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 Kidd

For Moms, wives, finaces, girlfriends etc. of sailors aboard the USS Kidd (DDG 100)

Location: San Diego, CA
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2020

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Comment by NewMexicoMom on January 13, 2020 at 3:00pm
Hello. I’m unable to attend today. If someone could share pictures, I’d greatly appreciate it.
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on July 8, 2019 at 3:16pm - if no one responds to your post here try sending a message to the group (it will go to their email and maybe someone who isn't on here daily will get the email and respond).

Look in the upper right hand corner and you'll see the "Send Message to Group" link. 

Good luck - I hope you get a response.  (Sometimes it just takes a few posts to get a group going again.)

Comment by Austin's mom on August 19, 2015 at 5:39pm
My son has orders for the Kidd and will be in San Diego soon. His C school starts Sept 21st
Comment by NavyMomKO on January 8, 2014 at 2:11pm

Remember that posting port dates and details about upcoming events can pose a security use your good judgment about what you post here and on other sites.  TY

Comment by mstiny on January 8, 2014 at 2:08pm

My daughter left yesterday on the USS KIDD.  Be safe honey and have fun, but be careful!!!  We (your children and I) will miss you very much!!  I will take good care of them.  Hurry back!!  We love and miss you~


Comment by mrs.sandiegoloner on June 28, 2012 at 5:57pm

Hello fellow KIDD family memebers,

I am new to this site and husband is kinda new to this ship as of february 2012 my husband and i moved out here and it's been a blast learning about san diego. I really love the weather here, better than back home. Anyways, just tryna meet new people, possily make new friends :) hope to hear from some of you :)

Comment by NavyMomKO on February 27, 2012 at 7:34pm
Comment by NavyMomKO on January 19, 2012 at 3:21pm

Remember that posting port dates and many details about upcoming events can pose a security use your good judgment about what you post here and on other sites.  TY

Comment by FC3Platfoot's Wifey on October 4, 2011 at 10:45pm
So my hubby just got on the USS Kidd, actually I'm not sure if he's even on the ship yet! I'm not sure of anything except that my babies and I miss him sooo incredibly much! How long will it take for him to get settled in? When and how soon can I expect to hear from him!
Comment by cekj5 on September 29, 2011 at 12:13am

Hi Martisu, so glad you heard from your son and all is well. Not sure if your son had his bday yet or if it is coming up but happy birthday to your son!! That's great that he got one of your packages. Hopefully the others will arrive soon. My son has not yet received the package I sent but I just mailed another. Hi KJ's Mom!!  Thanks for the info about the packages. I agree, xmas package will need to go out early. Loved seeing the photos on facebook. Looks like they have been busy but glad they got to have a steel beach picnic! Hope all the Kidd families and sailors are doing well. My daughter's bday is tomorrow, 21! Wow, does time go by fast...hopefully for our sailors too :)


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