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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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.



Security Sailors


Security Sailors

For Moms that have sailors doing security duty, on ship, at the gates etc.

Members: 53
Latest Activity: Jul 11, 2019

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Comment by Sandra (MA Mom) on July 23, 2013 at 1:44pm

Hi Irene,


We (hopefully) plan on visiting the area some time next year.  My son absolutely loves it there.  He said it rains a little more than he's used to, since we're from California, but he's having a great time.

Comment by Irene McClure on July 23, 2013 at 1:18am

Hey Sandra!! I live in Ga. about 4 hrs. from the Ga. base.

Comment by Sandra (MA Mom) on July 22, 2013 at 4:53pm

My son is now at his duty station in Georgia.  Anyone else have a son there?

Comment by janieflorida on March 22, 2013 at 8:05am
Be strong the first few weeks are tough as you don't hear from your sailor. Enjoy the PIR it's awesome
Comment by lemonelephant on March 21, 2013 at 10:01pm

tasha, Join San Antonio MA's; there is a "Break down week by week" discussion that will let you know what happens at NTTC Lackland (San Antonio). You will also want to join MAA Moms. Another group to check out is New MAA Mom's, but it has not been very active. Security Sailors is also not as active and includes loved ones of Sailors from other ratings as well.

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in July to meet others with loved ones leaving that day/week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together. Be sure to check out Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for.... I also suggest you join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and New Members Stop Here and check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there.

Your future Sailor should join to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view. Craig runs that and will steer him to some good links on there.

Comment by Irene McClure on January 15, 2013 at 5:20pm

Hey everyone!!! My Navy Bunch is in San Diego now!!!

Snowmanmom my bunch really liked Tx. for training. They had a group picture made with the dogs and all! It's really cool. My son-n-law just re enlisted another 4 yrs. It is alot of fun being a Navy Family!!!

Comment by janieflorida on January 15, 2013 at 8:45am
Try and go to the graduation ceremony. It is impressive as well
Comment by snowmanmom on January 14, 2013 at 11:12pm

My son will be going to TX for MA Feb 2nd I am looking at the different site, so much information that I am very THANKFUL for.  Truly feel like we are part of the Navy family


Comment by Karen(Nick's Mom) on September 17, 2012 at 6:46pm

My son arrived at his new duty station in Italy.  He is so excited.

Comment by Karen(Nick's Mom) on August 9, 2012 at 4:52pm

Bonnie - Thanks for the info.  Are gone long for these ops?


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