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.



Weddings **Future Brides**


Weddings **Future Brides**

Wedding bliss doesn't always seem like that if you planning a white wedding with a military man.

Gather Ideas, Planning tips, great website good deals.

*Mother of the Groom or Bride share you stories or experiance

Members: 76
Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2016

Discussion Forum

Big wedding planning

Started by EricakK81. Last reply by EricakK81 Jan 20, 2014. 4 Replies

How do you plan a big wedding ? He is in A school right now but on hold and doesn't know when his class will start. How do u pick a date and plan for the wedding? We r getting married court house…Continue

Catholic Wedding

Started by jmasseca. Last reply by EricakK81 Jan 4, 2014. 4 Replies

Hey Ladies! For anyone that may know anything about the catholic church and getting married in one but not being catholic, I would love to talk to you. I need someone's expertise! My fiance is…Continue

My fiancé was told to postpone the wedding

Started by kikicook12. Last reply by amberrose Feb 2, 2012. 2 Replies

My fiancé and I had originally planned to get married before he finished A school and got his first orders, but recently he's been told from a number of higher ups that a wedding will be too…Continue

info for a church wedding

Started by Ari♥. Last reply by jodybrock Jan 27, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi, I have a question, I hope someone of you have some information about this, Im catolic and we want to get married by the church BUT my fiance doesn´t have the sacrament of confirmation, do you…Continue

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You need to be a member of Weddings **Future Brides** to add comments!

Comment by Anti M on January 18, 2011 at 11:13am

That's the thing about weddings, each one of us needs/wants a different scenario.  You can do what you want, if you can afford it. Want a groom's cake? Have one.  Think favors for every guest is a budget buster? Skip them.  No one but you and your groom have to do anything you don't like.  

I got married in Vegas, in jeans.  Perfect for me.  Never did want the big wedding after having a white dress day with my first husband.  I found the whole wedding day expectations too stressful and far too expensive, and our families are too scattered to get together all at one time.  So we never did have the follow up reception.  I'm fine with that.  If you aren't, then you have to make the effort.

Instead, my true love and I  just spent our money on honeymoons.  Next month is our 24th anniversary, and yes, I have yet another honeymoon planned.  We average two or three a year now that we have time and money.

Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on January 18, 2011 at 9:29am
We're having the real deal white wedding 200-250 guests!  I'm so glad the only thing I have to worry about is him and school. But with the best man (his brother) being a Nuke on a Sub I hope we can get him there. My brother is a Marine stationed in Japan I hope we can get him there too! Oh my gosh at least his parents and my parents talked about the wedding and costs so we're all on the same page. We picked venues last night. So excited now for bridesmaid dresses and some cuties baby tuxedos for my little adorable cousins!
Comment by Kelliannep89 on January 17, 2011 at 9:11pm
my lo wants to have a small courthousee wedding before the big day! I love this idead!!!! iwe'll get married in jeans and a t shirt and then have the big fancy day!
Comment by Sunshinestar8181 on January 17, 2011 at 8:59pm
Whitney-- Thanks for the welcome! I've been with my sailor for 7 years and we've been engaged for 2 years! I know, we're taking it realllllly slow, but it's working for us. We want to have a full blown wedding, but it's just so hard to plan with his deployments. He left for deployment twice in 2010 alone(he's still gone). We're thinking of just doing a court house wedding(or vegas!) when he gets back then plan something after.
Comment by Lilu(ship03 div079) on January 16, 2011 at 11:59pm

I'm in California, we were gonna have the wedding here after A school. but i think that's going to change, we're getting married in Florida before he graduates from his A school so he doesn't get shipped overseas without me and do the real wedding after the A school.

Comment by Paymaster on January 16, 2011 at 9:50pm
SSL....Happy to help were I can.  I always enjoy a good wedding:)
Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on January 16, 2011 at 8:05pm
Paymaster this group will need input givers!!! Thanks for joining!
Comment by Paymaster on January 16, 2011 at 7:26pm
SSL....I have arleady planned and coord several weddings.  Our son was married at the chapel at USNA.
Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on January 16, 2011 at 2:53pm

Welcome Paymaster, Jake's Fiance, Sunshinestar, Lilu, and Jess!!!


Where are you at in the wedding planning or have you already done it!

Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on January 14, 2011 at 12:34pm

Well the he's in NROTC he'll be there no matter what luckily.

We live together there are no secrets any more.. haha. So I will be breaking tradition by taking photos at 12:00, just the two of us at 1:45 for the wedding party and immediate family. 3:00 extended family 4:30 wedding start time. Dinner at 6:30 -7:00 we have have 30 min drive to the golf course.


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