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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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

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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: 225
Latest Activity: Aug 29

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 RightHereWaiting on May 30, 2010 at 7:22am
Celina, what ship is your husband with?? Mine just recently deployed as well witht he Dubuque. Joy. [Can you SEE the sarcasm oozing from that word? lol]

About that Easter earthquake. I was here at the hospital, and goodness how this place rocked!! My first one ever. Ah!

I have been doing the same Celina. Cleaning, working, and the dogs help too. Ha. It took me a while before I felt motivated enough to clean or do anything really. Not that I was quiet or mopey. Just... lazy. Lame. This is our first deployment soooo, it's fun so far. haha
Comment by Diannadb on May 29, 2010 at 11:21pm
NimNimsWife...what kind of business do you have?
Comment by NimNimsWife on May 29, 2010 at 9:34pm
Welcome to Christine, RightHere, Celina, and ThanksMom! Great to have you as part of our group!

Celina, my hubby is stationed out of NAS too, but he just got back from deployment so I finally get to have him at home! I totally know what you mean about keeping busy though. Not much else to do when you've cleaned everything! Thankfully I run my business out of my home so I can always just do some work when I'm done cleaning. And having two dogs helps too! So are you doing your schooling online?
Comment by RightHereWaiting on May 29, 2010 at 8:40am
Hey Christine. It's nice to "meet" you. My husband is stationed there as well. Though he's on the Dubuque and deployed now, but you know. :] How long you been married? How longs he been in? Etc, etc.

My husband and I just got married in Feb. We're both stationed out here [I'm at the hospital] and it's been ok so far, it's the Navy. Lol. My husband's been in for about a year and a half, and myself only a year. We live up in Poway and I LOVE it so far. The area is SO safe! :]
Comment by princesswia on May 27, 2010 at 2:36pm
Any one have a clue about a good daycare center for her baby girl since there is a waiting list on the base child care center? She has worked in a day care center for the last 2 years but also has some medical training and was hoping to get into one of the hospitals.
Comment by NimNimsWife on May 27, 2010 at 2:24pm
princess: that area is a nice area, there's a lot of military housing out that way. As for the job market out here, it's as bad as any other place right now. I guess it depends on what line of work your daughter is in. But it's pretty tough to find a job anywhere in California right now.
Comment by princesswia on May 27, 2010 at 1:54pm
Hi, My name is Barbara and my son-in-law, daughter and their 11 months old baby girl are on their way to San Diego right now. He was in A School in Pensacola and we live out side of New Orleans, LA. My daughter and granddaughter have been with me since the baby was born and them leaving yesterday was so hard. I have never been to San Deigo nor they so I am sure they will have alot to get use to. Any one have a spouse or son on the USS Bonhomme Richard? My son in law's duty station is on this ship. My daughter and granddaughter have never been away so it is going to be very interesting. We were not sure where to look for housing since there is a waiting list for on-base housing but they found an apartment in a complex called Avion at Spectrum which is about 15 minutes from the base on 32nd Street. It would be great if anyone could give me information about the area of the apartment and what the job market looks like since my daughter will be seeking employment again. Thanks for this site. My son was in the Navy for almost 10 years and just got out so I know the support is always needed. God Bless all of you and your families.
Comment by NimNimsWife on May 27, 2010 at 12:58pm
Welcome to the group Sarah! Wow, it seems that a lot of our SD navy wives are photographers! So cool!
Comment by NimNimsWife on May 25, 2010 at 10:42pm
I totally know where that is, some of my hubby's friends live in that area too. Well if you ever want to get together with another navy wife, you know where to reach me :D
Comment by NimNimsWife on May 24, 2010 at 9:48pm
Welcome to our newest members tintin, DeeDee, and Nikki! So glad you all are a part of this group! TinTin, what part of San Diego are you guys in? Nikki, my hubby and I actually live like 2 minutes from Miramar and we have some friends that live on Miramar too.

Sorry I haven't been too active here lately. I've been swamped with working on my business. But I'm always here if any of you have questions or anything! Hope your week is off to a great start!

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