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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Submariner Moms

Wanting to collect information on what happens at Naval Submariner School

Members: 76
Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2021

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Comment by connectwithnavy on September 9, 2015 at 10:38pm
My grandson SR will be heading to Groton in late October so I'm requesting early entry into this group. Gotta get up to snuff on all the acronyms and activity. Thanks for considering my request to join.
Comment by tam17730 on September 5, 2015 at 12:01pm

Thanks for that info doubletrouble.  It's interesting that your son on the sub saw more foreign ports than the one on a ship!  I will keep that in mind.  Good luck to your boys!

Comment by doubletrouble on August 31, 2015 at 7:47am
Hi tam17730! I have a son on a fast attack in Groton also. You can email him anytime although you may not hear back from him. When our son deployed last year, we were told they would receive our emails, but would not be able to respond unless in port somewhere. I emailed often, but short emails, that is also how the boat receives info on their mission.
As for the "what to yell family", I would just tell ours that he is deployed & we didn't know where. If they pressed, I would tell them the submarines are called the silent service for a reason. He did call us 3 times during their deployment. It's tough, but he saw 3 different countries during his first deployment! Our other sailor, while deployed last year on a destroyer only ported in one country.
Comment by tam17730 on August 30, 2015 at 3:58pm

Hello, My son was recently deployed on a fast attack sub from Groton.  Can anyone tell me how I will know when I can email him or what I can and cannot say about him to friends and family?

Comment by FlowerPowerNavyMom on August 11, 2014 at 8:02am

Thank you Yvette!  Any tips you can pass along would be most appreciated!

Comment by FlowerPowerNavyMom on August 10, 2014 at 1:26pm

Hi All.

My son left August 5 for boot camp. Still trying to find my way around everywhere. He's going to be a MT.

Hope to "meet" everyone

Comment by cartersmom on April 6, 2014 at 4:14am

My son reports to Pearl Harbor and his first boat since graduating top of his class from A school (MM-aux) next week.  How do I send an 18 year old to Hawaii by himself? How do I send him somewhere that I have never even been?  He is following in his dad's footsteps, the submariner that I married 24 years ago!  Getting anxious...

Comment by Mbwallace on April 8, 2013 at 6:31pm

My son will soon graduate from Great Lakes and is headed to Mississippi for yeoman training and then on to sub school in Groton.  He has not idea yet where he will be stationed. The first few weeks were pretty rough and I can't wait to see him. We are headed up on the 18th.

Comment by HMJ Mom on April 3, 2013 at 5:07am

Henry M. Jackson ( SSBN 730 )

now has a group on Navy for Moms

Click Here to visit the HMJ ( SSBN 730 ) Group on NFM


Comment by missin'mybrowneyedboy on October 12, 2012 at 1:42am

Hi everyone, My son arrived in Bangor, WA in May, directly after completing A school in Groton as a STS. He is assigned to the USS Kentucky, which is scheduled for about 18 more months of overhaul(as I understand it) but just returned today as a rider on the USS Alabama. I did not even know there was a "submariner moms" group until just a few days, have posting on the "sub moms" page for awhile and recognize some names here, too(hi, Rhonda8881 !)


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