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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USS Bataan LHD-5

Group for family members of Sailors who are on the USS Bataan (LHD-5)

Members: 144
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2019

I decided to start this group to see who else may have a Sailor on this ship; or heading to this ship.

Granted, we may be a bit limited to what we can discuss openly online, but if nothing else, may be a good way to connect and network off-line as well.

Make sure to not disclose advance ship movements or other OPSEC issues.

My son is an FC2 on this ship.

Discussion Forum

Possible Deployment, USS Bataan 2014

Started by GoNavy. Last reply by Yasminie5 Dec 20, 2014. 17 Replies

Bataan Ombudsman and FRG Contact

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Comment by kaymamak on July 17, 2009 at 11:05am
they will fly him to the ship.......that happened to my son about 2 years ago
Comment by kaymamak on June 30, 2009 at 12:19pm
you are welcome Milly, there are some helpful links and you should join the family site also. My son is an IT2 and will help your son set up his e-mail
Comment by kaymamak on June 30, 2009 at 9:56am
Comment by kaymamak on June 23, 2009 at 6:28pm
My son is an IT is that similar?
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 3, 2008 at 1:55pm
NNS081103-05. Bataan Sailors Achieving a Culture of Fitness
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 20, 2008 at 5:25pm
Hi all, if Catherine the administrator has not connected with you as of yet - she will over the next few days.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 19, 2008 at 12:09pm
Yvette - I wonder if anyone's son is a ...fountain of information?!!! I know ours always plays it close to the hip.

Did you send an email to Catherine, the NavyforMoms adminstrator? She was trying to reach all the Bataan moms last week.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 16, 2008 at 11:35am
Hey USS Bataan moms - Catherine, the site administrator is looking to find you. She has posted a photo of your ship on the main page and left this message...

Hello! Is your kid and/or loved on the USS Bataan? If so- please get in touch with me. I'm looking for you! :) We have a possible opportunity that I think you might be interested in. Looking forward to talking to you!
Sincerely, CC
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 8, 2008 at 7:50pm
NNS080808-16. Bataan Chaplain Keeps Sailors Mentally and Physically Healthy

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class(SW/AW) Pedro A. Rodríguez, USS Bataan Public Affairs

USS BATAAN, At Sea (NNS) -- The command chaplain aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), began an aerobics and yoga program July 21 to help Sailors stay in shape and reduce stress.

Cmdr. Brenda F. Bradleydavila, Bataan chaplain, began the classes with a focus on Sailors' mental and physical readiness.

"We were looking at creating a program to help the crew to stay healthy," said Bradleydavila. "Something that was fun and motivational at the same time."

With the Physical Fitness Assessment rapidly approaching the program is very timely.

"It's a fun and energetic alternative from the regular Navy physical training," said Storekeeper 2nd Class Omolade E. Jones. "With the music and the participation, it motivates everyone to come out."

Along with the aerobics session, Bradleydavila started a yoga session conducted by Lt. Cmdr. Mike E. Johnston, Bataan's helicopter direction control officer, to help Sailors relax after their daily duties.

"Yoga increases your balance and strength using your own body weight," said Johnston. "It helps to control different conditions like high cholesterol."

Bataan is the fifth ship of the Navy's Wasp-class ships. She was commissioned Sept. 20, 1997, and is the second U.S. Navy warship to bear the name. CVL-29 was an Independence-class small aircraft carrier that was commissioned in November 1943. After serving in both World War II and the Korean conflict, CVL-29 was decommissioned in 1954.

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