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.



The New USS Cowpens Crew


The New USS Cowpens Crew

This group was created for the family members and friends of Sailors on the USS Antietam

Members: 10
Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2015

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Comment by Christine Proud Son of ET on April 4, 2015 at 2:04pm

Hello everyone! My son will be joining the Cowpens shortly. Is there an admin for this group?  I was surprised that I didn't have to get approved to join. 

Comment by Vanya on November 26, 2013 at 3:33pm

What is FRG?

Comment by Vanya on November 12, 2013 at 5:54pm

Anyone else have a child in this picture?

Comment by Vanya on November 12, 2013 at 5:16pm

Awesome.  I haven't talked to Jordan in a couple of days so I hadn't heard.  Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Vanya on November 12, 2013 at 5:12pm

What news?

Comment by masonprops on October 27, 2013 at 9:46pm
Just got a call from Chris and we were able to video chat using the Tango....SO happy to finally be able to see him :)
Comment by masonprops on October 26, 2013 at 8:38pm
Hi new to group, my son Chris was able to email but we could not video chat using viber which has worked for us in the past, Mary D what app were you able to use for video chat? Thanks! Kim
Comment by Vanya on October 25, 2013 at 4:52pm

Thank you seayasoon89.

Comment by Vanya on October 25, 2013 at 1:08pm

I got a couple of emails last night and my daughter in law got a phone call. I'm guessing they are finally in port.  I really hope to here from Jordan today.  Hopefully we will all be getting phone calls soon.

Comment by Vanya on October 24, 2013 at 11:24pm

Thank you MaryD.


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