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 jax on March 5, 2013 at 5:46pm

hey guys my sailor says there is a burger king, arbies, and baskin robbins right on base (Lackland) at his disposal, any other places for gift cards?


Comment by jax on March 5, 2013 at 5:44pm

My son just had his PIR 3/1/13, and is safe at Lakeland air force base for MA training and is loving it!! Thank God, people are being so kind, and he is enjoying himself immensly and for the first time since he left for BC 1/4/13, He feels he made the right decision.  I can officialy breathe now. God Bless Texas!!!

Comment by Queenjailyle on February 28, 2013 at 10:23am
Welcome to our newest members. If you are sending your sailors to us feel free to ask questions about our great city. Fiesta is coming up soon enough and it a lovely time to enjoy the city.
Comment by sallyg on February 27, 2013 at 9:55pm

Hi everyone, my son will be in GL for about a year after graduation, but I am here in San Antonio and would like to get together with you all (when I can get loose from work).

Comment by jax on February 27, 2013 at 5:31pm

Hi, I'm jax my heading to Chicago tomorrow for my sons PIR and then he will be in the beautiful city of San Antonio for MA training

Comment by Austin's Other Mom on February 27, 2013 at 3:56pm
Hi my names Monica our sailor will be heading to A school in San Antonio this weekend. Looking forward to getting to know yall!
Comment by snj1959 on February 21, 2013 at 7:29pm

Hello Ladies,

Our lunch was fun just like the last one.  We added a new mom to the group that meets and hopefully it keeps growing. Our next get together is set for March 16th and then a mom from Dallas is coming for a visit and we are all trying to meet with her on March 20th. for dinner.  I will keep updating the post as I get information and hopefully there will be new moms to meet.

Queenjailyle... My son is a CS on a sub stationed in Hawaii.  He has been in since June 2012.  He has his car and motorcycle with him.  I hope you can meet with us on our next luncheon or dinner.


Comment by Queenjailyle on February 20, 2013 at 3:37pm

Welcome to our new moms!! I have been trying to get some discussions going on this page. So on that note; at what stage in the Navy process is your sailor?


My son is a Nuke currently in school in South Carolina.  He has been there since June 2, 2012. He will probably be there a while longer as he is due to graduate Power school in May and still has prototype to get through.

Comment by Queenjailyle on February 13, 2013 at 3:22pm

Remember everyone, a get together has been set for Saturday. Thank you snj1959 for doing that. Hope everyone is well.


My son got married on January 1. He is adjusting to that and he's dealing with some stress from school.  He's still passing right now but is very worried. Right now in addition to being in school all day he has about 30 hr of manditory study time.I just keep praying and I know that God has a plan in all this.


Comment by Sailor14 on November 23, 2012 at 2:46pm

Our Sailor's PIR was Nov 21 Div 014 Ship 014 and is on his way to San Antonio today.  I hope a few of his ship mates will be joining him or at least keep in contact.

 So very proud of all that he has accomplished in this short time.

  I hope to hear about graduation dates, etc. in the next few weeks.


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