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

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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 Anzio CG68 Family and Friends


USS  Anzio CG68 Family and Friends

We welcome all families and friends of Sailors on USS Anzio. Let's talk about our sailors and how proud we are of them. Their motto is: "Stand Up and Fight" they are our protectors, let's tell them how much we appreciate what they are doing for us.

Location: Lake Worth, South Florida
Members: 33
Latest Activity: May 11, 2015

Discussion Forum


Started by paybacks398. Last reply by mojo Nov 21, 2011. 1 Reply

I have heard from a lot of the communication on the Navy for Mom's site discussing how cold it is in the sleeping areas on the ships-are they allowed to have blankets from home?  Are they allowed to…Continue

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Comment by geokat on May 11, 2015 at 12:50pm

Was wondering if anyone knows the exact information of when the Anzio is returning

Comment by BubbasMom (Ship 11 Div 118) on December 13, 2013 at 4:30pm

My son has been on the Azio for 2 years...the ship is in a 'repair' stage..My son is an OSS(SW) is a great ship and a great bunch of guys/gals..Good luck to your sailors going there!


Comment by ssbeach on December 13, 2013 at 4:10pm
Thanks, ncmadocent, my son will be happy to hear that.
Comment by ncmadocent on December 13, 2013 at 3:53pm

Yes, it was scheduled for decommissioning, but has been repaired to the point that it is  now scheduled for deployment sometime next year (late?).   Don't remember when for sure and even if I did, I wouldn't say it in such a public forum.   

Comment by ssbeach on December 13, 2013 at 3:07pm
Thanks, ladies! My son is an ET who will graduate A school in Great Lakes right after the stand down. Yesterday they gave the guys their orders verbally and said the paper orders should be there next week. He's still got C school to complete and those orders may or may not be attached as well.
I've heard that this ship is scheduled for decommissioning, which has been delayed and may be cancelled. What's the scoop?
Comment by Willsmom on December 13, 2013 at 2:01pm

Hi ssbeach.  I am a mom of a son on this ship.  He reported there on 11/18/13, so he has not been there very long.  I may not have that many answers either but Welcome Aboard.

Comment by ncmadocent on December 13, 2013 at 1:58pm

I am, ssbeach.  Although I am not a mom, but a mom-in-law.  Don't have a lot of answers to questions, but I know a guy (whose been on the ship for a couple of years almost) who will have the answers. 


Comment by ssbeach on December 13, 2013 at 10:23am
My son got orders yesterday to this ship - is anyone out there?
Comment by deedees473 on February 13, 2012 at 8:42am

Hello, I'm new here, My son has just join the ship this weekend! I didnt know that he would be living on it while it was docked! he told me that the ship will be discommision,what does this mean for him? will he get a new ship? also he is newly married and he is trying to find a place for them. any ideas? he would like to stay close to norfolk because of the driving.  but we here norfolk is not the place to live!

Comment by rareis13 on December 7, 2011 at 1:09am

We are at the LaQuinta, 1387 Military Hwy, Norfolk.  My son lives within 5 miles of this location.  We stayed here in July when we were up visiting other friends and checking on my son's house. 


See y'all on the Pier.


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