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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Japan Moms

For all the Moms(and Dads) with a Sailor in Japan

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Comment by Henry's Mom on February 6, 2024 at 12:30am

T-Lynn - so funny!

Naked Barbies are a thing for years.  When I had my first ones, they were always dressed,swapping clothes etc.  Nowadays the girls seem to take the clothes off but never put them back on.  Maybe it's finger dexterity that is missing? Or something else comes up and it never tops their mind again!  My daughter wasn't into them but was gifted a few.  When her friends would come over - BANG - naked Barbies again.  And after they left, I'd dress them....all good until next time.  We finally gave many away but she still has a new-in-box Russian Barbie [daughter is adopted from Russia] and a New In Box Belle Barbie....

Here in PA - things are ok - no snow right now thank heavens.  My sailor was here from Japan starting 12/21 but went back 1/17.  He shipped himself some stuff but labeled it to vaguely for the post office and it was returned, so I had to repack it and re-send....timing it to see how long deliveries take to his location at Atsugi.  When he came home, he brought some TShirts from the NEX that showed the base logo etc.  Until then, I never knew that Atsugi was part of the 7th Fleet!  Still learning.

Anyway, howdy to all - hope you are all doing well.  

Comment by T-Lynn on February 5, 2024 at 8:45pm

HI All

What's up?

Do we need a roll call?  Ok we do - ROLL CALL Y'all !!

Gossip is needed. Or just saying "Hi". that reminds me - have any of you seen that video on FB of the cat saying Hi - southern style?  I saw that and said my aunt Alice who lives in TN  needs that cat. It even sounded a bit like her.

Anyway - here doing ok. its February. the month that slows down and get the month of March to copy it. Everything slows down. Its like trying to jump start a dead battery.  At the end of March - it will kick in.

I know this will sound like a bad yaya - but I can't wait for day camp to start and send my granddaughter.  I am all Yaya out! she needs little ones her age to play with. And to be honest - I NEDD other Yaya'a my age to play with!  When I start answering my hubby with 5 year old style of talking - I need some grown up talking.  And I have to ask this - do any of you have granddaughters who have Barbie Dolls?  If so - are their dolls all naked?   I am not being silly here - My granddaughter has all her Barbies naked.  WHY? they have clothes.  Its like a nude beach and I can't join in because I don't have that body any more.

Oh that's here.  Come on Pan Moms - Roll Call  hugs

Comment by T-Lynn on January 22, 2024 at 8:09pm


Yes, Winter moved in like a roaring train!  Grandkids loved it.  WE had a snow day, so out the door sledding the down the hill! Our plan was to tire the kids out - haha. The adults took the naps

Then we had to chop the ice off our cars - car-cycles.  Then the street plows came by and we had to dig out the end of the drive way again.  Yup - Winter

take care  Happy New Year

Comment by Blondie on January 16, 2024 at 10:01am

Happy New Year to All.  Hope you had a Blessed Christmas.

Just checking in. Hope this finds you all healthy and warm. Winter has come and stayed. LOL

Comment by T-Lynn on December 28, 2023 at 9:53pm

Oh Kim !!!!!!

What a wonderful time you had celebrating Christmas.  

A Baby !! wonderful - you need to practice spoiling. 

Ok- I say March 17th - 6 pounds and 3 oz. 

I will send back a toast to you too.  And all us Pan moms. 

Doesn't matter what time - day - WE will all feel our friendships.  

Happy new Year hugs

Comment by Kim on December 24, 2023 at 11:18am

Merry Christmas Pan Moms!

We will spend Christmas eve (today) with our middle son who lives close.  His wife's family is visiting.  Christmas will be quiet time, leftovers and football.

We spent last weekend with our youngest in Maryland.  His wife's family are visiting from Mexico for the holidays.  They had a baby shower for her.  She is having a girl in March.

Next week we visit our Navy son and family.  His son's birthday is New Years eve.

Tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. EST (pre-kickoff), I will raise a glass and  toast my Japan Moms.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Best Wishes and great health for all of us.

Go Eagles!

Comment by T-Lynn on December 18, 2023 at 8:08pm

Hi Everyone

Well, her we are - another Christmas. ANd my sailor will not be home. You think I would be use to it - but no.  Still fell that mommy need of her kids to be ALL home for Christmas.  

WE have no snow - just that wonderful wet rain. YOu know that feeling.  It is in the low 20's - wet - and temp dropping.  Right now it feels like 11 degrees. Now that would be ok if there was snow to look at. But no - I have wet mud and green grass. 

Just wanted to wish all a wonderful Christmas.  Hugs

Comment by T-Lynn on November 17, 2023 at 8:50pm

Happy Trails to You blondie.  Have a great visit. 

Here no idea what is happening for Thanksgiving.  Sailor will not be home - to busy at work.  And the grandkids would be happier with McDonalds. Have to say , that would be easy.  

Here I have been having another issue.  somehow I cracked the through a molar root.  totally through.  And it was on a tooth I had root canal on 8 years ago.  the one I had a palm tree cap made for. Well, for a dead tooth - I was in pain.  I had a golf ball size infection in the loser left jaw. Finally this last Monday and oral surgeon took it out. Finally feeling a bit better.   some how turning 68 last February -  I have just fallen apart.  And naturally, my warranty on parts. ran out.  Hope my tush doesn't fall off!  then I will have to figure what new style I want.  Maybe a Sophia Loren or Marilyn Monroe?  what you think girls?  Anyway - knock on wood - still got my old one. 

Need to get along - wish all a Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs

Comment by Blondie on November 16, 2023 at 9:48am

Heading to Texas for Thanksgiving!!  Wishing everyone, safe travels and hopefully visits/calls from their active and veterans.

Happy Thanksgiving, Navy Mom HUGS!

Comment by T-Lynn on November 3, 2023 at 10:13pm

Hope all had a fun Halloween. We did even though it snowed!

that's right first snow of 2023 - Halloween. It did stop some from trick or treating. But we still had nearly 200 that came to the door.  all polite and great costumes.  Grandson didn't want to go out - he helped to hand out candy.  But granddaughter put on her Princess costume and dragged her poor father out into the cold for candy! she is 4 and half.  Oh is she going to be something in her teens.

As for hubby and me - we sat at the door and hand out candy. But we did place a space heater near us.  We were happy and toasty warm.

Otherwise all well here .   hugs


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