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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 West Virginia (Ship Yards)

Welcome ladies, I know alot of us have moved to Virginia for our great 2 years of Dry Dock! .. and i  also know we all live all over Virginia but we need to all come together and get to know each other :) :)

Location: Virginia
Members: 11
Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2021


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Comment by BlancheMarie on March 28, 2016 at 9:14pm

Greetings! My son just finished nuke school in Goose Creek and has been assigned to the USS West Virginia. Looking forward to this next phase of his career.

Comment by Babette-Zack's Mom on September 23, 2014 at 1:02pm

 ermklm1022 My son is on the USS West Virginia Blue in Kings Bay.  He is underway for a while.  It seems to be a good place, he has been there for a while now.  The best part is he is only 5 1/2 hours from home.  

Comment by ermklm1022 on August 13, 2014 at 10:33am

Doesn't seem like a whole lot of action in this group. Just wanted to say hello. My Sailor son will be graduating A-School on Friday then heading to Kings Bay in a few weeks. USS West Virginia (Blue) That is all I know. Cheers!

Comment by Nancy on September 25, 2012 at 10:53pm

Does anyone know the status of the USS West Virginia? I know on dry dock. Just wondering if will be going out to sea later this year.   My son was recently assigned to this ship. Working on his quals. 

Comment by NFVMom on August 11, 2012 at 2:42pm
Bens mom, sorry I don't come on here much. My son is working hard on all the quals as well.
Comment by NFVMom on May 29, 2012 at 11:41pm
Ben's mom, my son just finished nuke school in April and just got to this boat as well. He mentioned one other from his class getting the same orders, I wonder if it was your son?
Comment by Lexa Rae on April 21, 2011 at 6:35pm
MEEEE TOOOOO!!!! So glad we're following eachother to Virginia...then BACK to Kings Bay, Georgia!!! HOOYAH!

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