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.




Ohio Navy Moms

For Navy Mom's from Ohio

Members: 340
Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2022

Discussion Forum


Started by rhonda/ship 13 div 102. Last reply by PattiP Sep 26, 2013. 9 Replies

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Comment by Anna on June 26, 2021 at 7:44pm


I was born and raised in Geauga County. My family lived on RT 6 just west of Chardon!!!  Where are you from???

Comment by ChrisyDVM(Chris'sMom) on June 17, 2021 at 4:38pm

I'm from SW OH. Welcome Heather!

Comment by NYNancy on June 9, 2021 at 10:08am

Hi Heather, central Ohio here.  Best wishes to your son! FYI, there is a Facebook page, “Ohio Navy Moms” that is quite active. 

Comment by applepi on June 9, 2021 at 9:33am

Hi Heather and Welcome!

Comment by Heather on June 9, 2021 at 12:10am

Hi, I am from northeast Ohio, Geauga county.

Son is a recruit at Great Lakes.

Comment by applepi on June 8, 2021 at 6:54am

Current Navy Mom from central Ohio.  Haven't been on here in awhile but this site was very helpful.

Comment by Sara on December 9, 2019 at 12:53pm

Any Navy Moms in the Dayton, Tipp City area?  My Sailor has been in for nine years now.  Currently stations in Hawaii.

Comment by Anna on October 12, 2018 at 10:54pm


For a place to eat, I highly recommend Giordano's Deep Dish Pizza.  There is one in Gurnee just west of the Gurnee Mills Mall on Grand Ave.  Best pizza ever!!!!!  And then there's the Gurnee Mall.  Don't know how long you'll be there but if you get a chance to look into taking a train from Lake Bluff to downtown Chicago you can visit the Navy Pier.  I've never seen the "Bean" but maybe you'll have better luck.  You can also take a riverboat cruise through downtown that shows all the wonderful architecture of the buildings.

Comment by MJDogs on October 11, 2018 at 9:35pm

Got any suggestions of things to do after PIR?  We are driving from Ohio to Great Lakes.  Tentative PIR is Nov 16.  Not sure any outdoor stuff will be an option...

Comment by ETMomOH on September 27, 2018 at 9:54pm

Welcome! I'm in Licking County and my son just graduated on 8/10 if you have any questions.


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