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 Diego Moms/SOs Discussions (11)

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Hi! I would really like to see my son off for deployment and of course welcome the ship back when the time comes. Does anyone know how that…

Started by Dianemw

1 Jul 18, 2019
Reply by Mythreesons


Hi just curious can you stil send mail even if the ship is in yards?? thanks ⚓️

Started by Alison❤️⚓️

0 Oct 25, 2018

Apartment Living in San Diego

My sailor just got to San Diego July 18th and will be moving into an apartment on August 20th.  Anyone know anything about the 525 Apartmen…

Started by mcmomma

4 Oct 12, 2018
Reply by Kiki92

visiting my son in San Diego

Hey guys! We plan on visiting my son in San Diego this Summer. I really need advice on where to stay and any discounts we can get through h…

Started by Natasha

25 Sep 29, 2018
Reply by Dianemw

Mail at C school

My son in in C school at San Diego.  He said he cannot receive mail while in school there.  Has anyone else's sailor had that experience?

Started by jodyrae

2 Jun 12, 2017
Reply by jodyrae

Wives who are in San Diego with their husbands

Hey ladies. I was just wondering if there was any wives who are currently or soon to be stationed with their husbands in San Diego. My husb…

Started by navywifenewlywed6_25

14 May 15, 2016
Reply by Nikki.

Advice needed

Hi, I wrote on here before and now . However didn't know exactly what base. I was wondering if anybody knew any decent housing near the nor…

Started by Jyssicarm

0 Nov 13, 2015

San Diego Real Estate

Hello Neighbors! I recently joined the group and wanted to offer my assistance to you and your Sailors in San Diego with your Real Estate n…

Started by Courtney-RE Agent

0 Mar 24, 2014


In an attempt to keep this group active, and to help us get to know each other better, I've decided to start a fun discussion that simply a…

Started by NimNimsWife

11 Jan 15, 2014
Reply by stacystu(SHIP 09 DIV 301)

San Diego Temp House Help!

Help!!  My husband is stationed in San Diego, and my 3 year old daughter and I are in Kansas. Counting boot camp and air school he has been…

Started by StaceyStan

1 Aug 11, 2011
Reply by zStratMom


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