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

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.




So Cal Moms

So Cal moms, wives, girlfriends

Members: 157
Latest Activity: May 25, 2022

Discussion Forum

Second So Cal Meet and Greet...

Started by Karen (KC's mom). Last reply by KatK Oct 2, 2014. 72 Replies

south orange county moms meet!!!

Started by BBWinthemoon. Last reply by Rosemary S. Mar 21, 2011. 13 Replies

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Comment by Deanna on September 25, 2019 at 11:43pm

Andy’sMom Hello :)

Comment by Andy'sMom on September 22, 2019 at 3:01pm

Welcome aboard! I'm in Redondo!

Comment by Deanna on September 19, 2019 at 11:14pm

B’sNukeMom⚓️MMN- Hello! Nice to meet you. I’m in Orange Co :D

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on September 19, 2019 at 11:46am

Welcome Mom of a sailor (Deanna)!  The groups not real active but some of us still check in.  I'm in Riverside ;-D

Comment by Deanna on September 18, 2019 at 8:16pm

Hi there. My daughter just graduated boot camp 9/6 and is now at her A school. What an adventure! Here to meet other moms and share this new life.

Comment by NavyMomJeg on July 24, 2019 at 4:31pm

It's an adventure for sure, my son's been in the Navy 8 years now, I can hardly believe it. I remember when he was in RTC though. I found this website to be a lot of help and I hope you do too. Feel fee to reach out as often and you want to.

Comment by WestCoastMom SHIP 14, DIV 180 on July 24, 2019 at 2:51pm

@ShellyMarie, welcome and I know that feeling of your first son to leave home. My son left at 18 years old and will be 25 this year and I don't worry as much anymore--only when his ship goes underway. It does help when he's at least in the same state--only 2 hours away. Best wishes to you and your son.

Comment by ShellyMarie on July 24, 2019 at 11:54am

I'm just starting out this adventure.  My son has only been in RTC for 3 weeks.   He's my first child to leave home.

Comment by ShellyMarie on July 24, 2019 at 11:42am

Congrats Andy'sMom, That's exciting!  :) and congrats to you and B'sNukeMom for the upcoming weddings!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on July 24, 2019 at 11:13am

Andy'sMom - BZ to your Sailor!  And congrats to you too on the wedding - Sedona is beautiful!


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