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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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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 Dutchess on April 4, 2016 at 1:40pm

I was wondering if there are any moms in Southwest Virginia that would like to meet in a central location at some point. Either as a group or individually. 

Comment by AMOm :-) on January 28, 2016 at 11:42am

My daughter leaves for GL on Feb. 3rd. I am with you Michele (Proud of my son Jordon). I work in Virginia Beach. 

Comment by Harleys best friend on January 26, 2016 at 2:29pm

Hello - I am a new Navy mom.  My son is currently in A school. Are there any moms who live around/close to Richmond?

Comment by Michele (Proud of my son Jordan) on January 5, 2016 at 7:32pm

Hello, my son leaves for bootcamp in Great Lakes on January 27th. I live in Virginia Beach.  Any other mom in my area?

Comment by ChristineK on January 5, 2016 at 12:16pm

Hello Everyone, My sone leaves from Fort Lee for Boot Camp on January 7th. Does anyone else have someone leaving that day? We live in Carrollton, which is very close to the Norfolk Naval Base

Comment by Dutchess on April 15, 2015 at 6:01pm

I am in Christiansburg, Va. Right down the road from you

Comment by Quiltlady on March 29, 2015 at 10:42pm

I live in Roanoke.

Comment by Melinda on March 29, 2015 at 9:30pm
I am.
Comment by Dutchess on March 29, 2015 at 7:30pm

Any Navy Mom's from southwest Va.?

Comment by Mami25xx on September 3, 2014 at 2:38pm

Thanks Seabeeseanmom!  Yes, I am very proud!  She has matured so much!!!


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