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.



Tampa Bay Area Past, Present, & Future Navy Moms


Tampa Bay  Area Past, Present, & Future Navy Moms

Love to hear from from anyone in the area! We need to support one another & share our experiences

Members: 43
Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2023

Discussion Forum

New to Tampa

Started by Proud mama Aug 23, 2017. 0 Replies

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Comment by d4w on May 16, 2016 at 9:26am
My comment was deleted. :(
Looking for a local support group - my son ships to RTC Jan 2017. We live just north of Tampa. If there is not a local group, I would love to get something going. I'm struggling already, and we have 7 months until he ships. If anyone is interested in meeting to chat, please let me know. I am in New Port Richey. ~ Donna
Comment by Debbie Christian on February 13, 2016 at 12:14pm

A get together sounds wonderful!

Comment by Debbie Christian on February 12, 2016 at 1:50am

I have not checked in with this group in well far too long. Lets hear from all the other Navy mom's out there.

Comment by Mom from St Pete on January 11, 2015 at 1:58pm

Hey everyone hope 2015 is starting out to be a good one for you!  Since it's a new year I thought maybe we could plan a get together again. It's been a long time.....  Just asking. My son has signed up for another 5 years so I have a long road ahead of me. He remarried again so I am happy he is not alone she is with him every step of the way. He is going out on the USS Cape St. George in a month or so not sure of the exact date yet but it will be coming up quick. I am already thinking about it....  Well Happy New Years to all and maybe we can get together soon :)

Comment by Mom from St Pete on May 12, 2014 at 6:12pm

Hi, meeting again for lunch or dinner would be great. I am game for any where Dunedin is fine. I live by St. Pete.

Comment by sharonscar on May 3, 2014 at 3:04pm

Hi navymom2013:

I'm from TPA but would be willing to meet in Dunedin (or elsewhere) for dinner.  I don't know the area, so someone else should choose a meeting place.  Thanks.

Comment by navymom2013 on May 2, 2014 at 11:13am

Hi sharonscar and everyone - I am ready to meet again.  I am going to leave the pick of restaurants up to someone else though.    Well - it was way too expensive and the food was only weird appetizers but it was nice and quiet and we were left alone to talk and converse in private.  I am in Dunedin.  If anyone wants to come here - I know all the restaurants and some of the owners.  If not, let's pick a time and a place - make some suggestions - I can coordinate again if you want.

I have my blue candle ready to put on the table and would love to meet with you all from the Tampa Bay Area.

Comment by sharonscar on May 1, 2014 at 7:42pm

Hi everyone:

Are there any meetings coming up?  I would like to meet everyone.  Thanks!

Comment by Mom from St Pete on January 30, 2014 at 7:35am

Congrats to your son on the drill team. I would like to join you for lunch next time also. I'm in Pinellas Park. Maybe around the 22nd or 23rd Of February.  Hopefully it will be a little bit warmer!

Comment by navymom2013 on January 29, 2014 at 11:15am

hi elijac - I would love to get together in February for lunch - I have a business doing income tax returns and tis the season but you set the time - I will be there.  I love Casa Tina's.


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