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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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 Gloria P. on August 10, 2012 at 2:28pm

Our son called with great news he re-enlisted for another 4 years. His whole division and him. We are so proud of him :)

Comment by Rhonda8881 on July 31, 2012 at 1:54pm

karenmjm - This not only happens to the military.  It happens to a lot of people who use movers.  That is why they have a claims process.  Have your son talk to his chief also....he may have better advice. There has to be someone else he can talk to about this.  Maybe someone on base in one of the offices.  MWR maybe???

It is a pain in the @$$ and very frustrating, but probably not a lot we can do about it. You could try writing to your Congressman and Senator along with anyone else in authority you think will read your letter.  Just don't put a lot of hope in it.

Movers don't usually screen their personnel too closely as far as I know.  

Sorry for your sailor having to deal with this.  I hope he has a good memory of what all is missing and they don't give him a hard time about it.

Were his boxes sealed shut? Just me being curious.

When my sailor went to HI, he did not own too much and packed it in his car, I has been 5 years now so I may not be remembering correctly. I am pretty sure he put his golf clubs in the car.

Comment by karenmjm on July 31, 2012 at 1:25pm

I want to scream, but I don’t know who to scream at so I’ll vent my frustration here.  I just got done talking to my sailor, the moving company the military contracted with to move his personal belongs, stole over $1,000 of his personal belongs.  All of his game consoles, hand held games, CD games , CD movies, CD music, along with other stuff.  He said all of his boxes had been opened, and the stuff was just thrown into a different box.  He talked to his LPO about it and his LPO’s response was, “The same thing happened to me.  You just need to file a claim.” Really!!!!!!!  Why is the military still using this company?  It’s perfectly acceptable for the military to tolerate this kind of personal violation? This situation is totally un-necessary, and just adding additional stress to my sailor who is already trying to find his way around a new base, and learn his new job.  Thanks for reading my rant, I still don’t feel any better.

Comment by Marcy on July 23, 2012 at 9:17pm

Sorry can't help on the lodging thing. We just returned from Hawaii today at noon our time here in PA. I am sooooo tired right now, so wont be on to long. We stayed at a hotel in Waikiki only because my hubby works out of town a lot and he earned reward points from Best Western. So didn't have to pay a cent for our hotel room. Went to see my sailor but because of RIMPAC we didnt see him at all. Oh well RIMPAC seems exciting but then again I don't have to do it. I will post some pics for you guys to see. I hated to come back but like you guys said it is fun to visit but not sure if I could live there. Was talking to a Navy wife at the airport in Chicago and she said they live in Pearl and it is so boring. I guess once you live there a while it could get that way. Yes our sailors work hard at what they do and I too do not like those questions.

Comment by Redfly on July 23, 2012 at 6:18pm

Thanks Rhonda for the info.....  :)


Comment by Rhonda8881 on July 23, 2012 at 5:19pm

Redfly...the first part of my comment is for you!

My sailor will be transitioning to shore duty next Spring. He is hoping to stay on Oahu for those years too.  He has enjoyed his time there and could not find anything on the continental US that he was interested in.  I say "Yay!" because that gives me more time to visit for a 2nd time!

Comment by Rhonda8881 on July 23, 2012 at 5:16pm

Try the Navy Lodge at Ford Island.  We had a room with a mini kitchen, but I think they have larger ones also.

My reply to the "oh wow!  Must be nice to live in Hawaii" comments.

Paradise is only Paradise when you are on vacation!  When you have to work there, it is the same as any other location. Plus the cost of living is so high!

Comment by Redfly on July 23, 2012 at 1:25pm

My thoughts and prayers are with all in Colorado.  I feel bad asking this when there is so much going on,but can someone recommend a hotel or some sort of housing to rent in Waikiki.  Our son is stationed in Pearl Harbor and we are planning a family trip next summer with about 10 family members.  We don't just want a hotel room because dinning out can get costly with that many.  So we thought if we rented a hotel with a kitchen area that would help.  Any suggestions???? Thanks for your help.

Comment by Pearl Harbor MA on June 18, 2012 at 5:25pm

Well, as expected his time here at home has flown. :( Tomorrow is his last full day here then we take him to the airport Wednesday.He is going to TRY to come again in Jan depending on $$$ of course.

Comment by navymom90 on June 6, 2012 at 1:22am

i empathiz e with the attitude you get about how rough our kids have it being stationed in Pearl Harbor its quite irritating and some of our kids just left for a 6 month underway tell me thats so easy!!!!


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