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.



SherryETWife's Groups (18)

  • Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends

    1314 members Latest Activity: on Saturday

    For families and friends of Sailors who are stationed at Norfolk; for either Sea Duty or Shore Duty Sailors. Just make sure to keep OPSEC issues…

  • USS Eisenhower- IKE Family

    504 members Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2023

    For families of Sailors on the USS Eisenhower. Let's get to know each other, support each other and share information.

  • USS Enterprise CVN65

    320 members Latest Activity: Jul 12, 2016

    For all who have family aboard and attached to the USS Enterprise.

  • Moms of "A" school Sailors

    960 members Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2022 Our sailors are now in "A" school - let's share!!

  • Alabama Navy Moms

    102 members Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2023

  • Alabama Moms, Grandmoms, Wives, etc.

    11 members Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2023

    Discussions about your sailors, questions, answers, comments, comfort zone and knowledge. Feel free to share your knowledge and experience to…

  • GL A School Moms

    494 members Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2022

    for those with sailors in A school in Great Lakes, IL.

  • AECF - FCs and ETs

    834 members Latest Activity: Feb 14, 2023 For families that have a loved one serving the Navy as an FC or an ET. This is the place to share and learn more about their jobs and…


    402 members Latest Activity: Apr 7, 2021 Who wants to make an Illinois N4M site with me? Calling all Illinois Sailor families.


    858 members Latest Activity: Feb 2 Missing your Husband? Have Questions or just feeling plain lousy without him?? LETS TALK!!

  • "A'"school wives and girlfriends

    60 members Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2018 They are at school and we are stuck at home! Ouestions, concerns, or anything else you would like to talk about!

  • Great Lakes, IL Naval Station

    113 members Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2023 Anyone who has a loved one attending Great Lakes, If anyone has any info on graduation,Breaks or anything thats going on there please let us know! Or…

  • Great Lakes A School Q&A

    2334 members Latest Activity: Feb 1

    The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions…

  • Girlfriends, Fiances,and Wives of Sailors

    3875 members Latest Activity: Feb 3

    Hello my name is Keisha and i am the creator of this group. Thanks for joining and i hope that all the advice this group gives is…

  • New Wives Club

    43 members Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2014 This group is for people who are new and clueless to being a wife at all, much less being a military wife. Male wives are welcome as well.

  • Molly's Adopt A Sailor

    696 members Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2023

    We adopt a group of DEPLOYED U.S. MILITARY each month and together send a flood of letters and packages - how much you do is up to you!…

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