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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USS Mustin

For anyone with a Sailor or Marine aboard the USS Mustin

Members: 27
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2017

Please remember OPSEC!!! Let's keep our Sailors safe.

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Started by Gillian. Last reply by ZsMom Dec 7, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Quiet Mom on August 4, 2016 at 8:43am

Good morning, Everybody.  So our son arrived on the USS Mustin early July.  He is a terrible communicator!  So we aren't surprised that we haven't heard from him since the 27th.  However, if we ever do need to get a message to him, do we go through the Ombudsman?  How often do our sailors get computer time?  Should we fly out there and kick his rear end into gear?  :-) 

Comment by Quiet Mom on March 18, 2016 at 12:03pm

He's an FC. Learning his craft right now in SD.  Glad to know about orientation and help with transition.  How wonderful that you'll get to see your son and a new part of the world!  Exciting! 

Comment by debsproud on March 18, 2016 at 10:56am
Hi Quiet Mom! Yes, he will have some orientation type classes once he arrives. What is your son's rate? He should also get someone assigned to him to help the transition. We are heading over fairly soon. Our son has been there for 2-1/2 years and we haven't seen him the whole time!
Comment by Quiet Mom on March 18, 2016 at 10:27am

Hi Everyone. Son will be joining Mustin soon. What can he and we expect?  Do new sailors get any help with the transition into the fleet? 

Comment by FavePrincess on June 24, 2015 at 5:27pm
The women get military email as well as the men. ;) Remember that Internet is not always available. This means that no matter what email you send messages to, your sailor will not receive it unless the Internet is on. Depending on their job and rank Internet access may be hard to come by. Even in port, please remember that the sailors have to find a place with Internet to use, and they have limited liberty hours (again rank dependent) that they may not care to use in a Starbucks or Internet cafe.
Comment by debsproud on June 23, 2015 at 10:19am
Get used to fb private messages, etc - wifi can be fairly limited in some of the areas they go. We message some on skype too.
Comment by debsproud on June 23, 2015 at 10:18am
Tamra, yes he will have a military email assigned to him, though I've never gotten my son's! He prefers to use it for work purposes. We still email him on his personal email which he checks fairly frequently so he tells us! (Doesn't always respond!)
Comment by Tamara on June 23, 2015 at 9:16am
Do the boys get assigned a military email? I don't know anything about that and would like more info. Communication with my son has been limited to facebook messages and random calls when he can.
Comment by Tamara on June 23, 2015 at 9:12am
Hello! My son is a GSE on the Mustin. He has been stationed in Japan since September 2014. We miss him so idea when he will get to come home. I don't understand how leave works but so far...not liking it!
Comment by Beth89 on September 15, 2013 at 8:29pm

Hi Peggy

My son also is on the Mustin.  Hope you have joined the Mustin facebook page.  That is very informative.  Beth


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