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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**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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Yokosuka, Japan Moms


Yokosuka, Japan Moms

This group was started for Moms who have a sailor in Yokosuka, Japan.

Members: 241
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2020

Discussion Forum

Moving Off Base

Started by navysis030495 May 8, 2019. 0 Replies

need advise

Started by Alaska mom. Last reply by me2anavymom May 9, 2017. 2 Replies

Getting orders out of Japan

Started by purplegiraffe69. Last reply by Spokane Sailormom Aug 18, 2015. 2 Replies

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Comment by Haley on February 9, 2019 at 10:12pm

Gmachris i know this is way late but maybe for later yes it would all be fine as long is its winter. Dont send food items in the summer.  The heat and humidity  just ruins anything  May though September.  

Comment by summer_girl on December 31, 2018 at 7:05pm

Happy New Year Beachmomblue and to everyone else in the group!

Comment by Beachmomblue on December 31, 2018 at 12:19pm

Happy New Year everyone

Comment by hootsmom-Ship3 DIV272 on October 26, 2018 at 9:33pm
I never tried sending fudge or homemade candy, sorry
Comment by Gmachris on October 26, 2018 at 7:54pm

Will chocolate fudge and candy make ok, if I use plastic containers in box

Comment by scully_the_skeptic on October 26, 2018 at 10:06am

use the priority mail boxes - for any APO/FPO addresses, you can stuff these bad boys as full as you want and its a flat fee (like $20 for the largest box) and you can use the USPS tape guns.  you will need to complete a customs form but that's not a real biggie.  generally, the USPS staff are very familiar with these and willing to help.  if they're on shore, they'll get them in about 2 weeks.  if at sea, takes a little longer (as hootsmom said) as i believe they only get mail when resupplying.  cards take longer so give that 20 days.  there are a couple of options if you decide to send a birthday cake - the USO and there is another service out there as well (i'm drawing a blank, but I'd google that).  and naturally, when at sea, 

Comment by hootsmom-Ship3 DIV272 on October 26, 2018 at 8:33am
I always had to use a customs form and wait in line at the post office even though her mailing address had a CA zip code, just a heads up
Comment by hootsmom-Ship3 DIV272 on October 26, 2018 at 8:31am
My daughter was stationed on the Reagan. They get packages. Some have taken just 2 weeks and some have taken up to 5 weeks but she always got them. I even sent cookies and she said they arrived fresh, just put a slice of bread in with them.
Comment by barefootie on October 26, 2018 at 7:14am
I’m wondering about packages too. Mine is on a ship now
Comment by Gmachris on October 25, 2018 at 8:18pm

Love to have info on how long it takes for sailor  to get care package from the states. Don't even know how long a letter gets there She have only been there for few weeks. Know she'll been in port for awhile, but if she leaves port do they still get care package. I'm concerned with Christmas! any assistance will help. I am every new at this, She just graduated in August, so this is her first deployment.


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