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.


Susan J




For those who wish to help those sailors in need when having to travel far from home or base!

Members: 216
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2019

Thanks to the many moms and more that are here and ready to help when a sailor is in need! It is amazing to know that no matter where our sailors travel in the United States there is a mom there ready to rescue them with a hot meal, place to stay, or help to get back on the road!

To be added to the list send me (Susan mom to Niko) a friend request. Then you can send me a private message with your name, location and phone number. Then you are added to the list!

Discussion Forum

Sailor in need of TLC...Please help....

Started by diane {Shawns mom}. Last reply by adm402 Feb 23, 2014. 4 Replies


Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Pat L. in IL Jan 21, 2013. 5 Replies

Baby Shower - who's mailing when

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Whit and Stephen's Mom (Ann) Jun 27, 2012. 38 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of SAILOR RESCUE LIST to add comments!

Comment by CruAn on September 13, 2018 at 7:13am

My sailor is in the path of the storm and safe so far.  He's so calm but I'm nervous enough for us both.  I also told him, if he has a buddy that's stranded in the Central Florida area and can't get back to due to the weather, to send them here. Yes, I can take a family.  I have plenty of room. Hotel rooms are $$ and could be non-existent due to others heading south to avoid the storm. If you know anyone that needs a place to stay, please message me.

Comment by MeLinda on December 6, 2016 at 7:59pm

I am still here, usually don't have time to reply but do read all the posts.

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 3, 2016 at 12:35am

Thanks CruAn!

Comment by CruAn on December 2, 2016 at 3:18pm
If there's ever a need in Central Florida you have a friend here. Keep me in the group please.
Comment by Paymaster on August 25, 2016 at 11:11am

Our baby is getting big!  She is a beauty!!

Comment by Pat L. in IL on December 30, 2015 at 8:03pm

Oh Wow, Time sure does fly! Thank you for sharing Marcy!

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 30, 2015 at 3:46pm

"Our baby" isn't the baby of the family anymore!  Abby became a big sister this year.  They send good wishes to our group :)

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 23, 2015 at 6:46pm

AOMomma, I'm in the same boat so to speak :)  It's a challenge shopping and cooking without being wasteful.  I know I can make a casserole or batch of something and freeze most of it for later, the challenge is not eating too much in the beginning!  One of my New Year's resolutions - be strong and resist, resist, resist LOL

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 11, 2015 at 7:38pm

Update, another vet got them a hotel and all is ok.  They are headed to the annual Snowball Express event this weekend ( for children of fallen military heroes.  If she needs more help I'll let you all know as they have to make it from Dallas back home to NC.  The car is beyond repair.

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 11, 2015 at 7:06pm

Just spoke to her; she's former Navy, Gold Star (lost her husband who was a Marine), is with her current husband who deploys next month, and her kids.  They just need a safe place to stay for the next 4 - 5 hours till a PGR person arrives to take them on to Dallas.  Thanks so much moms  :)


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