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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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USS Boise Support Group

Group for gfs, wives, and fiancees with men on or going to be on the USS Boise. Share your concerns, questions, good news, etc.!

Location: Virginia
Members: 10
Latest Activity: Mar 25, 2018

Discussion Forum

Looking for Moms of sailors on the Boise

Started by Beglish. Last reply by Wendy520 Mar 25, 2018. 3 Replies

Hi - I don't see activity in this support group in a long time, and wonder if there are family members of Boise sailors out there?  My son joined and we got to tour the boat recently.  Would love to…Continue

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Comment by Nancy on August 17, 2013 at 7:48pm

Uh Oh… me neither… but I am linked to you so got an email. Hi Florida Mom… welcome to the world of subs. I am also a mom, we will try to answer the questions that we can here… Since I am CA…I am in the dark a lot.

Comment by Hollybear on August 17, 2013 at 5:28pm

Wow, it ha been forever since I have logged in to this page.  Welcome Florida Mom. Don't know who your son is, but he is on a great boat!!

Comment by Nancy on May 14, 2013 at 4:05pm

There is almost nothing that goes on here due to the secrecy of the subs.... Holly was very helpful when my son arrived.

Comment by Cp6312 USS Boise USN 764 on May 14, 2013 at 3:13pm

Does anything go on here??  Or is there a facebook page for the USS Boise??  My son recently got to Norfolk and working on coming aboard.   Any help would be appreciated.

Comment by Nancy on November 8, 2012 at 10:49pm
I always look for a like button on n4m. We need them. I got a couple of texts...
No answer when I called.
Comment by Hollybear on November 8, 2012 at 9:18pm

No problem.  They are home safe and I am so glad.  I am sure you have talked to them by now though. 

Comment by Nancy on November 7, 2012 at 5:37pm

Hi LGS... I am here. I teach school so I can't really check things out until the kids go home. I can message you my phone number. This has been my son's first deployment so I am still learning. There is not much info out there for sub groups because we just don't know much. I know less being in CA as a lot of the info has to be shared in person or hard copy. I know that wives know a lot more than the moms do (I have several friends from Boot Camp days whose kids went subs). Let me know if you have any questions and I can try to answer them. You are closer to Norfolk than me, so you can go to meetings and drop off boxes in the drop box. Check your messages and I will give you my cell number.

Comment by Hollybear on November 7, 2012 at 5:11pm

Well, he would not put you on his page 2.  That is where his dependents are listed.  In the future he should add you to the ombudsman contact list.  That is something he fills out and gives to the ombudsman and it gives her permission to talk to you about things.  And keep you in the loop as far as information ( as much as she can).  Do you know when the deployment ends?  It has been released to the news so I could tell you ( still in a message because it makes me feel better) and not break opsec.  Also, Nancy USS Boise is a fantastic lady and she can probably give good advices as well.  I know beinga  spouse is quite different than being the parent.  She can probably understand where you are coming from in ways I just can't.  If you need anything you can message me.

Comment by Hollybear on November 7, 2012 at 12:53pm

I am still around.

Comment by Nancy on November 13, 2011 at 1:58am

First boat. He just got out of Groton in October. Says he is not hot racking (actual term?) right now. I know NOTHING :-) so any information is helpful. Where do you get the fleet sheets? I will order some right away. I really appreciate the info.


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