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.



Bethesda Naval Hospital Moms


Bethesda Naval Hospital Moms

A group for family members with a loved one stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Jan 20, 2018

Discussion Forum

Where to live?

Started by joemama. Last reply by NavyWife Aug 28, 2012. 1 Reply

Ft Belvior

Started by hermomi( 11-066). Last reply by NavyWife May 16, 2012. 1 Reply

Son leaving in 2 weeks

Started by nightnurse613. Last reply by Kalena Mar 3, 2011. 3 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Bethesda Naval Hospital Moms to add comments!

Comment by LeAnn ⚖ on January 20, 2018 at 11:54pm

See this group is not very active in posts.  Anyone have someone still assigned to Walter Reed?  My daughter reported in July.

Comment by Amy F. Ship on April 6, 2014 at 4:50pm

My son got to Bethesda on 3/15 and seems to really like it.  We are going to go and visit at end of July and we are very excited:)  Does anyone know of vacation homes you can rent - preferably for a pool for the younger kids.  I did call the Navy Lodge - anyone know how high is the possibility that we would have to move our reservations elsewhere?  Thanks:)

Comment by jaime30024 SHIP 02 DIV 930 on November 4, 2013 at 10:49pm
Keoquilts that is wonderful news!!
Comment by keoquilts-corpsman mom on October 28, 2013 at 5:41pm

my sailor girl is coming home for Turkey Day...yea...haven't seen her since last Christmas!! 

Comment by jaime30024 SHIP 02 DIV 930 on October 12, 2013 at 2:35am

My daughter heads out tomorrow on the cross country drive to Bethesda.

Comment by jaime30024 SHIP 02 DIV 930 on October 10, 2013 at 1:20am

Keoquilts that is great! How is your daughter settling in? My daughter is home on leave and leaves out this weekend to drive out.  Can you tell me what their barracks are like, are they like A school?

Comment by keoquilts-corpsman mom on September 13, 2013 at 6:44pm

My daughter just arrived in Bethesda this last weekend.  Her bf is at Ft. Belvoir.

She checks in this weekend.  Looking forward to the next phase of her career.  She is anxious to start her work...we are anxious to visit the DC area soon. 

Comment by jaime30024 SHIP 02 DIV 930 on September 12, 2013 at 12:57pm

Hi all!  My daughter is graduating Oct 3 and just got her soft orders for Bethesda.  Hoping that some of you can give me some insight on what she can expect when she gets there.  Maybe I can put her in touch with a couple of people too. Thanks and looking forward to getting to know you!

Comment by Nate's Pop on July 27, 2013 at 12:22pm

My son just graduated FMTB East yesterday, and today is at Bethesda for his first base!

Comment by maboltship on June 15, 2013 at 4:03pm

My son just arrived yesterday to Bethesda and will be based there for 2 years.  If anyone has some advise, I would love that!:) 


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