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


You need to be a member of San Diego Moms/SOs to add comments!

Comment by Phoenixmom on November 30, 2018 at 7:43pm

Hi All where have I been, didnt know that there was another site, all the ones I was on have been quite silent. WHOOOO HOOOO for this site! My son is Stationed on Coronado Island he is Linked to the USS Roosevelt Carrier. Anyone else have a Loved one on the "Big Stick". Hi Alison, how you doing. Man it feels great to be able to speak to Moms. Going that way the end of Jan. Taking my Son back to base. he should be home Jan. 16th. Cant wait to see him. couldnt come for Christmas due to being Underway with the Carrier. but I get him for his B-day. a big 20 yrs. old he will turn. Just spoke to him and he is set to test in March to Rank up. so excited for him. If all goes well he will be a EM 2nd Class Petty Officer. hope to be able to meet some Moms.

Comment by Alison❤️⚓️ on November 30, 2018 at 5:22pm

Hi Daci welcome my Sailor  is on the USS America how about yours?

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on November 13, 2018 at 11:29am

Welcome Daci - You can post where your sailor is stationed and you can ask if there are other moms with kids on the same ship.  You just don't want to post anything about ship movement.

Be sure to read  Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist 

Comment by Daci on November 13, 2018 at 9:06am

Hi everyone. I am new to the Navy Mom websites. are we ok to post where our kids are stationed? and to ask if there are moms with kids in the same battalion as mine?

Comment by Alison❤️⚓️ on September 29, 2018 at 7:19am

Hi my son is stationed in San Diego just since 8/25.. his ship is the USS America, but it’s in yards so now they asked to go out on the USS Boxer to get some qualifications. Does anyone else have the same situation? 

Comment by Christina on May 15, 2018 at 11:14am

Hi guys my son is now in San Diego , I was born here many moons ago lol my father was in the Navy back in the day . Now my son is falling in his footsteps. 

Comment by Mattsmomma on October 11, 2017 at 3:24pm

My son just received his first orders - he is SD bound!

Comment by jodyrae on August 20, 2017 at 4:43pm

My son is moving on from San Diego, so I will be moving to another group.  Good luck to you and your sailors!

Comment by NavyGF on August 14, 2017 at 10:33pm

Hi all! I was just wondering if this group is still active? I just have some question re living in San Diego. Thank you!

Comment by Tony on April 20, 2016 at 9:45am

Hello....     My son will be reporting to the USS Pearl Harbor, home ported in San Diego on April 27th.


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