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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Parents & Grandparents with Sailors stationed in San Diego


Parents & Grandparents with Sailors stationed in San Diego

If you have a son or daughter, or grandson or Grand-daughter stationed in San Diego please join this group.

Location: San Diego, CA
Members: 34
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2020

Discussion Forum

Son going to San Diego. Will be going to Japan on Reagen carrier. What does he do with his car? Will he need an apt there in San Diego?

Started by Nodorg93 Jun 15, 2015. 0 Replies

Son going to San Diego. Will be going to Japan on Reagen carrier. What does he do with his car? Will he need an apt there in San Diego?

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Comment by Patty on January 4, 2020 at 8:42pm

Hey y’all! My son will go to A school in San Diego after BC.

Comment by Derb on January 30, 2019 at 7:18pm

Hi!  My son will be stationed in San Diego beginning late summer.  Just wanted to join the group to help him get ideas what there is to do there, places to live, etc.  

Comment by krisam on January 26, 2019 at 12:02pm

Hello everyone Just wanted to say my hello's.  My son has been in San Diego since 12/27/18.  Thank you for having this site. Since he went to BC in August, I have learned so much and have received such wonderful support. I am proud of him and grateful for the wonderful support I have received.  

Comment by Texas Sailor Mom on January 8, 2019 at 12:18pm

Hello all, my sailor is no longer stationed in San Diego, he is now in Maryland and now I will be leaving this group.  Thank you all for support.

Comment by Kim (Proud Mom of Sailor) on April 5, 2016 at 12:28pm

My son just arrived in San Diego for C school and will be there a short time before going to Japan.  We plan to visit him next month and would like to do a charter fishing trip.  Can anyone suggest a Captain?

Comment by Texas Sailor Mom on June 15, 2015 at 11:00am

Hello all, my son just came back from deployment and is stationed in San Diego, we plan on staying at the navy lodge for a couple of days when we take his truck to him and was told that our sailor would have to check us in and out  before leaving offsite every time.  Can someone give me more details please.  thx

Comment by julee88 on April 16, 2014 at 8:33pm
Navy lodge is nice
Comment by proudmom7 on April 3, 2014 at 10:39pm

Hi, does anybody know a good hotel to stay in when visiting our son in San Diego?  We would like to stay close to the base if that's possible.  Thanks.

Comment by julee88 on March 18, 2014 at 7:44pm


My son just graduated A school in Pensacola, Fl. His rate is AD and will be reporting to San Diego on 3/27. He was assigned the HSM 41 Seahawks. I'm glad he is going to be in California as we live near Santa Barbara, just a couple hours down the freeway to see him.

Comment by Chele ship 12 div 048 on September 22, 2013 at 8:04pm

Hello all. my son just graduated from A school in Pensacola and will be reporting to San Diego Oct 5th. His rate is AWF and will be a member of the VR57 Conquistadors and will be  aircrew men on a C40 airplane. Is there anyone  on here who has a sailor with that same position? I look forward to learning as much as i can about San Diego and our sailors while they are stationed there.


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