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.



Personnel Specialists Moms


Personnel Specialists Moms

Anyone there whose sailors are Personnel Specialist? Let us share and exchange of ideas about our sailors and their job as Personnel Specialist... You are all welcome A-School Moms and long time Navy Personnel Specialists Moms.

Location: USA and around the WORLD
Members: 39
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2019

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Comment by Jametta on January 2, 2019 at 1:54pm

Hello, My daughter left for BC on 12/18/18. Her PIR is set for 02/08/19. Can someone tell me if she will be able to spend anytime with us after PIR before she is sent to A School?

Comment by memaandpapa on August 1, 2018 at 2:05pm

from what I got from him, its helping recruits with payroll and assisting the commanders with anything they need. but I'm not positive on this information.

Comment by memaandpapa on August 1, 2018 at 12:51pm

my son is in meridian Mississippi for personnel specialist,

Comment by GranmaFaye on November 14, 2017 at 3:03am

My sailor is a personnel specialist assigned to a squadron in the North West. 

Comment by navy4khays on February 20, 2017 at 11:38pm

Does anyone have any information on Personnel Specialist / FTS (Full-Time Support) ? This is what my husband will be doing. He leaves at the end of March for boot camp. And after boot camp, Lord willing, he will be attending A-School at Meridian, Mississippi :)

Comment by Kim~Made it to the fleet! on August 13, 2013 at 4:39pm
So my son will be a ps on (ddg95) James E. Williams in Norfolk.. What are their typical working hours on the ship? He will also live on this ship, how much time do they typically have off the ship while in port? This is all new to me, just curious how his day will be..
Comment by Whitney on August 7, 2013 at 12:43pm
Ok thanks for all the answers..
Comment by PSSN Flydown on August 7, 2013 at 3:27am

no, you dont extend your reserve time period at all. only your active duty

Comment by Whitney on August 6, 2013 at 12:14pm
Im a little confused. But once your in there and you signed up for 4year active and 4 years reserve, during that term can you extend your reserve duty making it 2 years active and 6 years reserve?
Comment by PSSN Flydown on August 6, 2013 at 6:06am

i know the time frames done add up just right, but once a person is in, theres all kinds of ways of extending, reenlisting, oteiping.. and you only serve 8 years in reserves period, so if you extend to say 6 years, you have 2 years left in the reserves. with that you would have fulfilled a 4 year sea, and would be almost done with a shore rotation..


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