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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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.


Pat Klettke

Wisconsin Navy MOMs


Wisconsin Navy MOMs

Moms from Wisconsin who want to share their photos or share their experiences of their son or daughter in the Navy.

Location: Watertown
Members: 123
Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2020

Discussion Forum

Long first night..

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Comment by Bandmom on January 9, 2020 at 11:04am

How are all Wisconsin Moms doing?  If you need to talk or express concerns we are here for you.

Comment by Bandmom on March 12, 2019 at 1:24pm

Hello Wisconsin Moms,  When you pop into this group, please leave a comment or ask a question.  I try to help anyone that I can.

Comment by Bandmom on November 13, 2018 at 8:34am

Hello Moms!!  My son finally got mail yesterday.  The Very first package that we sent arrived.  He was so happy.  We are at least getting e-mails now.  There was another opsec warning on the Facebook page of the ship however, so that may be changing.  I don't get it.  Why can't people keep their mouths shut?

Comment by wisconsinmom on November 12, 2018 at 8:43pm

Glad you heard from him, I know it eases your heart. Once in a while they might get mail quicker. Just depends on how long the mail waits to leave the states on a supply ship. Once the timing was perfect and my son got mail in a little over 2 weeks. Hopefully everyone learned the lesson about loose lips. I found it helped pass the time by planning the next box and picking items up when I was running errands. Sometimes I would write a letter like a diary, just telling what we were doing different days.

Comment by Smoothsailing on November 12, 2018 at 8:20pm

You must be so relieved. Happy for you. 

Comment by Bandmom on November 12, 2018 at 2:38pm

Hello Wisconsin Moms,  How is everyone doing?  For those of you who don't know, my son is currently on his first deployment.  Before they left port there was a security breach (someone posted something on facebook) on one of the ships in the fleet.  Things got changed and the were running silent for quite a while.  They are now able to email from there navy acct.  It is good to get those emails, even though he can't say anything.  At least we know he is o.k.  For future reference, he has been out of port since October 20, and as of Saturday, they had still not gotten any mail.  It takes a long time.  

Comment by Bandmom on October 19, 2018 at 9:28am

Thank you.  If I can just make it through today.  One day at a time.

Comment by Smoothsailing on October 19, 2018 at 8:34am

Take great care of you and yours. Enjoy your time. 

Comment by Bandmom on October 19, 2018 at 7:43am

Just to let you all know that after today I will be off site for awhile.  My husband has decided to take me away for a week.  He arranged for both of us to have time off.  

Comment by Bandmom on October 19, 2018 at 7:36am

Thank you everyone.  I had my last contact with my sailor for a while last night.  He said they will be going silent for 30-60 days.  That is going to drive me crazy.  I don't have to talk to him, but knowing I can't even get a text is very hard.  The worst part is now we are not even sure where they are going.  Someone was blabbing stuff on Facebook, and they have canceled some port visits.  Thanks everyone for the advice.  I will be checking in to the Blue Star Mothers.

Smoothsailing, I do believe that all sailors are assigned to a ship.  They dont all get deployed right away, but  they do have a ship.  That is what the sailors wait for when they are in A School.


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