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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PCSing/ Moving Discussions (31)

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Moving from West Coast to East Coast

We, my husband and I, will be moving from Washington to Virginia due to my husband’s PCS but we have never done this before and it’s a big…

Started by van1612

0 Dec 26, 2017

Moving/Marriage After "A" School

Hi ladies, I need some help! I posted this question in the group specific to my sailor's A school but I thought I'd post it here as well si…

Started by Bronco14

1 Feb 19, 2016
Reply by Anti M

repacking boxes & stuff in 2 locations

Hi, my son got orders to Whidbey island for his first assignment out of A school but was put on hold for security clearance processing.  He…

Started by garden gal

1 Dec 24, 2015
Reply by Anti M

tip for PCS'ing from Camp Lejeune NC

For anyone doing a DITY move out of Camp Lejeune NC:  Jane, the manager at Air Station Storage & U-Haul was incredibly knowledgeable ab…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

0 Sep 26, 2015

Moving to Norfolk - our first move!

We do not have an exact date yet but we will soon be headed to Norfolk. This will be our first station/move. We (my husband, our daughter a…

Started by Jessica__S514

1 Mar 5, 2014
Reply by Sweet*Southern*Lady


Alright Ladies I have a few questions about my PPM. My husband went to the property office and got all the paperwork and turned it in last…

Started by rikki_100113

0 Nov 26, 2013

Any Way to Shorten Lead Time for Delivery?

I am hoping someone can give me advice. When my husband received his orders to Bahrain in July, I promptly scheduled our packout and submit…

Started by LivNLrn

0 Sep 14, 2013

PCSing to Pensacola, FL

We are currently in San Diego, CA. We have to move the 17th of August. We want to find a three bedroom house for 950 or less HOWEVER, this…

Started by fab229

3 Aug 4, 2013
Reply by Sweet*Southern*Lady

Relocation Help and resources http://www.militaryone

Started by Sweet*Southern*Lady

0 Jan 25, 2013

Housing Allowances PCS Allowances All housing alllowances  exp…

Started by Sweet*Southern*Lady

0 Jan 25, 2013


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