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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Connecticut Navy Moms


Connecticut Navy Moms

Are you a Navy mother (or other) living in Connecticut? Join us!

Location: Connecticut
Members: 55
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2020

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Started by Donna. Last reply by Donna Dec 13, 2013. 18 Replies

                CALLING  NAVY MOMS  TO CT'S HOLIDAY PACKING PARTY                      Date: Saturday November 2, 2013Time: 11:00 - (until we finish packing the last box)Place: National Association…Continue

Dinner Sunday Oct 13 at the Port 5

Started by Donna. Last reply by Donna Sep 25, 2013. 2 Replies

THe Commander from the Port 5 sent me this message. Please message me if your interested in going. Sunday Oct 13 at 4 pm Port 5 will have a ceremony to honor the 238th Birthday of the United States…Continue

My son leaves today, July 29th for GL

Started by pbarb62. Last reply by Donna Jul 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi CT moms, was wondering if anyone had someone leaving today for bootcamp.  We left my son with his recruiter last evening to take him up to MEPS and I have been crying since.  I need to hold it…Continue

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Comment by Valtameri on July 15, 2020 at 6:09pm

Hello, wondering if anyone is still here?

Comment by Valtameri on October 11, 2017 at 12:47am

NukeMommaLB -- Is your daughter at bootcamp now? I was reading back a few comments, and saw that you mentioned her ship date. Hope all is well.

Comment by Valtameri on June 18, 2017 at 6:17pm

Hi Donna, I am glad to hear that things are moving in a good direction for you now!

Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on June 18, 2017 at 5:16pm

Hi Valtameri! I'm glad to hear that uniforms and clothing are going to be delivered to the sailors tomorrow. I really had no idea what we could do about clothing because of not knowing specific sizes.

I'm going to see about getting some donations of personal hygiene items and asking some stores for donations of a variety of sizes of socks, underwear, t-shirts, even a variety of bras and sending some general boxes with the various items.

Hoping that the Moms in southern New England can get some fund-raising events together to send some much needed care (love) packages out in the immediate future.

At this point the Fitzgerald hasn't been "officially" adopted by Molly's Adopt a Sailor. Just a way to get some Mom-love to our sailors who likely could use a BIG hug from home about now...

I'm now living in RI (moved a yr ago from MA). I needed to make some BIG changes to get my life moving forward again. I'm now feeling more and more like myself instead of the sad, grieving woman I was.

Comment by Valtameri on June 18, 2017 at 4:57pm

Hello Donna, thank you for posting that. What a sad thing to happen.

I am wondering though, with the delay in shipping, will the sailors still be in need of those items by the time we can send a box or two? I see on the Fitzgerald's FB page that the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society will be distributing uniforms and civilian clothes to the sailors tomorrow.

Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on June 18, 2017 at 4:48pm

Hi Everyone! I saw a post on Molly's Adopt a Sailor (aka MAS) FB page today. They shared a request from the USS Fitzgerald for their sailors who lost everything.  Any donations of personal hygiene items, clothing, and even uniforms would be most appreciated.

Anyone interested in sending a package or 2 or 3, please send me a private message for more specifics.

Comment by Valtameri on May 20, 2017 at 6:32pm

Welcome dogloverinct!

Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on May 2, 2017 at 8:45am

NukeMamaB - Those are normal feelings. My son left 4 years ago on Oct 7 - his birthday! Nuke is a tough course after boot camp. As long as she does her studying and PT before BC she will be fine!

Comment by NukeMamaLB on May 2, 2017 at 8:19am
My daughter just entered DEP as a Nuke undesignated with a leave date of October 4th. Very nervous, proud and excited all at once.
Comment by Valtameri on May 1, 2017 at 11:34am

HI momto navymat -- I don't think we have anyone leaving that same day. Good luck to him (and you)! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


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