay on the base while attending supply school, so she may not have room for all of her stuff anyway until she gets to her first duty station. 

Some are sent home to work in recruiting if their school does not start for several weeks.  After OCS, my son went to Intelligence School in Virginia Beach, and he didn't receive his orders until the day before OCS graduation!  He was given three weeks to report, so he was able to fly home with us to Indiana, pack what he could into his truck, and drive to VB.  After Intel school, the Navy reimbursed him for moving all of his worldly goods to his next duty station. (He rented a trailer and hauled it all himself.) 

So, your daughter probably won't know for sure until closer to graduation. They all have to learn early on to deal with the uncertainty, and last-minute changes to assignments, and just roll with it. 

What island to you live on?  My hubby and I visited the Big Island last July when the lava was flowing, and took a helicopter ride right over the fissure as it was spewing. Got some great photos. Would love to visit HI more often, but it's such a LOOOONG flight from Indiana!!!

Good luck to your daughter!

Comment by thequadpdx on April 8, 2019 at 1:26pm

Thank you! He passed IST, First Friday, swim test, etc... but had an injury and could not complete Fast Cruise.


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