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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Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17) Discussions (86)

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Well this mama is sad and very worried today, My daughter has been in Greatlakes since Feb 28 the she was delayed getting into a division t…

Started by Louisa J

6 Jul 20, 2022
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)


Hi! I was a recruit in SEPS in August, so I'll try and give as much info as possible. Once you get to SEPS, you will go to INDOCS the follo…

Started by gothgirlL

1 Feb 8, 2022
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Son had PIR and is now being sent home.

Hello, My son had his PIR on 12/15/21 and became a Sailor. After graduation he was sent to the temporary hold unit (THU) while they finaliz…

Started by GingerSnap

3 Jan 14, 2022
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Son hurt and coming home

Hi Ship 5 Moms! I'm so glad to have found y'all. My son went to medical with extreme leg pain on week 2 day 1 and, aftet a week of light du…

Started by DuchessAK

2 Aug 30, 2021
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Waiting for my son to come home

My son was sent to ship 5 last week. He had anxiety and wanted to come home. He was told not to sign allowing me access. They told him it w…

Started by Worriednavymama

4 Jan 6, 2021
Reply by MNNavyMom

So dang confused

My son in law was sent to ship 5 a week before graduation because he couldn't pass prone float and "looked depressed". My daughter is recei…

Started by Camgirl15

3 May 26, 2020
Reply by Worriednavymama

Phone card

My brother is currently in Ship 5 waiting to come back home. When I talked to him last he asked me to mail him a phone card because he was…

Started by jvjnavysister

2 Feb 24, 2020
Reply by Linda

Son in Ship 5, called to say coming home!

My son who has been in Dep for 5 months and greatly anticipating shipping out to bootcamp just called to say he is in Ship 5. He told me he…

Started by navyRNmom

2 Aug 17, 2019
Reply by navyRNmom

Son discharged

Hi all, My son shipped out to BC on the 15 of this month. Just received a call from him today saying he is being discharged. He was in grea…

Started by Angela

7 Jul 30, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

My son called that he's coming home???

Hi - my son went to BC on 12/6 and I just got a call from him that he's being sent home. He said it had something to do with legal issues?…

Started by Momof2boys

5 Dec 26, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant


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