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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AECF - FCs and ETs

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 schools. For subs - look for the SECF group.

Members: 834
Latest Activity: Feb 14

Discussion Forum

Anybody out there?

Started by Jules. Last reply by Bandmom Aug 24, 2021. 2 Replies

Current A school at GL for AECF?

Started by BessLynn423. Last reply by ANOsMom Nov 11, 2019. 1 Reply

Anyone graduating A school on 10/26/18

Started by Dena4. Last reply by Anti M Oct 9, 2018. 2 Replies

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Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 11, 2008 at 1:48pm
Happy Mother's Day to all of my fellow FC moms! Nick has duty today but did manage to call. He is in the two week basic seamanship class from 3 pm to midnight and then will be heading to the electronics class which I think is 10 weeks long if memory serves me right. It is a long road to FC land and we are just at the beginning! Wishing everyone a fabulous day!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 9, 2008 at 8:29am
Hi all, Nick gets to put the paint brush down!! He called yesterday and was starting the next round of classes at 3 pm. He didn't have alot of details yet but he was reporting in at 3 to do paperwork and this class is supposed to last two weeks.
Comment by CCR on May 6, 2008 at 12:32am
Not here, but would be interested to know more roommates. Thanks you all for all your well wishes. Since we have had many family and friends in the Navy - everyone advised him in BC to shut up and listen, pay attention, and don't volunteer for anything. While he's been on hold, he said he volunteered to work at the Thrift Shop. He's done plenty of community service, so I hope it helped him pass the time.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 5, 2008 at 10:50pm
Hi all, got a phone call from our son tonight. He is on hold waiting for the next classes to begin so he got to paint a building today.

He told us his building is typically all FCs students but there are some other rates there right now. His roommates are Evans and Lanier - do these Sailors belong to anyone here?
Comment by CCR on May 3, 2008 at 4:52pm
Kelly, could you check on San Diego. My brother went to San Diego and then Rhode Island, was in reserves for 30 odd years. But the couple that met in the Navy that are our close friends told us last night that Clinton sold that base among many others when he was President. Were they misinformed? Something to the effect he sold it to the Army.?. I don't always have my facts straight...
Comment by CCR on May 3, 2008 at 4:38pm
Crazy like a fox!!!
Kelly, his PIR was 4/18. He says he'll be in GL for another 6 months.
They finished and graduated from in doc (sp?) and he's been cleaning over and over something or some ship that doesn't need to be cleaned waiting for the seammanship class everyone has to take. Then I guess he goes to A school. I thought C school was next and was to be in GL, but I read the post below, could be in Virginia or San Diego.? I don't think they've told him that.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 1, 2008 at 4:48pm
Great information Kelly, pretty much in line with what my husband and some of his FC buddies have told me but it's been a "few" years since they were in! I've been curious where the C schools are - my husband was in N. CA at Mare Island but they closed that base, didn't realize their was one down in S. Cal. He also went to the one in VA. We are expecting about two years of schooling (give or take) before he reports to his first ship.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on April 30, 2008 at 1:10pm
Hi ladies - here's a tidbit that your sailor probably don't even know yet. When they actually become FCs and are assigned to a ship, there division is always called the ...Fox Division.

I'm sure you knew that you were raising a Fox!!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on April 29, 2008 at 2:08pm
FC will be a good future for him CCR!
I posted a photo of their rating on my page - now I just need to figure out how to get it on this page!!
Comment by CCR on April 29, 2008 at 1:30pm
OK I just spoke to my son 5 minutes ago. He called! He said they graduate NDOC and he is definitely going to be a FC. We didn't know if it would be electronisc or FC, but he knows now.

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