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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Sub Moms Discussions (62)

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Roll Call: Name your sailor's sub!

Submarine moms are special:  --- All of us have boys, "SAILORS!"  --- Who serve on "boats,"  --- With whereabouts unknown, and  --- We only…

Started by Kaye S.

1320 Jan 29, 2021
Reply by jes12joy

Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs

On subs isn’t there a pan/ long drawer area right under their “beds”, similar to what photos show of sleeping areas in boot camp, to store…

Started by Catherine

1 May 19, 2020
Reply by navyvet

Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs

On subs isn’t there a pan/ long drawer area right under their “beds”, similar to what photos show of sleeping areas in boot camp, to store…

Started by Catherine

1 May 18, 2020
Reply by JayDee659

submarine visits to foreign ports

My son is currently in DEP.  He is considering volunteering for subs (as a YN) and he has a question.  He has been researching the types of…

Started by garden gal

12 May 12, 2020
Reply by Catherine

Help! I need sailor is claustrophobic!

My sailor just finished his schooling in Groton in December and graduated at the top of his class. He was fortunate enough to get his wish…

Started by amyf

11 Aug 20, 2018
Reply by nurserenee

Dealing with emergencies

I am sharing my experience so it can help or reassure anyone else should something similar happen. My mother died recently. Her death was u…

Started by WearsLargeHats

4 May 28, 2018
Reply by Madre

Bangor, Washington

My sailor is moving to Bangor next month for “C” school and we are wondering if there are any areas we should avoid when apartment hunting.…

Started by Shea

2 May 24, 2018
Reply by Shea

Submarine Decommissioning

My Sailor's boat will soon be making its last voyage to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Does anyone have any insight as to what the inactiv…

Started by WearsLargeHats

3 Mar 29, 2018
Reply by elizabeth77(USS SAN FRANCISCO)

My son choose to be in submarine now I still pray for him graduate bootcamp

Hi dears, big submarine family I still pray for son pass his tests then continue to go A school Can you all help me ideas because he wrote…

Started by Lotus

6 Aug 2, 2017
Reply by Lotus

General advice fora new sub mom?

Sailor just got his orders, is excited he got assigned to a sub. Was wondering about "comfort" items..... rack packs? Sheets ? Organizers?…

Started by Llmom

4 Jul 9, 2017
Reply by Llmom


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