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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Parents whose Sailors are stationed at FT. Meade


Parents whose Sailors are stationed at FT. Meade

Site for parents who might have sailors stationed on Ft. Meade

Members: 60
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2020

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Comment by BootsnPanama on March 7, 2015 at 2:23pm
My son left Great Lakes this morning for A school at Fort Meade. He is looking to this new adventure.
Comment by sailormom_fla on October 4, 2014 at 11:20am

Hello everyone, I am glad to see this group getting some activity again. My son has been at Ft. Meade since July as a student at DINFOS for Mass Communications. He loves it.  He does say the classes are difficult. It takes a lot of studying. My only suggestion to you NavymomofCO is to encourage your son to stay focused on school. Good luck to your son, I'm sure he will do great!  Are you planning any trips to visit?  I have not been there yet but would love to go for Thanksgiving (we are in Florida.) 

Comment by NavymomofCO on October 3, 2014 at 10:37pm
Good to hear from some of you. My son starts classes for Mass Communications on Monday. He just graduated high school the past spring, and PIR was last Friday. So, we're definitely learning a great deal with this transition. I would love to get some guidance on what to expect next, and some suggestions on how I can help my new Sailor be successful. Thanks in advance.
Comment by TwoForTheNavy on October 3, 2014 at 10:22am
My son is a CRT at Ft. Meade, I haven't noticed much activity with this group.
Comment by kathy1155 on October 3, 2014 at 5:50am

Our son also just arrived last month.

Comment by NavymomofCO on October 2, 2014 at 9:43pm
My son just arrived at Ft Meade. Is this still an active group?
Comment by colette(14/198) on August 5, 2013 at 5:42pm

my boy is at Ft Meade. He started classes first week of June.

Comment by gracie21 on August 5, 2013 at 3:16pm

At Navy Mom Chas:  My son is also part of Div 258 that is at Ft Meade.  We will be visiting there mid September. I think the group of men from 258 have met each other and have become better friends at Meade.  Glad things are going well.

Comment by Navy Mom Chas on August 5, 2013 at 2:47pm

My son just arrived at Ft Meade on 7/13/13.  We've already been there to see him and visit with friends in DC area.  Then my husband just got back from driving our son's car to him at Ft Meade with some things he can now have like his laptop and iPad.  It's great to be back in touch.  I'd like to keep in contact with other moms who have SA's at Ft Meade.  I recognize a few faces in members who were part of our son's Ship 12 Div 258 at RTC.  Please stay in contact. 

Comment by CTmomof3 on January 20, 2013 at 2:33pm

Have you had your son look into the Navy Lodge?  There are 2 one in Bethesda and one in Annapolis. About 30-40 minutes.  Traffic in the area can the best  though at times 


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