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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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.


Carol Hughes


North Carolina Moms

Location: Northcarolina
Members: 204
Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2019

Discussion Forum

Nov 2018 anyone ?

Started by TSUNAMISMOM Nov 10, 2018. 0 Replies

Wilmington Area

Started by PamperedMom. Last reply by percussionvalentine Jul 17, 2014. 16 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Michelle S on December 8, 2014 at 9:48pm

Thank you!  I look forward to meeting you all soon. 

Comment by Adam'sProudMom on December 8, 2014 at 2:22pm
Welcome, Michelle S! I'm in Archdale, near High Point. As Mary said, there are several of us in the area. We have gotten together for lunch a few times in Greensboro. The Facebook page is called USN Moms of the Carolinas.
Comment by Mary (Chris' mom) on December 8, 2014 at 8:23am

There are several right in your area. There is a facebook page set up for NC Moms as well. Most are there now. Welcome to NC, and GSO is a nice area with a lot to offer.

Comment by Michelle S on December 8, 2014 at 12:43am
I just moved to Greensboro from Dallas. My son is scheduled to graduate on 12/12 and then heading to pensicola. Are there any Navy Moms close by?
Merry Christmas!
Comment by jw'smom on October 15, 2014 at 5:21am

   I think that is perfect.  After PIR we gave our sailor his things, we stayed the wknd; he remained there for A school. Many times they fly them out early the next morning and the familys wait w/them at the airport. I hope you at least will have until Sunday with her.

Comment by logansmom2014 on October 14, 2014 at 9:19am

Lisa-She is going to Dam Neck, VA. I was thinking phone, laptop, chargers and a few of her own underclothes. Is it okay to take this to her in a backpack or is there something more suitable?

I am in NW Charlotte, take I85 to I77 and then I am off Exit 16. Just a couple of miles from Northlake Mall.

Comment by jw'smom on October 13, 2014 at 6:00pm

Hi Kim- The less the better.  Does she know where she will have A school?  They do not have much room and it is a huge hassel to move everything. JW stayed in Great Lakes, I brought him his phone, laptop and that was it really.  They only have a small locker to lock their things in.  It's very narrow; they really can manage without having anything from home.  John still had 2 sea bags and 2 more bags to carry when he moved to VA.  When he came home for Xmas he realized this and left much here as well. Where are you in the Charlotte area? 

Comment by logansmom2014 on October 13, 2014 at 11:52am

Hi Lisa-

Yes I am counting the days until I go to Great Lakes! Do you recall any items they need for their room when they get to A school?


Comment by jw'smom on October 13, 2014 at 5:33am

Hi Kim-

My son just hit his 1 year mark on the 11th (PIR). He is EM (electricians Mate) stationed in Norfolk but currently deployed.  Will you go to Great Lakes?

Comment by logansmom2014 on October 12, 2014 at 9:20pm

Hi Lisa,

Accepted your friend request. Is your sailor daughter, son or husband? How long have they been in?

Logansmom (Kim)


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