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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Southern Moms

Moms from the southern states

Members: 44
Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2021

southern mom's

I thought it would be nice to have a group for southern mom's. I live in Pearl Ms and my son joined the navy on March 11,2008. He is my baby and only son so it has really been a roller coaster ride for me. I hope that we all can stick together and share our good times with each other. thanks for joining and let me know if you have any suggestions for the group. Please Intoduce yourself and where you are from.

PNM, Josh

Discussion Forum

Cupcakes Ahoy!!

Started by SherryETWife Aug 2, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by NiksMomma on December 13, 2016 at 3:37pm

Hey ya'll! I'm from Oneonta Alabama .  My son arrived at RTC last night. He's our middle son...we have 3. I'm going crazy trying to figure everything out ! lol..... 

Comment by Rosemary on March 5, 2014 at 10:50am

Hi Debra, I'm just now seeing the friend request and reply from you. I would love to the AL mother's get together. I'll try to get with you on FB. btw, Sam is stationed in LeMoore, I think it's about 3 hrs from San Diego.

Comment by Rosemary on January 24, 2014 at 10:45am

Hey! I live in Wetumpka, AL, just a few minutes from Montgomery. My son just graduated A school in Pensacola and now he is stationed in CA ! That is way too far, but his Dad and I hope to save up enough for a visit in the next year while he's there. 

Comment by mickeyd on May 27, 2013 at 6:04pm
Hey all. I live in Georgia about 25 miles north of Atlanta. My son went in Oct 2012 and shipped out Feb 2013 to Yokosuka Japan on the USS John S McCain. He is my only child and I miss him so much.
Comment by MamabearK on April 8, 2013 at 2:47pm

Hello, I'm from South Carolina and my oldest son joined the Navy 11/19/12.  He is now stationed in Yokosuka, Japan and has been there for a month.  He will be on the George Washington Nuclear Carrier.  I'm missing him so much!

Comment by tranz4md1 on March 8, 2012 at 12:59pm

hey everyone. i am from alabama. my daughter joined graduated boot camp oct 2011. just dropping in and learning more about this site. hope i can learn lots from u guys. be blessed...

Comment by Juliefrog68 on January 1, 2012 at 8:51pm
Hello. My SR is in his 3rd week of BC. I'm from Mississippi also and can't wait to go to PIR! I am one proud Momma! I am also loving Nav4moms. This seems to be the only place to get any real info.
Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on June 15, 2011 at 12:05am
Since I'm out of school for the summer  (I'm a teacher) I do fold my laundry while watching the updates. So So Sad.
Comment by PNM #2 (Proud NaVy Mom-2nd SR) on February 19, 2011 at 9:25pm
I live in Pascagoula, MS and have a Sailor Recruit.  I thought it would be nice to join the Southern Moms group because that's something everyone would have in common.  My son leaves for BC 03/28/11.
Comment by rosie on January 17, 2011 at 10:10pm
Hey y'all I'm in baton rouge la. My son just went out the first of year for first deployment. Missing him

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