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 Gravely

This is a group set up for families and friends of Sailors on the USS Gravely. Please keep in mind that this is a public webpage that anyone with internet access can read, so please do not discuss anything that could be an OPSEC violation.

Location: Norfolk, VA
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2019

Discussion Forum

This group does not have any discussions yet.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of USS Gravely to add comments!

Comment by debtree on January 5, 2019 at 5:18pm

My son is on the Gravely for this deployment.   He was also one of the original crew, proud owner of a plank card.  

Comment by tbone2 on January 5, 2019 at 4:00pm

Just wondering if any active members on here. I thought I would reach out now that Gravely has deployed

Comment by MoCityMom on February 5, 2016 at 12:48am

Hello - I am not sure.  There are not a lot of members.

Comment by Caroline on February 4, 2016 at 9:22pm

Is anyone monitoring this site now?

Comment by MoCityMom on October 27, 2014 at 9:08pm

Knitterjenn - the address I was given has one additional line than what is shown on their website.  Inbox me and I'll send it to you.

Comment by MoCityMom on October 27, 2014 at 8:58pm

Knitterjenn - the Gravely Ombudsman sent me an email about 2 weeks ago stating that the address has changed.  I'll check their website and let you know.

Comment by MoCityMom on October 27, 2014 at 2:17pm

Denise - the message re: USS Gravely's address came from another mom who's daughter is new to the ship.  The Gravely Ombudsman sent me the new address via email.  I inboxed the mom who asked for the information.  If you want it, send me a friend request and I'll send it to you.

Comment by MoCityMom on October 27, 2014 at 11:41am

Good Morning - did anyone else just get a group message re: the USS Gravely's mailing address?  It's strange because I don't see the message here, but I got it in my email.

Comment by MoCityMom on October 14, 2014 at 5:48pm

I just noticed PM Lutton - welcome !

Comment by MoCityMom on October 14, 2014 at 2:15pm

Hi Jeannie welcome to the group.  Regarding deployment, they are not scheduled to go out for awhile because the ship is currently still in maintenance, but deployment is always a possibility.  Their C.O. posts really good updates periodically on the Gravely Facebook page.  You have to request to be a member of that page, search for it as U.S.S. Gravely DDG 107.  Regarding the Christmas holidays, currently there will be two weeks available for leave, the week of Christmas and the week of New Year's.  Have him request soon because the sailors that were already on the ship put theirs in last month.  We visited our daughter last year during Thanksgiving but she had duty on Thanksgiving Day.


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