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.



Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society & Red Cross info for emergency aid, financial aid, other programs

Website:  Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Click on the "Services" link on the left side of the page to see all they offer.  

"The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides need-based financial assistance and other services to members of the Naval Services of the United States, and their eligible family members and survivors.

We offer financial counseling, no-interest loans, grants, and various support services, as well as referrals to other community-based resources when available. There are no fees for such assistance."

They offer interest-free loans or grants to deal with emergency needs such as

  • Emergency Transportation
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Medical/dental Bills (patient's share)
  • Food, Rent, and Utilities
  • Disaster Relief Assistance
  • Child Care Expenses
  • Essential Vehicle Repairs
  • Unforeseen Family Emergencies
  • Link: 

Many of their full-service offices also offer a Visiting Nurse program.  

As part of an ongoing effort to better 

serve the military community, the American Red Cross moved to a single 

telephone number for its emergency communication services in June 2011.

Beginning June 13, service members and their families can use one toll-free 

number877-272-7337, to send an urgent message to a service member.

Through this number, Red Cross emergency communications services can put 

service members in touch with their families following the death or serious 

illness of an immediate family member, upon the birth of a service member's child

 or grandchild, or when a family faces other emergencies. Additional Red 

Cross services, such as case management and emergency financial assistance, are also available.

For those people stationed overseas, the three options for calling will 

remain the same: calling 877-272-7337 direct, accessing the number through a

 military operator, or calling their local Red Cross station.

"An emergency situation can be a very stressful time for a military family, 

and having just one common telephone number to remember can make a difficult

situation a little easier," said Sherri Brown, the senior vice president of

 Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces. "U.S. military personnel and their 

families can remain confident that the Red Cross will be there to keep them

 connected when there is a crisis at home."

In the past, military families living outside an installation needed to 

remember the phone number for their local Red Cross chapters for emergency

communications, while those living on a military installation used the

 877-272-7337 number. Now, military members and their families can use this 

single number to initiate an emergency communication, regardless of where 

they live.


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They arranged  flight for my son. He will pay them back out of his pay. Only thing is that the flight they booked was not the best deal....but I guess it was a trade-off.


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