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.



Sailors Stationed in California


Sailors Stationed in California

Group for girlfriends, moms, fiances, wives whose sailor is stationed in California

Members: 194
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2020

Discussion Forum

Wives stationed on NAS Lemoore??

Started by wifeofasailor1( LS A school). Last reply by Dimplez101 Apr 23, 2018. 2 Replies

San Diego, California !!!!!!

Started by NavyDoll Ebony. Last reply by Gunarsmom Sep 17, 2013. 4 Replies

Stay at home moms

Started by wingedwolf Jul 25, 2013. 0 Replies

North Island NAS

Started by Kim (Ethan's Mom). Last reply by Sunny N Kansas Jul 25, 2013. 11 Replies

Wives in San Diego ???

Started by CourtNavyWife. Last reply by Rickysgirl23 Jun 6, 2013. 26 Replies

Wives in San Diego with the husbands

Started by navywifenewlywed6_25. Last reply by sailorsbaby94 Jan 9, 2013. 6 Replies

Ship CG-57 USS Lake Champlain?

Started by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =). Last reply by NavyMom4J Sep 6, 2011. 1 Reply

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Dimplez101 on April 23, 2018 at 6:43pm

Hello! My husband got stationed to Lemoore, CA and our family will be moving there in June. Any advice would be appreciated! We are from the East Coast, so this will be a pretty big move for us! 

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 3, 2018 at 9:53pm

Hi ladies, my son is stationed on North Island (Coronado island)  he was their a week and then flown to his .Carrier. Your Sons will Love California.

Comment by Teachermomto2 on April 3, 2018 at 5:35pm

Hi jo2sailormom, I know how you feel, my Sailor is in China Lake and I am in PA...and I have never been to CA, lol...hoping to soon...

Comment by lelolaipr on February 5, 2018 at 8:35pm

Unfortunately I don't know anything about China Lake, just that is located in the Western Mojave Desert region of California, approximately 150 miles north of Los Angeles.  Mine is in North Island, San Diego.

Comment by Teachermomto2 on February 5, 2018 at 6:39pm

DO you know anything about China Lake?

Comment by Teachermomto2 on February 5, 2018 at 6:38pm

Hi leloaipr... He's headed to C School in Lemoore and China Lake for his 1st Duty Station...

Comment by lelolaipr on February 4, 2018 at 10:12am

Hi Teachermomto2!  My son is San Diego. Where is headed yours?

Comment by Teachermomto2 on February 4, 2018 at 9:31am

Hi Folks,

Anyone still here? My Sailor is headed your way this week-I'd love to connect with you...

East Coast Navy Momma

Comment by aster on October 22, 2016 at 6:29pm

Hi Mary m&m

My son is not on the Vinson, he is leaving soon also, on the destroyer, Dewey

Comment by Mary m&m 1405ProtoBS on October 22, 2016 at 3:57pm
Hi my name is Mary.... My son is on the air craft carrier the USS Carl Vinson.... I'm looking to connect with other parents whose sailors are on that ship.... They are going on an underway etc....soon... Needed to tak about it with other parents....thx

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