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.




San Antonio Moms

For all those Moms either in San Antonio or those with loved ones in "A" school in San Antonio.

Location: San Antonio
Members: 71
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2020

Here are some links that should be of help if you are coming to visit us.

SeaWorld San Antonio

Infomation about the Riverwalk and downtown San Antonio

Discussion Forum

Apartments Close to Fort Sam

Started by Cheyenne. Last reply by Lizzie_Corpsmanwife May 7, 2014. 3 Replies

I've been looking for weeks at apartments online since I'm across the country. I was wondering if any locals could suggest some places! I just wanna be some where safe and the apartment complex has…Continue

Tags: sam, houston, fort, apartments, san

San Antonio

Started by Queenjailyle. Last reply by sil Jun 30, 2012. 3 Replies

I was looking at the diverse group we have collected here and thought it might be nice if those of us from San Antonio shared what we enjoy with those who are sending theirsons & daughters to us.…Continue

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Comment by pokey1042 on June 26, 2018 at 5:21pm

Hoping this is still active.  HELLO!!! 

Comment by Mamabear on October 23, 2017 at 11:05pm
Is this site still active?
Comment by Momof9 on December 11, 2015 at 12:36pm

Was wondering if this group is still active? Hoping to find a Christian family for my San Antonio sailor to share Christmas with since he won't be able to come home for Christmas. He didn't get to come home for Thanksgiving either and really don't want him to spend two holidays alone. Thanks for any info! Blessings

Comment by NovaMom on October 11, 2014 at 9:38pm

I'm just wondering, how was A school at San Antonio?  As bad as boot camp or better?  My son has been there since 9/27.  Thanks.

Comment by Patty_SA on June 17, 2014 at 11:34am

Hello  new member. My daughter"s home port is MayPort FL on the USS New York (LPD 21). Any mom's whose sailor is on the same ship?

Comment by New Navy Mom (Ship 14 Div 389) on October 12, 2013 at 3:17pm
My son has PIR on 10/18 and will be headed to SA for MA A school? Does anyone know if they get time off for Thanksgiving?
Comment by TexasDocMom on September 17, 2013 at 7:12am

Please share with any San Antonio connections you might have: The United States Army Institute for Surgical Research is currently treating a 22 y/o active duty IED blast/burn patient from Afghanistan. Because of the extensive burns and trauma injuries, he must receive B NEGATIVE blood. This blood type only makes up about 2% of the population, so it's critical that we locate potential blood donors and ask them to donate. 

For each trip to surgery he will require 10-15 units of blood/blood products (40 - 50 units per week.) The Akeroyd Blood Donor Center, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston is asking all service members, family members, DOD civilians, or retirees with B NEGATIVE blood type to please contact the BDC at (210) 295-4655 or Mark Salcedo via email at

The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - noon for walk-ins.

Comment by snj1959 on August 26, 2013 at 3:53pm

Daisy 72... There are several nice places to stay on Hwy 151. That is close to the base.  There are several on Hwy 410, I think on Cinema Place is a Holiday Inn.

Comment by daisy72 on August 5, 2013 at 3:29pm
My son is going to be graduating from A school 9/6. Im looking for reviews on places to stay for that weekend. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Comment by nickie2013 on April 9, 2013 at 2:28pm

Don't forget about me, Im not in Great Northwest but I'm close!!! LOL
When is our next Lunch??


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