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.




Virginia Moms

Moms of Sailors that are from Virginia

Location: Virginia
Members: 92
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2019

Discussion Forum

Lynchburg, VA

Started by Seabeeseanmom. Last reply by R'sproudmom Oct 11, 2014. 12 Replies

Lynchburg, VA

Started by Seabeeseanmom Jul 23, 2014. 0 Replies


Started by maryanne. Last reply by Quiltlady Apr 13, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by John and Yvonne on November 27, 2017 at 12:05pm


My husband and I open our home on the weekends and invite sailors to come over. We eat together and play board games, watch movies , go to different activities in the area and we would love to invite your son when he gets here. To find out more about us, check our our page on this site. :)

Yvonne and John

Comment by Missingyou on November 16, 2017 at 6:33pm
My son will be coming to Virginia next month. He says he’ll be on a cruiser. Is tha an actual ship and will they go places. He says he will be there for a year. And then he has to stike for his next job. He wants to be a Gunner Mate. It seems like everything is moving fast now. Graduation is next week. Then 10 days in Great Lakes and then home for 5 days. Then he comes to Virginia. Im so excited for him and glad to be apart of this group. I’m open for any and all information. Thanks moms
Comment by LivNLrn on March 4, 2017 at 1:12pm

Hi y'all! I am just sharing locally that DH and I opened an organic juice bar in Chesapeake Va! Please check us out! :)

Comment by Melinda on April 6, 2016 at 11:24pm
Dutchess I'm not that way often but maybe we can meet half way.
Comment by Dutchess on April 6, 2016 at 7:24pm

Nice! Maybe we can hook up some time.

Comment by Melinda on April 5, 2016 at 11:44am
Dutchess I am in Duffield, which is about 2 1/2 hours from you.
Comment by Dutchess on April 5, 2016 at 9:05am

Mary, my daughter is in Portsmouth for her clinicals for C school until she graduates in July. Then on to her first duty station.

Comment by Dutchess on April 5, 2016 at 9:04am

I'm in Christiansburg, Melinda. 

Comment by Melinda on April 4, 2016 at 2:29pm
I'm in southwest Virginia. Where are you located Dutchess?
Comment by MaryNavywife/mom on April 4, 2016 at 2:23pm
I live in Virginia Beach and would love to meet up.

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