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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FMF Corpsman moms

A place to talk and share stories and worries about our kids, boyfriends, and others that are FMF corpsman.

Location: worldwide
Members: 93
Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2022

Discussion Forum

Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB)

Started by KaylaRae. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Sep 10, 2016. 4 Replies

Wonderful information by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom…Continue

29 palms base in Cali help?

Started by Tiffany110491. Last reply by Tiffany110491 Mar 22, 2015. 4 Replies

ne I am new to all of this and would like some help please :) so my husband is currently in A school in San antonio and recieved preorders for FMF in 29 palms Cali and I am hoping those orders change…Continue

What it takes to earn the FMF qualification

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by KathyProudCorpsmanmom Mar 9, 2015. 5 Replies

Fleet Marine Force (FMF) is an earned qualification.  Only those sailors who are attached to forward-deployable Marine units are eligible to earn the FMF pin.  The rigorous process takes months and…Continue


Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by DramaSoul Aug 6, 2012. 1 Reply

Here are the Operational Security rules - and the easy Dr. Seuss version to help remember!  :)  It's always good to review the OPSEC guidelines. Homecomings have been postponed and Navy Facebook…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by Froggy on May 12, 2015 at 8:51am

Best Mother's Day Gift ever!!!  My son facetimed me with the news he earned his FMF pin - pinning ceremony was yesterday afternoon.  Pride x infinity!!  So happy for him!  Navajosunshine - you'll be getting the same news before you know it!!!  Good luck to your corpsman!

Comment by Navajosunshine39 on May 11, 2015 at 3:46pm

Hi Tiffany110491 and chunkypr5,

My son graduated from FTMB at Camp Pendleton this past March and is currently on his first deployment (he left last month). Since deployed, he's been working his eligibility of an FMF pin. I'm proud of him and all the hard work he's done and is still doing. 

So did you get to attend your son's April 15 graduation, chunkypr5?  Hope you enjoyed it and took lots of pictures.

Tiffany110491, I've just driven through 29 Palms and the town looks like it has good places to use - restaurants, stores, gas stations, and I'm sure more. But I'm sure during the summer time it is exceptionally hot. Overall I'm sure it will be good, and you'll be right there with your husband :)

Comment by Tiffany110491 on March 19, 2015 at 11:06am
Hello everyone I am new to all of this and would like some help please :) so my husband is currently in A school in San antonio and recieved preorders for FMF in 29 palms Cali and I am hoping those orders change because that location scares me lol has anyone been to that base? If so how is it and what is there to do? Thank you
Comment by chunkypr5 on March 8, 2015 at 4:42pm

hello there, my son is in basic training right now and if all goes well graduate April 15th, he will be becoming a hospital corpsman.

Comment by MrsB on October 16, 2014 at 10:08am
Hello All! My son has graduated FMTB East today!
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on September 10, 2014 at 8:08pm

Welcome sockmonkey!

Comment by GrannyRachel29Palms on May 13, 2014 at 6:01pm

Hi there! I'm new to this group. My corpsman son is at 29 Palms with the 2/7. He has a horrible time receiving mail. We've used his base address, his buddy let him borrow the PO box, and no matter what, it takes 2 months or so for him to have mail in hand. If anything is sent Fedex or UPS and is not routed through the Twentynine Palms town post office first, to get a USPS tracking number/stamp, it is refused by the base post office. Does anyone have any tips? Does anyone know who I should call to file a complaint? He's been there for a year and leaves for the Middle East in August or September. Has anyone any ideas? Thanks!

Rachel in Wisconsin, son at 29

Comment by eurekamom on April 26, 2014 at 4:44pm

Corpsman son home from 2nd trip to that horrible sandy place! He and all the Marines are safe and sound - thank goodness! Soon he's off to Rota, Spain. Anyone with tips or suggestions?

Comment by Bobbo on November 28, 2013 at 1:52am
Had dinner with mine and will see him again Friday. I pray that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessed feast.
Comment by Cathy...Corpmen Roxy's Mom on October 13, 2013 at 2:13pm

Here's the latest email my daughter sent from half way around the world; "I just got pinned!!! :D.. our ENTIRE medical team came for my ceremony plus some Marines came, the room was so full, the formation started to go down the hallway Lol.. but our Gunnery Sgt came and got a lot of


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