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.





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Comment by Berit on July 12, 2017 at 4:33pm

HI.  We moved up here from Houston, TX last year, and would love to connect with the Navy moms here in Greenville, SC

Comment by StarChild (Ship9 Div007) on February 25, 2017 at 10:47pm
Thank you Miz Mel for the prayers. I am grateful.
Comment by StarChild (Ship9 Div007) on February 25, 2017 at 10:46pm
My son has been on hold since he left for boot camp. He had a hole in his ear but after being examined several times, the hole has healed and he is being pushed back into training. Our prayers have been answered.
Comment by Miz Mel on January 9, 2017 at 9:09am

Prayers for you StarChild. Your post reminded me of this site. In the busyness of life I had completely forgotten about it. Prayers for all of our military today and everyday.

Comment by StarChild (Ship9 Div007) on January 8, 2017 at 9:50pm
Hello everyone. I hope all is well with everyone. Just wanted to stop by to say that my sailor is now a recruiter in Louisiana and is married with 2 children. 3yr old boy and 7 month old girl.
My oldest son leaves for boot camp tomorrow Jan 9, 2017. I am starting to go through the roller coaster ride all over again. Pray for me. Ha!
Comment by Rsano on February 15, 2016 at 9:57am
Comment by sheryl Navy 2 on October 31, 2014 at 11:38pm
For any moms interested I have just posted the November adoption with Molly's Adopt a Sailor .

If you have any surplus candy it's a great way to get it out of the house and to deployed servicemen and women .
The addy can be found in MAS we ship love .being part of an adoption and packing party is a great way of getting together with other moms,wives and girlfriends to send some love :)
Comment by Tamme on August 14, 2014 at 2:02pm

Please go on Facebook to Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. and hit “Like” for my son (first entry since I can't put a name on here).  Thanks!  (  He is an EM on the USS Stennis.

Comment by jacketfan24 (corpsman mom) on July 12, 2014 at 3:52pm

Greer, SC (Greenville/Spartanburg)

Comment by Sue(Daniel's Mom) on June 28, 2014 at 4:15pm

Donna, I understand exactly how you feel and so does every Mom on here, but your daughter will be just fine.She will call you when she arrives at Boot Camp and then you might not here from her for a couple of weeks because she will be very busy. But then you'll get a letter and then a phone call. You'll feel so much better. Make sure you join Boot Camp Moms. My son joined the Navy 4 years ago at age 24 and was still living at home.  When he left for Boot Camp we were so worried, but he made it and grew up so much. He is stationed in Norfolk, married and has a 9 month old daughter. He is currently deployed and we are looking forward to him coming home in October. So that's my story.  Oh, by the way if possible make sure you go to PIR (Pass In Review).  You will receive all the information from your daughter about her Boot Camp graduation. It is well worth the trip.  My prayers for you and your daughter.  God Bless.


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