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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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

Tags: sam, houston, fort, apartments, san

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 Queenjailyle on April 5, 2013 at 10:07pm
Snj1959, you must live near me. I am in Great Northwest. :-)
Comment by markswifey on April 5, 2013 at 3:37pm
Thanks snj1959! Inviting u now. :)
Comment by snj1959 on April 5, 2013 at 9:56am
Markswifey... Most of they navy group on here lives in the Northwest part of San Antonio. 151 & potranco, 1604 and culebra inside and outside the loop are both good I think. I live off bandera and Grissom. You can friend me and I will give you my phone number. My son is stationed in Hawaii on a sub.
Comment by markswifey on April 5, 2013 at 7:36am
Good morning everyone! My hubby will be in SA in 2 weeks and i'm planning to move there with my 14-month-old daughter. Anyone know a good/safe community to rent? Thanks in advance!
Comment by Queenjailyle on March 21, 2013 at 3:45pm

Austin's Other Mom, is your sailor training for MA or Hospital corpman. All the answers below are great if your sailor is at Lackland but HC are at FT. Sam

Comment by Austin's Other Mom on March 20, 2013 at 10:54pm
Hi yall, going to visit our sailor Easter weekend. Two questions, do you know of a nondemoninational church in the area? And where would you recommend we get lodging....not wanting to spend a great deal on lodging, would rather spend money having fun.
Comment by jax on March 15, 2013 at 4:39pm

wanted to have an easter basket sent to my son at Lackland AFB but not sure if this was exceptable or not? has anyone had treats delivered by an outside co. to the base?

Comment by jax on March 8, 2013 at 8:26pm

WOW thanks guys great info my son says there is a stray cat on base that most of them feed there food scraps to, he is affectionately named Lt. cute! my son comes from a house of multiple pets so felt right at home with this little rascal running around.

Comment by Queenjailyle on March 7, 2013 at 12:46pm
Jax- I'm almost positive there is a Subway just off base on ValleyHi rd as well. I used to live about 2 miles from that particular gate.
Comment by snj1959 on March 5, 2013 at 10:17pm

Jax...  I am not sure what is on base but off base there is a great hamburger place only in Texas (ok maybe some in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Florida, New Mexico) but my point is, it was born in Texas!  It is called Whataburger.  There are other places close by on Hwy 151 and 410.  Chipolte, The Egg and I, Five Brothers hamburgers, Freebirds, Genghis Grill and lots and lots more.  Then there are the malls.  I am sure they will take care of your son and if you have any questions, let me know and I will try to help out as much as possible.



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