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

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




Seabee Moms

For "We Build, We Fight", moms!!

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Latest Activity: Jul 21, 2022

The Ten OPSEC and COMSEC Points:

Don't discuss future destinations or ports of call!
Don't discuss future operations or missions!
Don't discuss dates and times of when we will be in port or conducting exercises!
Don't discuss readiness issues and numbers!
Don't discuss specific training equipment!
Don't discuss people's names and billets in conjunction with operations!
Don't speculate about future operations!
Don't spread rumors about operations!
Don't assume the enemy is not trying to collect information on you so he can kill you, he is!
Be smart, use your head, and always think OPSEC and COMSEC when using email or phone!

Rules of thumb for parents and loved ones:
*If your sailor indicates to you they can't tell you something, believe them. Don't try to coax them into telling.
*If it is published by the navy about where a ship or unit has been (not going), that is when it's okay to share.
*If your sailor is in a high security area, say a nuke or EOD, consider using a nick name for them and you, a seperate email without your name on it, and don't even tell where YOU live. Let them tell you what they want you to tell others or if they are worried about info, always let them know you are on here. That's why they are careful on here about only putting first names on your profile page.
*Be aware, the OPSEC 10 points are about what they can't talk about. Think about what YOU might share as a parent or loved one of a military member that could cause trouble. You also have a responsibilty.
*Be respectful and teach other parents if they don't know and say too much, no need to be disrespectful or mean to them about it. Just guide them and let them know they maybe need to rewrite or delete the post. There isn't a member on here that wants to cause trouble or harm. They just aren't thinking or don't know.

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Ft. Leonard Wood

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Comment by lifesimplified on February 27, 2019 at 3:06pm

Hi everyone,

My SR is still in boot camp right now, but I need some info from you regarding PIR flight booking.  He will be going to A school in Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri as an EO after PIR 4/12.  I want to be able to meet him at the airport to give him his cellphone.  Which airport do these seabees fly out of after PIR? Thanks!

Comment by loulou on February 16, 2019 at 6:07pm

Thanks catsandkoi!  That's what my husband says too. He's done construction all his life and after talking to our son says it is ridiculous if he fails out.  What was wrong with the mudding was because there wasn't time for it to dry before he sanded. But, that's all here nor there. We all know the Navy does what it wants lol Thank you for the prayers!!!

Comment by catsandkoi on February 16, 2019 at 4:51pm

I don't know the answer, loulou, but I'm praying for your guy! I'm going to vote scare tactic. I hope so anyway!

Comment by loulou on February 16, 2019 at 11:35am

Haven't been here in a while but have a question. My BU is in his last 6 school days of A-school.  Called last night and said he may be re-rated or discharged due to failing a lab.  They were on drywall. Part of his lab was called excellent (the hole that he patched after instructor kicked it) lol part of the process I know. But, the mudding and sanding was lacking on the rest of his wall. The time changed and he thought he was going to have another day. Anyway, my question is, would they really kick him out for one lab 6 days before graduation or is this another Navy scare tactic? With the weekend and the holiday on Monday he has to wait until Tuesday to find out. Thought maybe I could ease some of his anxiety over it. 

Comment by belovedbyHim on January 15, 2019 at 5:16pm

Unless we change our minds, yes.

Comment by catsandkoi on January 15, 2019 at 4:28pm

Hahaha, go with the flow. Oh, that's going to be hard to learn! So then do the ultimate orders mean, "Ok this is where you're really really going to be based?" Thanks for your insight. 

Comment by belovedbyHim on January 15, 2019 at 3:55pm

Catsandkoi-- If the Navy KNOWS where they have a need they may place them in their Battalion, pending completion of A School.  That just means he already knows where he is likely to be headed although with the Navy you have to be ready for change at a moments notice.  Deployments are normally on an approximate 18 month rotation but again that is not a hard and fast rule!  They will know at least 6 months out but sometimes they know as soon as they come home from one deployment when they are scheduled to go out next.  Then there are Detachments and temporary projects they may go out and work on in between deployments. 

I find that it is best to learn to relax and just go with the flow. 
When you are caught in a rip current The best thing to do is relax. Swim with the current and then make your way when you are able to do so.  If you try and swim in to shore against a rip current you will become exhausted and may drown, in the same way if you try and understand the workings of the Navy you may suffer the same fate!!

Focus on A school and let the rest come in it's own time.

Comment by catsandkoi on January 15, 2019 at 3:23pm

Question for you, BelovedByHim (or anyone else who might know!) So my son got his orders, and knows his Battalion. His orders include something much later in the year after his A school is done titled "ultimate orders." What does that mean?  Also, do most battalions deploy every year?  And how far ahead of time are sailors notified they will be deploying?  thanks for any insight!

Comment by catsandkoi on January 13, 2019 at 5:34pm

Hi all!  just back from PIR weekend. Wow. So many emotions. My son got his orders, and they included a deployment date. How soon before they leave do they find out where they're going, and are they allowed to tell their family?

Comment by catsandkoi on December 19, 2018 at 9:37pm

Haha, my son was in a big hurry to get out of our town too. I really hope he gets to see some great places and work on some amazing projects. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I hope things improve for your son.


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