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

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Pearl Harbor, HI


Pearl Harbor, HI

This group is for those who have children or spouses stationed or are themselves stationed at Pearl Harbor, HI. Give a shout out for your ship or sub here!

Location: USA
Members: 99
Latest Activity: Jan 18, 2018

Discussion Forum

Wives of Pearl Harbor

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by Missy [FCwife] Aug 12, 2011. 1 Reply

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

Ships homeported out of Pearl harbor...

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by jean Mar 8, 2010. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


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Comment by CRF230dad on October 18, 2012 at 3:56pm

My son will soon be at Pearl Harbor before leaving to meet his ship already underway. He had his car shipped there. What is the procedure for getting it registered? I read on DMV website

"If you are a non-resident active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces or a non-resident full-time student attending a Hawaii college or university, you are not required to title or register your vehicle". Is this the case?

Does that mean you can be stationed there but your legal state of residency is elsewhere you're ok?

Comment by Ohiomom1292 on October 8, 2012 at 8:32am

Welcome Daniella! This website IS very helpful!  Don't know what I would do with out it!  I usually can tell my sailor stuff he has no idea about, but then that I have done his whole life lol.  But this is his job not mine. Oh well I least we are well informed.

Comment by Daniella on October 6, 2012 at 7:39am

Aloha, and thank you for accepting me a member for this group. I am still new to this website, but so far it is really helpful and I like it so much :)

Comment by CRF230dad on October 5, 2012 at 7:11pm

My son plans on taking his cell phone with him on his up coming deployment on the USS Paul Hamilton but I know he will get jacked with international charges if he makes calls. I don't know if texting works the same even if he is able to get a signal somewhere. With the new ios6 software update for iphones he can facetime using wi-fi instead of using air time. How often would they be at a port where they could get wi-fi and would they even allow them to use it due to security reasons? So basically is it even wise to take their cell phone? What are the alternatives? Thanks, I'm new here. My son (now home on leave, YEA!) will soon depart for Pearl as his 1st duty station and join his ship soon after already underway.

Comment by Ohiomom1292 on August 28, 2012 at 3:48pm

Well he said that it may change depending on if the Cheyenne is out when he gets there too.  He is an LS. 

Comment by Defiance Mom on August 28, 2012 at 3:43pm

Ohiomom1292 - My son is also on the USS Cheyenne.  He was originally assigned to the USS Houston but was transferred before even stepping on board the Houston. 

Comment by Ohiomom1292 on August 28, 2012 at 3:30pm

Thank you for the information Defiance Mom I will make sure I have it all tonight because I sure don't want to go through that and my luck I would miss his graduation because of something I forgot!

Forgot to mention the sub he will be on is the USS Cheyenne!

Comment by Defiance Mom on August 27, 2012 at 3:29pm

Ohiomom1292 - Our son was also from Ohio and spent time in Groton.  We were able to make multiple trips to see him and his BESS graduation was one of them.  This is probably very basic information that you already know, but make sure you have all your vehicle information in order to be able to drive on base.  I had my Driver's License and Proof of Insurance . . . but my insurance card was expired.  I had neglected to put my new card in my purse and was not able to drive onto the base until I had the card replaced.  I was able to get my husband to go to our home and fax a copy of the front and back of the card . . . but he wasn't happy about it.  It was just an unnecessary delay that could have been avoided.


Enjoy your visit to Groton and your visit with your son.  Good luck.

Comment by Ohiomom1292 on August 27, 2012 at 3:19pm

Thank you for letting me in your group!  My son heads to Pearl the first part of Oct. he is a LS Submariner.  This is his first duty station.  My name is Tracy.  His dad and I are very excited for him. Actually headed to Groton next Thursday for his BESS graduation. Then bringing him home for a few weeks. Can't wait to see his face in person!

Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 21, 2012 at 10:45pm
Wow, GLoria --- that was quite a re-enlistment! The whole division? Nice. Congrats to him and his division.

Ohhhhhh if the flight wasn't so long ----- how I would love to go back to Oahu but 10 hours each way just makes me say to my sailor ----- your turn, come visit us this time!

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