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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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 nkg4 on October 6, 2015 at 10:37am

Hello All!

My son is in SD, attached to HSC-14 at North Island as an AM.  He started this past Sept and is the newbie in the squadron.

I have followed the discussions on this site starting with the BC group through PCola and now this group.  It has been helpful and a blessing to be able to read all the comments from the groups and to know that my son will be OK.

Thank you all.

Comment by mom0717 on October 2, 2015 at 4:43pm

hi again...was wondering if anyone knows any reputable and reasonably priced companies that can transport a car to SD? the car is currently in Colorado. thanks!! 

Comment by mom0717 on October 2, 2015 at 12:54pm

hi lori!! so nice to meet you:) my son also married last year:) how exciting that you are having the wedding ceremony coming up!! super congrats to you and to your son and his bride! my son is very happy with his SD orders:) he will be on the Paul Hamilton.they haven't had a chance to look into any housing yet since they just got orders so I wondered if anyone knew a good place to start to look or a good place to live for a young couple..on base? off base? why did your son and DIL decide to rent off base? thanks for the info!   

Comment by lori on October 2, 2015 at 11:48am

Hi Mom0717! Welcome to our group! I'm sure your son is VERY happy to get SD! My son has been there for several years now. He was stationed on the Vinson but just re enlisted and now has shore duty. He is also married [newly...just before he and his wife both deployed in 2014]. They returned this year and we are finally having their ceremony with family and friends next Saturday! They are renting off base. Have your son and DIL look for ads for housing off base. Some places rent by the month. What will your son be doing do you know?

Comment by mom0717 on October 1, 2015 at 8:48pm

Hi moms! I'm new to this group.. my son will be transferring to SD in the next few glad to connect with all of you:) I hear SD is a beautiful area. Does anybody have any tips on housing? My son has been in the Navy almost 3 years and is married, no kids.  

Comment by Oleander on September 11, 2015 at 10:10am

Good morning! Great to have you here britefuture! I think your son will love SD!  Looks like you and HeyMa's sons are on the same ship! Fantastic.

Thinking of all our sailors and military on this very important day. God bless them for their honor, commitment and courage!

Comment by britefuture on September 11, 2015 at 8:06am

Good morning San Diego Moms! I'm obviously new here. My son is on the USS Theodore Roosevelt and will be arriving in San Diego at some point in the future. He's super excited to be living on the west coast as we are from Maryland. He is a MM Nuke and has been in the Navy for almost 3 years.

Comment by Oleander on August 19, 2015 at 6:55pm

Hi there HeyMa! Would love to tell you I'm in The Know but just getting started here. My daughter reported to her ship on Aug 5th. It's currently in it's mid-life overhaul, they're hoping to have that completed by Dec or Jan 2016. She LOVES San Diego and is only a few hours away from home. Sound like you'll have a wonderful homecoming - lots to do in the area. Nice to have you here.

Comment by Oleander on July 21, 2015 at 1:45am

Oh --- we're waaaaaaay behind you in experience. She just graduated A-school and DC training, will be home Thursday for 12 days leave before reporting. Wow - 11 years! congrats to you all! Our Sailor is the baby of the family - and my "suprise child" (change of life). This is new to all of us. We're all very proud of her for choosing this incredible path. Thanks again for you support and info. I'm thinking because the ship is in it's "midlife overhaul/Extended Docking Phase since April 2014 the groups have fallen off.I don't know long the overhaul takes - guess we'll find out more once she reports. 

Comment by Oleander on July 20, 2015 at 1:16pm

lynda n, 

there doesn't seem to be a USS Pearl Harbor FRG FB page, however there is a site for the ship's FRG and I've signed up for the newsletter. Thanks so much for the info!


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