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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USS John C. Stennis

This group is for families with family members aboard the USS John C. Stennis. Please remember not to discuss the ships movements or use last names. No personal information on your family members stationed abord this ship. Thanks

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Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2020

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Comment by Dyon Abbott - Kevin's Mom on August 12, 2013 at 11:56am

Welcome Aboard new members!!!!

Also, want to congratulate all the new Chief selectees!  You have a LOT of hard work and studying before your pinning ceremony in September - wishing each of you SUCCESS!

Comment by Dyon Abbott - Kevin's Mom on May 23, 2013 at 9:03pm

:) No, you didn't if you've kept in touch with your sailor.

Comment by Dyon Abbott - Kevin's Mom on May 23, 2013 at 8:24am

Moored - shift colors!!!

Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on March 26, 2013 at 9:11am

DSMom, you will need to contact your sailor and give them information such as name, car, make, model, date of visit, reason for visit, sponsor, point of contact, Driver's License number, etc. to be on the list for a gate pass for HI, that I know for sure.         

Hi kathyf, :)   

Comment by DavesMom on March 25, 2013 at 1:13am

Hi All,  My son called last Monday after they were back underway again.  The phone connection wasn't the greatest, but who cares, right?  Great to hear his voice.  Congrats to Dsmom's hubby for getting to go on the Tiger Cruise.  How does someone get to qualify to do that?  Just curious.  I plan to be wherever they land when they come back.  If anyone has info I'd love to get a private message.  Hard to make travel plans when you know nothing.  :)  Have a great week! 

Comment by Navymomkathy on March 24, 2013 at 3:38pm

Great news Dsmom!!

Comment by Dsmom (Ship 09, Div 332) on March 24, 2013 at 1:07pm

We got an e-mail this week - looks like Dad is going on the Tiger Cruise!  He's so excited!

We're planning an extended trip - Hawaii, San Diego and Bremerton.  Hopefully we'll have dates soon.  Can't make any reservations yet, but we're sure looking forward to it.

Does anyone know who we should contact on the Hawaii and San Diego bases to find out if we can get on base to meet the ship?  This is our first deployment and we have no idea where to start.

Any advice would be appreciated!

Comment by Navymomkathy on March 22, 2013 at 6:34pm

I meant i hope dsmom's husband gets approved. LOL

Comment by Navymomkathy on March 22, 2013 at 6:29pm

Wow that sounds awesome. Hope your husband gets approved

Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on March 22, 2013 at 2:30pm

A Tiger cruise is where approved family members/friends are actually allowed to sail on the ship with the sailors following their deployment.  The approved Stennis "Tigers" will meet up with the ship in Hawaii, board the ship and then sail 5/6 days back to San Diego.  In California, the tigers will then depart the ship on it's scheduled stop to drop off the planes and air wing sailors.    


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