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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mothers and family members of sailors stationed on USS GERMANTOWN.

Members: 36
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2019

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Comment by CorysNavyMom (Ship 11 Div 243) on November 5, 2013 at 2:46pm
Pjs...the group is USS Germantown Moms on FB. Go find the page and click to request to join. :-)
Comment by ellen0502 on November 5, 2013 at 12:08pm

Hi pjs! Not many post here, but I am here. :)  I think there is a FB page they all are on, but I haven't found it.

my3boys, What are you thinking of doing? My son will be home for the holidays, but I would be happy to help with something.

Comment by pjs- ship 12 div 268 on November 2, 2013 at 11:45am
New to the germantown
Comment by my3boys on November 2, 2013 at 10:13am

would love to do something special for sailors on Germantown...anyone interested in joining forces to send them a special Christmas?

Comment by my3boys on September 11, 2013 at 8:47pm

thanks CorysNavyMom and Ellen...yes he did fly to meet the ship.  Heard from him this morning (our morning :) He is doing well.  Miss him a ton.  I still desire to get together with other moms and get to know those of you that are close to us or even a little farther.  We are from Muskegon

Comment by ellen0502 on August 30, 2013 at 4:57pm

my3boys, Your son must have flown to the ship with my son. I guess there were about ten of them that went.

Comment by CorysNavyMom (Ship 11 Div 243) on August 25, 2013 at 11:32pm
By the way, I'm in Howell, MI.
Comment by CorysNavyMom (Ship 11 Div 243) on August 25, 2013 at 11:30pm son Cory has been on the Germantown for two years now come Sept. 11th. Congrats to your son on this journey. Did you son go in with a rate(job) or undesignated? If you find me on FB I can add you to the page that was created for us there. It's where most of us chat.

Comment by my3boys on August 25, 2013 at 11:11pm

new to this group...been on N4 moms for almost a year.  Our son is now on Germantown for about 2 weeks now. Have not heard from him for a couple weeks...miss him terribly

Comment by battlebuddy on February 25, 2013 at 2:45am

Renee send one of us a friend request on Facebook, and we can add you. :-)


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