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

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



Peleliu Ready Group (Amphibious Squadron 3)


Peleliu Ready Group (Amphibious Squadron 3)

For people with loved ones on the USS Pelelui , USS Dubuque and the USS Pearl Harbor or anyone with any interested in them at all :-)

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2014

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Comment by Snickerdoodlemom on January 16, 2013 at 11:00am

What is CMC?    I totally missed that message...where would I have seen or received it?      Just wondering if I need to be linked somewhere else also.    Getting ready to send another package today...... Thanks Julie for the information...<3 Snickerdoodlemom......(missing my boy...)


Comment by Snickerdoodlemom on January 16, 2013 at 9:33am

Hi there everyone,

I am getting a bit concerned.....I have not heard a peep (via email) from my Sailor since the beginning of January.      It is really out of the "norm" (whatever norm")  Last time this happened he had been put in sick bay.....I am concerned.      Has anyone else received emails within the last 12 days? 



Comment by Soonerrn on December 21, 2012 at 7:57am
My son Jason received his package yesterday! It took 4 1/2 weeks to get there! Does anyone know if there is a size limit?
Comment by Kathy-Paige's mom on December 20, 2012 at 10:49pm
Hi everyone I wish there was more activity on this site does anyone know if the email is down haven't heard from my daughter since the beginning of the month! I know where she is right now, fortunately just don't know why she's not emailing or texting??
Comment by goobemom on November 27, 2012 at 11:06am

Thank you Kathy.  I appreciate the prayers.  It's tough but God is with us.

Comment by Kathy-Paige's mom on November 27, 2012 at 11:03am

goobermom my prayers go out to you and your family!! Im sure its an extremely tough time for you right now, thinking of you!

Comment by goobemom on November 27, 2012 at 10:59am


I laughed when I read your post.  I am glad you got a call from Paige.  I also have received a couple of calls from Tim however it is only because his grandfather is in intensive care and may not make it.  We are on pins and needles right now.  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  I know this time of year is hard without your loved ones.  Hang in there.  It is temporary.  Keep sending them letters pictures and packages.  Their highlight is mail call and they get something.  I so hope this time goes faster.  It seems like it is taking forever. 

Comment by Kathy-Paige's mom on November 27, 2012 at 10:04am
Good morning everyone, got a call from Paige yesterday, for my birthday! Best gift ever!! Hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving!! My husband bought me for my birthday the most beautiful world globe, on this georgeous stand for my office! So now I can follow Paige around the globe! I could not have asked for a more perfect gift! Last year if he would have given me a globe I probably would have thrown it at him, lol!!! Oh the difference a year makes!
Comment by goobemom on November 12, 2012 at 10:53am

Hello everyone.  I also have sent packages the first week of October.  My son did receive those.  As far as email, my son said the ships email was shut down because of people talking about where they were.  I just received an email last night saying the email was back up on the ship.

Comment by Snickerdoodlemom on November 12, 2012 at 10:47am


The packages are taking a while.  The first one I sent took about 5 weeks.   I sent two large ones about 2 weeks ago which he has not received yet.   Although, yesterday I was told shipments are arriving on a quicker basis now so maybe the boxes will arrive quicker.      I have two more to ship out.    

Also, the email server was down for a few days.   I have never received undeliverable messages and I do hear from my son about every other day. 

Hope that helped.   





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