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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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What's an Ombudsman and FRG and how to contact them


What's an Ombudsman and FRG and how to contact them

So what are an Ombudsman and a Family Readiness Group, and how do I find mine? Scroll down and read. The websites offered in this group at the official Navy FFSC info and much more. FInding out the Ombudsman info is just one of many things Navy families need to know. Read on!

Location: Navy Wide
Members: 150
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2018

Discussion Forum

How to locate your sailor's Ombudsman and your Family Readiness Group (FRG)

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom May 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Find your Fleet and Family Support Center

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom May 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Contact Your Ombudsman

Started by deeS. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Jun 6, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on July 22, 2013 at 3:08am

Shared by an Ombudsman, this is a great article.  Though it's geared towards spouses, it serves as a good reminder that homecoming is the beginning of a period of adjustment for everybody.   Five things no one told me about homecoming

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on May 23, 2013 at 6:59pm

That's ok!  Please do avail yourself of all the help that your recruiting office can provide, that's what they're for and can answer tons of questions you'll likely have now and during the next few months too.

Comment by LadyShai85 on May 23, 2013 at 6:53pm

Ohh oops wrong group then...for now lol. Thank you Marcy :))

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on May 23, 2013 at 6:48pm

At this point your best resource for getting answers is your husband's recruiting office, and they should be happy to help you; have your questions prepared and stop by their office.  You won't have access to an Ombudsman until your husband is assigned to a command after bootcamp.  An Ombudsman is a volunteer who is appointed by the commanding officer to serve as an information link between the command and Navy families.  Once at a command, you'll have all kinds of great family resources through the Fleet and Family Support Center program; this will give you an idea:

Once you know where he's headed, Google Fleet and Family Support Center plus the command to find yours, and find the Ombudsman for his command by going to this link.

Comment by LadyShai85 on May 23, 2013 at 6:32pm

Hi my husband is away in boot camp. I would like to know when I get the dd form to get my military ID and also how do I know when I have benefits. Also, how do I get info for the ombudsmen? I am kind of lost and I am not sure if I need to be doing anything or not. Any help would be appreciated.

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on February 3, 2013 at 6:58pm

Martha S, try messaging the Fleet and Family Support Center on FB, hopefully they can send you in the right direction.  You could also try your Regional Legal Service Office -  

Comment by 2catsn2sailors on February 2, 2013 at 2:28am

Thanks Marcy. I printed it off and will inform the management office. 

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on January 30, 2013 at 6:52pm

Check your state's Landlord-Tenant Act for their military clause.  Looks like you're in Washington, so it would be this:  You likely will have to provide your landlord a copy of your son's written orders to his first duty station once he completes boot camp and becomes full-fledged active military (that may be part of the hang-up, that he's only in BC).  The good news is that boot camp is only eight weeks long and you'll have those orders soon :)

Comment by 2catsn2sailors on January 28, 2013 at 11:33pm

When my son turned 18, the apartment complex insisted that he had to be added to the lease. Of course, they charge for W/S/G based on the number of people in the apartment. Now they are dragging their feet to remove him from the lease, even after I put it in writing that he was in Navy Boot Camp.  Any suggestions?

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on October 17, 2012 at 10:21pm

A Sailor's Mom, you're so right!  Adding my thanks to all the wonderful Ombudsmen we have :)


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