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 Discussions (19)

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This skating spectacular is coming to Nationwide Arena in Columbus from February 5-9, 2014.  Tickets are on sale now & going fast! If y…

Started by JessiL

0 Feb 7, 2014

Nuke A-School - Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

    Nuke A School FAQ click the Above Link

Started by NF Mom

0 Nov 20, 2013


Hello, My name is Rhonda, from Arcanum Ohio. My son Cole leaves for bootcamp on Jan 7th..Im very very sad and having a hard time dealing wi…

Started by rhonda/ship 13 div 102

9 Sep 26, 2013
Reply by PattiP


How is everyone in Ohio??? I mostly post on the Ohio group on Facebook, but thought I'd pop in and say "hello", HELLO!

Started by Suzi-OH

1 Sep 21, 2013
Reply by ChrisyDVM(Chris'sMom)

Cincinnati Moms

All the discussion boards are from 2008 and 2009 Any cincinnati moms now?

Started by Josh C's Mom Div 292

17 Jul 24, 2013
Reply by PattiP

New to the Group :)

Hello All, I am new to Navy for Moms and the Ohio Navy Moms group.  My name is Diane and my oldest son Josh is leaving for boot camp on Ap…

Started by mamacush

3 Mar 5, 2013
Reply by mamacush

Son left 8/8/12

Well he left from Louisville on Wedeesday At 4 and I got my almost 30 second scripted call at just about 8 pm. I could tell he was stressed…

Started by Skippy

3 Aug 19, 2012
Reply by trishblues

anyone from the toledo,cleveland area?

my son left on the 22nd of nov. any one elses son or daughter leave that day?   kim

Started by kylesmom

28 Jul 23, 2012

Enlisted yesterday

Our journey that begin in February finally has come to be for my son who finalized MEPS ion Louisville yesterday. We live in Harrison Ohio,…

Started by Skippy

2 Jun 13, 2012

PIR 6/15/2012

Anyone in Cleveland or near by that has a son or daughter that left to BC ON 4/17/2012 with the PIR on 6/15/2012 ?

Started by Lulu's Mom

2 Apr 27, 2012
Reply by Amy865(Ship 03 Div 187 )


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