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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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 goobemom on November 6, 2012 at 3:32pm

Great looking kids Kathy.  You are going to have to change the way you think about the holidays.  Just because Paige is not going to be there doesn't mean she would want you or the rest of the family not enjoy Christmas.  it will be tough however make the best of it.  The ship will try to do for them.  It's not home however I think Paige would be upset with you if you changed your normal  holiday plans.

Comment by Kathy-Paige's mom on November 2, 2012 at 8:37pm

havent heard from paige in a while, was thinking about the holidays today and how i have no desire to celebrate them, then i remembered  that i have another daughter here with me that is not away on deployment. I know paige would not want me to feel like this but i miss her so much! her big sister misses her deeply too! how are we going to get through the holidays? this is paige and her big sis! thaught id share!

Comment by goobemom on October 31, 2012 at 11:18am

Happy Halloween everyone.  First holiday with out our loved ones.  My son's package hasn't arrived yet.  Hopefully soon before the candy corn gets hard :-).  When talking to my son, he states not much is happening.  He continues to be "bored" and is getting a lot of gym time.  I hope everyone on the east coast faired well.  My prayers are with you!  Have a good Halloween.

Comment by Snickerdoodlemom on October 31, 2012 at 9:05am

@ Paige's Mom -    yes, he has a girlfriend in San Diego.  He is Aircrew, stationed in Coronado, Ca.   his deployment this time was last minute and he actually flew to Hawaii to catch the ship.  


Comment by Kathy-Paige's mom on October 30, 2012 at 6:55pm

snickerdoodle, just saw your profile pic your son is adorable, does he have a girlfriend? and what again does he do on the ship?

Comment by Kathy-Paige's mom on October 30, 2012 at 6:52pm

sorry the pic is sideways, i seriously need computer lessons!

Comment by Kathy-Paige's mom on October 30, 2012 at 6:51pm

hope everyone came thru the storm, here in maine we did not get hit as hard as some other new england states. here is a pic of my back yard during the hurricane. snickerdoodle that is alot of stuff, do they have alot of room to store things because i sent to paige 3 large flat rate boxes stuffed with anything and every thing my parents sent paige a large box and my siblings got together and sent her a large box of the neatest things so thats a grand total of 5 large boxes not to mention the one she hasent recieved yet from about 8 weeks ago. im worried that its all going to be to much for her! what kinda space do they have on the ship??

Comment by Snickerdoodlemom on October 29, 2012 at 9:38am

Photo: Next packages getting prepared for Tim.....shipping Monday...

The box is full two boxes today.  Added Toothpaste..


Comment by Snickerdoodlemom on October 29, 2012 at 9:34am

Hi Moms,

I hope everyone is receiving emails.   I get a few a week and love to know that everything is going well.   One thing I was reminded of is the fact that their internet may go down and if that happens and we don't hear from our sailors don't worry.  It sounds like the last deployment the internet went down for a couple months.    I just give updates from home, weather reports etc....I never ask anything that could put any of our Sailors in harms way.    Google Alerts and the facebook page for the Ship gives us enough information as we need it.  


I know this is tough on all of us.   Especially, with the holidays coming. It took my first care package about 6 weeks to arrive to my Sailor...I am mailing two more large size flat rate boxes filled to the top today.   


Navy Moms...Stay Strong!!!!  Our kids will all be home soon!!!!!



Comment by Kathy-Paige's mom on October 28, 2012 at 5:19pm
Does anyone know where there going? Email me the location if anyone knows! thanks!!

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