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.



USS California Submarine


USS California Submarine

Moms (or anyone interested) in the submariners from the new USS CALIFORNIA The Precommissioning Unit is almost all together. Now it's our turn to find each other and together support these wonderful sailors.

Members: 14
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2018

Discussion Forum


Started by angier Feb 10, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone,     Are there any upcoming activities or events going on with the sub that I might not know about or things that I may have missed? I have not really been active here in over a month.…Continue


Started by angier Feb 10, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone,     Are there any upcoming activities or events going on with the sub that I might not know about or things that I may have missed? I have not really been active here in over a month.…Continue

USS California

Started by angier Jan 20, 2015. 0 Replies

If you cannot actually be at the commissioning is there any way you can see it online?Continue

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Comment by annemarie on December 22, 2016 at 10:23pm
Thinking about all the sailors my son served with and are still assigned to the California. I wish all of their families Happy Holidays and pray that the remainder of deployment time passes quickly and safely. Aaron completed his commitment and decided to opt for civilian life. He married his sweetheart in October and will begin working in the "real" world right after Christmas.
Comment by pmgcakes on June 9, 2015 at 5:35pm
Comment by annemarie on January 24, 2015 at 10:13pm
They are back!!! More than four hours waiting in the cold rain waiting four our Nuke to get off the boat but, well worth it.
Comment by annemarie on January 24, 2015 at 8:27am
Is anybody here at Groton for the homecoming?
Comment by pmgcakes on January 23, 2015 at 10:09am
Fingers crossed that the weather cooperates.
Comment by angier on January 20, 2015 at 6:30pm


 What is the word from the ombudsman?

Comment by annemarie on January 20, 2015 at 2:42pm

Yea! Finally got the word from the ombudsman.

Comment by Momov8 on January 20, 2015 at 12:27am
Yes, you must be on your son's list.
Comment by angier on January 19, 2015 at 3:02pm

Thank you so much for the information.  I will go and see if I can become a friend. The only way to get the e-mails is if my son has put me on the list?

Comment by Momov8 on January 19, 2015 at 1:49pm
annemarie, check out facebook USSCalifornia Ombudsman. you need to send a friend request and if you are on your son's list, you will become a friend. You will find valuable information there. Also, are you on the email list? There is information via email.

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