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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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NAVY MOM's from the state of PA

Location: Pennsylvania
Members: 241
Latest Activity: Jul 13, 2022

Discussion Forum

Pittburgh and west. Pa navy mom's

Started by hollyP(03/025). Last reply by Rjsnavymom Sep 3, 2019. 35 Replies


Started by Linda Z Jun 29, 2015. 0 Replies

Any Pittsburgh Navy Moms Out There?

Started by Jake's Mom. Last reply by army navy mom Jan 2, 2015. 42 Replies

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Comment by Kim on January 15, 2016 at 2:12pm

LLovesmysailor,  I googled the news and found nothing about this.  If they cannot help, then tell the news.

Comment by NavyTurtle8291(Ship11, Div. 224) on January 15, 2016 at 2:10pm

I have a sailor in Hawaii. Scary stuff, couldn't wait until I heard from her since she is Aircrew. Praying for all there.

Comment by Bobbi on January 15, 2016 at 1:57pm

I stumble around here in an attempt to figure out how to use it, so if I  duplicate or just do weird stuff, please pardon me.  Does anyone here have a sailor in Hawaii? 

Comment by LLovesmysailor on November 9, 2015 at 7:15pm

Hi to all PA Navy Moms. I haven't been on this list for a long while because my son left the Navy and is now in College. I'm here to ask you all for your help. As you know, the state of PA hasn't passed a budget. But what most people don't know is that our Vets in college are not getting the PA grant money they were promised. They need that grant money to help cover the expenses that the GI bill doesn't cover. We are all paying our taxes, but our sons and daughters are being denied the benefits they were promised by the state. They don't complain or make a fuss. So, it is up to their Navy Moms to alert the rest of the public of their plight. So please help anyway you can. One day, your son or daughter will be a Navy Veteran.


Comment by tina41 on September 12, 2015 at 12:28pm

hello all!!

I pray you, your sailors and your families are all doing great!!

Comment by Jana on June 30, 2015 at 6:46pm

HI al Oh yes i know about the webcam watched  the ship leave for deployment I  did watch the webcam of the CVN70 coming in  But was hoping for a live feed at pier side, this didnt happen. I was really bummed. Lots of families where here and they posted pics. My son was home the morning after they arrived. We had the best 2 WEEKS. He was home the week the Blue Angels were coming in  Hearing the jets was another day at the park for him. Now i take much comfort in the fact that he is at San Diego. Communication is so much better.

amy navy mom was your son on the C Vinson?? 

happy 4TH

Comment by Kim on June 3, 2015 at 9:11pm
Comment by army navy mom on June 3, 2015 at 8:10pm

how can I see home coming via son is on his way in ..and I just had eye surgery ..cant make it to

san diego

Comment by Kim on June 2, 2015 at 8:09pm

Welcome new moms.  This site has been quiet. 

My son made 1st class this time.  We went to the frocking ceremony that was held at the Naval Submarine base in Groton Ct.  At the museum in from of the USS Natilius (first nuclear sub). 

He was in Japan for 3rd and 2nd class advancements.  I was thrilled to attend this.

The admiral (recruiting) was there, but my son asked that I pin him.  I was so nervous.  They told me to line up the two pins with the holes left behind.  I had my contacts in and couldn't see the holes.  I was afraid to make new holes in his shirt.  The admiral was assisting me and whispered, "just push it in, we will get the ruler out tomorrow". 

The backdrop across the river is the coast guard academy.  We visited it the next day.

I have now toured  West Point (grandson born there) and the Coast Guard Academy.  I recommend going to Groton, Ct.   There is so much history in the area and it is so clean and picturesque.

Comment by Kim on June 2, 2015 at 7:30pm

Jana, there is a webcam that you can watch the ship arrive.


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