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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Rosemary S.


South OC Navy Moms

Hi everyone! We've formed a little group here in South OC, CA with the goal  of getting more of us together. Come  join us!

Location: South Orange County, CA
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2020

Upcoming Meet & Greets

Saturday, February 25th - Pot Luck Luncheon, 11am at Bobbie's house in Irvine. Bring something to share for the Pot Luck and enjoy a fun afternoon with other local Navy moms! Please, NO SEAFOOD. Because this event is going to be held in one of our member's home, the address will only be forwarded via private message to those attending. I know we all have busy schedules, but please try and come. There is always wonderful conversation and something to learn from the experiences of fellow Navy moms. Look for the EVENT to the right of your screen and sign up, or you can do so here on the South OC Navy Mom group page below :D

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Comment by DsMom2020 on August 22, 2020 at 6:40am
My son just arrived at BC (quarantine) 8/18/2020. I live in Lake Forest. Is this group still active?
Comment by ocnavymom on October 24, 2013 at 10:33am

Rosemary, I hope you do this again as I would like to participate.  This Sunday my Sailor and I will be with about 800 others at the Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention.  I am pretty proud, he will be a speaker.  Have fun!

Comment by ocnavymom on March 26, 2013 at 11:56am

I am between jobs and have some time, is anyone available for coffee next Tuesday, 10:00, same place as before on El Toro?  Update on my Sailor, he has completed his schooling and is officially a Nuclear Mechanical Operator, he reports for duty on April 15th to the Carl Vinson out of San Diego!  

Comment by rorysmom(Ship13Div244) on January 6, 2013 at 5:29pm
Wow...looks like I'm off a whole year on the calendar! Hope everyone is well!
Comment by rorysmom(Ship13Div244) on January 6, 2013 at 4:43pm

Hi All! For some reason I didn't get the infor on the Dec. 13th get together. I'll have to check my settings...

Comment by mom2e. CTI on August 3, 2012 at 4:50pm
Thank you for letting me join your group. My son left for boot camp yesterday.
Comment by TravsMom on April 3, 2012 at 10:56pm

Hi Rosemary,

Very nice to meet you. My son is in Norfolk on the IKE part of the Airman Crew. What does your love one do? Sorry to see I missed a get together a few months ago hopefully there will be another soon

Comment by TravsMom on April 3, 2012 at 12:34am

Hello South OC Navy Moms...I live in Cypress which is sort of like the center of the southland. Do you mind if I join your group? I know of no one to talk with and share stories of my son's career.

I am proud of him :-)

Comment by jennifer on November 29, 2011 at 5:15pm

Yes, I'll be there on the 13th.  My son in PIR 12/29.... 03/27. 

Comment by rorysmom(Ship13Div244) on November 18, 2011 at 11:39pm
Nancy, so sorry for your loss.
I miss you all but weekdays are so hard to be off work.
Hope to see you all in the future.

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