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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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.


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Cross Stitching Navy moms


Cross Stitching Navy moms

If you have the gift and love of cross stitch, join here!

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Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2014

Discussion Forum

Navy Designs??

Started by Stitching4JoyNavyMom. Last reply by LLovesmysailor Feb 2, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by LLovesmysailor on January 3, 2010 at 5:22pm
I had a great time over Christmas with my youngest sailor. I even finished a x-stitch of his Dolphins. It was a small project but took a while because is was done on navy blue fabric. We have about 5 inches of snow on the ground, its 15 degrees and we are expecting a storm on Friday. Perfect weather to stay at home and x-stitch.
Comment by LLovesmysailor on June 29, 2009 at 2:36pm
Thanks Barbara, I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
Comment by LLovesmysailor on June 19, 2009 at 2:51pm
Leslie, They have x-stitch magazines at JoAnn's Fabrics & Crafts and at Micheal's. The one I get is called X-Stitch Magazine. Good luck on your hunt. I have some extra patterns if you are interested I'll send them to you. Just contact me on my page.
Comment by LLovesmysailor on June 10, 2009 at 4:32pm
Leslie, I believe the ADM is now retired. I was just wondering if they still remember him at the Academy. Flying is good, being a Nuke is better, but flying is good.LOL
Comment by LLovesmysailor on June 9, 2009 at 4:04pm
BTW, if you talk to your son, ask him if he's ever heard of ADM Kinnard McKee, my husband roomed with his son all those eons ago.
Comment by LLovesmysailor on June 9, 2009 at 4:02pm
Leslie, Alex's sub is stationed out of Groton, Conn. At the moment they are where abouts unknown. That is they are on Deployment. Yes I found the Sub Pin. Years ago I did the Officer's Surface Warfare pin for my husband. He graduated from the Academy in 1976. I can't believe its been so many years, it seems like yesterday. We still go to the occasional Football game because we have friends that live just outside the side gate of the Academy. Has your son decided where he will go after graduation or is he keeeping his options open? My husband went Nuke, so when Alex enlisted he followed his Dad and became a Nuke as well.
Comment by LLovesmysailor on June 8, 2009 at 10:55pm
Hi Leslie, My son just loves having mids on board his sub. They take them through the full sub experience. He especially likes the emergency blow. That's when they surface so fast they shoot up out of the ocean. He tells me that the hang time as they surface causes several seconds of weightlessness. The squids know enough to hang onto something, but they frequently neglect to tell their guest (midshipmen). So you might want to warn your son, even if it spoils the fun. Alex is a Nuke ET, that makes him a reactor operator on a fast attack sub.
Comment by LLovesmysailor on June 8, 2009 at 3:59pm
Hi everyone, I've just joined this group, but I've been doing cross stitch for about 30 years on and off. Years ago I did a surface warfare pin cross stitch and a Naval Academy seal. My son just earned his Dolphins. He's stationed on the USS Miami which is a fast attack submarine. I would like to do his submariners pin. Does anyone have any idea where I could find a pattern?

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