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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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 Oleander on July 20, 2015 at 10:30am

morning lynda, now I'm really going to sound uninformed! haha - what is the FRG page?

Comment by Oleander on July 20, 2015 at 12:45am

Hi lynda, she'll be on the USS Pearl Harbor. I understand it began an update/mid-life overhaul April 2014. Not sure when it will be back. Thanks for responding - her ship site has no activity!

Comment by Oleander on July 19, 2015 at 7:01pm

Hi all. I'm new to the group. Wondering if it's still active since I don't see any posts since March. My Sailor daughter will be reporting to her ship in San Diego early August. I'd welcome any information or contact. Thanks!

Comment by splash on March 20, 2015 at 3:12pm
On my way to SD to see my Sailor. I can't wait!
Comment by monniepennie on March 18, 2015 at 5:52pm
It's a wild ride, welcome
Comment by CoffeeMom on March 18, 2015 at 5:29pm

Hi SanDiego Moms/SOs.  My son just got orders for NI.  He's still in A school, but I thought I'd join the group now.  I've been to SanDiego for vacation and business and love the beaches and other attractions, not to mention the weather!  I can't wait to visit there again. (I live in the Midwest and will do anything to get away from winter ... apparently except move). Thanks for letting me tag along!!!

Comment by monniepennie on March 18, 2015 at 1:04pm
Are they getting emails.
Comment by monniepennie on March 18, 2015 at 1:03pm
Not understanding. My son has been in San Diego since oct.last he not coming back to San deigo
Comment by Irene McClure on March 18, 2015 at 11:54am

Well My Navy Moms of San Diego, Navy bunch station San Diego has departed and relocated to a new station. I wish you and your Sailors the best in life adventure in the Navy Life. HOOYAH Navy Moms!! Sending Navy Mom Hugs <3!!

Comment by Vickie360 on March 6, 2015 at 12:46am

Thank you so much for the tips for phones on ships!!


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