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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.





mothers and family members of sailors stationed on USS GERMANTOWN.

Members: 36
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2019

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Comment by Hawkeye Mom on December 17, 2012 at 4:56pm

I agree!  Merry Christmas to All!

nicksmum I am jamesmum.

Comment by nicksmum on December 17, 2012 at 4:28pm

so nice having my boy home, I just want time to go by slowly... I hope you all have a nice christmas, angela

Comment by Hawkeye Mom on November 26, 2012 at 12:54pm

It would be so nice if we all lived close enough to have breakfast once a month and be able to chat about our sailors.  I heard from James last night and he still does not know what his plans are for the holidays.   The good news is that he is healthy and seems to be able to go with the flow!

Comment by nicksmum on November 25, 2012 at 9:42pm

Here's hoping we all have a wonderful week!! Trying to stay positive

Comment by Hawkeye Mom on November 19, 2012 at 4:32pm

Friday, November 23, will be two years to the day that I dropped my sailor of at MEPS.  He is still trying to get time off during the holidays. I miss him!

Comment by Hawkeye Mom on November 15, 2012 at 1:01pm

I am in the same boat! Even if it is after Christmas I would be happy. I will just have another Christmas.

Comment by nicksmum on November 15, 2012 at 12:52am

i am still waiting to hear if nick is getting home for the holidays, he said they are shortening the leave dates, i just want him home

Comment by nicksmum on August 7, 2012 at 7:46am

welcome ENmom- sorry it has taken so long for to get an answer. my son took his iphone with him and had to send it back. He bought a prepaid phone when he got there and that was a disaster. he ended up buying an iphone over there and that is what he uses. if he wants to get a hold of us he uses the phone on base that is free or he uses skype or facebook and something called oovoo that is like skype. My son has been there a year this month. he didn't want to hassle with the magic jack or vonage but then again he was 19 when he left.

if you have any other questions and you aren't getting an answer quick enough you can always facebook me. angela mccormack beaudry

Comment by ENMomJapan@8-12(Pat) on July 28, 2012 at 12:54pm

Hello Germantown

My son is home right now and leaves to join the ship in two weeks. I have read that  we should get a magic jack or vonage box so he can call us occasionally.  He has an iPhone but he was told it won't work in Japan.  He also has his laptop.  What are the means used to communicate with Sailors on ship and when in port?  HELP????

Comment by Hawkeye Mom on July 11, 2012 at 2:15pm

Battlebuddy are you back yet from Japan?  I was skyping with my sailor the day after July 4th, and he said that he had met another sailor’s mother on the 4th at a cookout.  I was wondering if it could have been you!


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