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.




San Antonio Moms

For all those Moms either in San Antonio or those with loved ones in "A" school in San Antonio.

Location: San Antonio
Members: 71
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2020

Here are some links that should be of help if you are coming to visit us.

SeaWorld San Antonio

Infomation about the Riverwalk and downtown San Antonio

Discussion Forum

Apartments Close to Fort Sam

Started by Cheyenne. Last reply by Lizzie_Corpsmanwife May 7, 2014. 3 Replies

I've been looking for weeks at apartments online since I'm across the country. I was wondering if any locals could suggest some places! I just wanna be some where safe and the apartment complex has…Continue

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San Antonio

Started by Queenjailyle. Last reply by sil Jun 30, 2012. 3 Replies

I was looking at the diverse group we have collected here and thought it might be nice if those of us from San Antonio shared what we enjoy with those who are sending theirsons & daughters to us.…Continue

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Comment by Sara Ship 07 Div 012 on November 14, 2011 at 6:56pm

My son will be going to A School in San Antonio after his PIR on December 2nd.  Any information that I can pass on to him would be greatly appreciated.

Comment by Queenjailyle on November 11, 2011 at 6:32pm
Masters at arms have their A school in San Antonio also. Their is currently a small group of us working with Admiral Valentin and several others to ensure that our sailors are taken care of. My job is to act as a liason with our Moms on the Navy for Moms site. Hopefully we will start to get some moms of the A school sailors here in our group.
Comment by justinmom on November 9, 2011 at 8:38pm

OK there has to be more Moms in San Antonio then us 4!  What's up?  By the way, I am having 3 Army men/women over to my house for Thanksgiving dinner since the Navy had nothing!  Someone should look into this as we need to support all the sailors in A school!

Comment by Queenjailyle on November 9, 2011 at 3:40pm

I looked into the "Adopt a Sailor" for Lackland AFB as well and they only do Air Force service members.

Comment by justinmom on November 8, 2011 at 6:12pm
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Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio does not have any type of "Adopt a Sailor" for Thanksgiving dinner.  However, the base does have a program for Army service members.  If you are interested, call 210-221-5481 and let them know.  You have to pass a security clearance and then they will give you info on having 2-4 service members join you and your family for Thanksgiving Dinner!
Comment by Queenjailyle on November 7, 2011 at 6:55pm
Very cool. Kris is currenlt in the DEP program. He leaves in April. He will be going to goose greek for the nuke A school after basic
Comment by justinmom on November 7, 2011 at 5:36pm
Queenjailyle...he is an AE, aviation electronians mate.  He is learning how to fix the CH-53 Sea Dragon helicopters. C School starts in Jan 2012 and runs for I think 52 days.
Comment by Queenjailyle on November 7, 2011 at 4:41pm
What is he in C school for?
Comment by justinmom on November 7, 2011 at 3:49pm
Hi!  Just joined group.  My son is in C School in Norfolk, but I live here in San Antonio. 
Comment by Queenjailyle on November 2, 2011 at 1:40pm

We moved here from Maine.  Very different here but we love it.



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