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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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.




USS Emory S. Land

A group dedicated to those who are deployed on the USS Emory S. Land and a way for families to connect.

Members: 12
Latest Activity: Jun 7, 2020

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Comment by jillybean on June 7, 2020 at 11:19am

My Sailor has just joined the USS Emory S. Land. 

Comment by spanky's mom on September 5, 2013 at 4:26pm
I miss my son sooo much....and your daughter too!!!!
Comment by countrymom on September 5, 2013 at 2:56pm

My daughter has been on the Cable since December.  I have sent several packages when she was in Guam, but I wasn't sure if they would have room for much on the Emory.  I wonder is our kids know each other?  Probably so since they are both HTs.  She works in the Carpentry shop.  Has your son been able to call you since being on the Emory?  Her phones doesn't work outside of Guam :(  We have been emailing though so that is nice.  I can't imagine what it was like for Moms before facebook, email and snapchat!  We LOVE snapchat. Have you tried it?

Comment by Mindy4boys (ship 04 Div 806) on September 5, 2013 at 12:02pm

countrymom, my son is a HT also and was transferred to the Emory a couple months ago, and he likes it too. He said all Frank Cable sailors have to do time on the Emory for a few months, then go back to the Cable. How long has your daughter been in the Navy/with the Cable? He has been with the Cable since October. My son says he doesn't need anything either, claims he can get what he needs there. But we ship stuff anyway. I know he's glad to open the boxes, he said it's like Christmas. We've sent him stuff like dvd's, his favorite candy, beef jerky, food bars, t-shirts, koozies and other small items with our state's team logo, notes from people to stick in the box, newspaper articles. They don't have a lot of room to store stuff. I'm glad someone finally wrote on here, thank you!

Comment by countrymom on September 5, 2013 at 10:32am

Hi, my daughter was just transferred from the Frank Cable to the Emory a few weeks ago.  She is a HT.  She loves the ship so far!  Have your loved ones been on the Emory long?  What are some things you ship them?  My daughter tells me she doesn't need anything but I want to send her something! 


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