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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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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USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60


USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60

Location: Pearl
Members: 43
Latest Activity: Mar 12

Discussion Forum


Started by Melle. Last reply by kjkooz Apr 24, 2013. 1 Reply


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Comment by Jennifer on April 27, 2013 at 8:13am

Hi, I am new to the group.  Just found out that my son will finish his C-school and is being assigned to this ship.  Excited for him, but a little nervous as this will be his first assignment.


Comment by d0shir01 on April 25, 2013 at 8:36am

kjkooz.  No problem.  I agree.  New ones to the site need to be reminded as well as us older ones.  Thanks!!!  I am so glad so many of you will be there to greet our sailors.  My sailor will be flying home for some time with us once they return.  Can't wait...

Comment by Melle on April 24, 2013 at 11:23pm

anybody I can talk private in facebook?

Comment by cheri on April 24, 2013 at 10:29pm
Our phone call can Saturday night at 2:30 am. Lol. Takes a minute for this brain to kick in and think of something to say. He able to talk to my husband and myself and I guess we made sense. I got a nice g- mail in the morning. We're missing the hc but will be there in August .. Staying at the hale koa. we so can't wait.
Comment by kjkooz on April 24, 2013 at 7:20pm

dee I can't wait to see that ship come in! it will be amazing and I know my sailor will be very excited to see our faces!!

Comment by kjkooz on April 24, 2013 at 7:15pm

d0shir01 I knew that you knew the rules - just have noticed a few new names and wanted to give a gentle reminder! Sorry you won't be able to come to Hawaii - but at least you got a chance to go once. This might be our first and last trip there too!

Comment by d0shir01 on April 24, 2013 at 10:31am

Thanks for the reminder.  Yes, I know we can't post dates.  Just wanted to know if anyone heard there was a specific date or not.  I wasn't expecting the date to be posted.  But, I agree, we all have to be careful what is posted.  I just hope they get to come home on time.  I am just sorry that I won't be there to greet my sailor when they finally come home.  Too expensive to fly.  We did go out last June and had a great time with them before they left. 

Comment by kjkooz on April 24, 2013 at 9:58am

Just a reminder to those that are new - remember the OPSEC rules about not posting anything on this site (in regards to sailors name, ship return dates, etc...) We don't want any of our boys/girls to get in trouble. In my experience, private face book messages are better for chatting about anything specific or forming friendships. Sorry, don't mean to preach! ;-) 

Comment by Dee on April 24, 2013 at 9:35am



Comment by d0shir01 on April 24, 2013 at 9:19am

Do we have an exact date yet?  Does anyone know when they are returning? 



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