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

We had another group for the moms and significant others based in San Diego or with sailors based in San Diego. But it disappeared! So I'm starting a new one so that all of us in San Diego or with loved ones here can connect!

Location: San Diego
Members: 224
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2023

Discussion Forum


Started by Dianemw. Last reply by Mythreesons Jul 18, 2019. 1 Reply

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 works? Are we able to get on base for those events?Continue


Started by Alison❤️⚓️ Oct 25, 2018. 0 Replies

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

Apartment Living in San Diego

Started by mcmomma. Last reply by Kiki92 Oct 12, 2018. 4 Replies

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 Apartments?  I can't find 525 Apartments but I found 5025 Apartments…Continue

visiting my son in San Diego

Started by Natasha. Last reply by Dianemw Sep 29, 2018. 25 Replies

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 him (if any). I have heard that we may can stay at the Navy…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by coley423 on April 14, 2021 at 1:13pm

Smidgee-I just found another page that a few people have recently posted on. Maybe it was the old page you were looking for?

San Diego Moms or Sailors in San Diego

Comment by coley423 on April 14, 2021 at 1:07pm

Thank you Smidgee.  I just saw your comment.  My son loves it so far.  He's out for his first long underway right now.  Can't wait to visit!  I went 5 years ago with my husband when he had to go for work.  Loved it!  

I've seen a lot of people post their sailors are off to SD so maybe the page will get going!  

Comment by coley423 on April 1, 2021 at 3:19pm

Hi!  It doesn't look like this page is active, but just wanted to check!  My son just got to SD Tuesday.

Comment by Jesmom6 on May 20, 2019 at 3:06pm
Alison, my daughter has been there since August, also. She loves it there so much I'm afraid she'll never come back east! Lol She met another sailor in Great Lakes last year and he also is stationed in San Diego and they recently were married. We cant wait to meet him!
Comment by Alison❤️⚓️ on May 20, 2019 at 1:32pm

Hello all my son is stationed in San Diego he loves it he has been there since August !! Hi pheonixmom 

Comment by Phoenixmom on May 13, 2019 at 4:39pm

It is one of the Nicest Duty Stations.

Comment by Phoenixmom on May 13, 2019 at 4:39pm

Welcome, Coronado is Beautiful, My Son was stationed there right after A school, 2 weeks Later was sent to meet up with his Carrier for Deployment. Your Son will Love it!

Comment by MJDogs on May 13, 2019 at 4:35pm

Hey!  My sailor is at NAS North Island for "C" school.  He has been there a month now.  Just 2 weeks in on school.  He seems to love it out there.  San Diego is on my list of places to go but I have never been there!

Comment by Proudmom314 on April 4, 2019 at 12:35pm

Son just got orders to join the crew on the USS Anchorage. Anyone else have family aboard?

Comment by Alison❤️⚓️ on December 9, 2018 at 10:29pm

Hi pheonixmom how are you? This site kinda quiet but it all good hope everything good with you, your Sailor and family?my Sailor is coming home on 12/15 until 12/27 very excited!! 

Hello to all the other moms on this site! 


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