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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USS Hopper & Hawaii Sailors


USS Hopper & Hawaii Sailors

For families and friends of sailors aboard the USS Hopper or stationed in Hawaii

Members: 49
Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2018

Discussion Forum

USS Hopper Ship 003 Division 001

Started by purchasst Oct 29, 2015. 0 Replies

Holiday Care Package for Hawaii Sailor

Started by CaroleW (Dylan's Mom) S:11 D:275. Last reply by tatamus Sep 27, 2015. 1 Reply

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Comment by gosybil on August 29, 2018 at 9:14am

I just found out my son is on the USS Hopper for boot camp.  He left August 14th and I still have not heard from him other than the call when he arrived.   

Comment by Andrea on October 8, 2017 at 10:26pm

Son will be heading to the USS Hopper this spring. Any Mom have advice

Comment by myboyCadel on September 30, 2015 at 2:18pm

my son got his orders to be headed to the USS Hawaii after he graduates his Sonar school in Groton October 29th ....  would love any insight to the the Sub world and so forth...I am excited for my son since his first pick was to be stationed in hawaii after school....  exciting for him to be moving on with his navy Life!

Comment by ChristinaMarie (Ship 14/Div 298) on July 10, 2014 at 11:12pm

I haven't been on here in a while, but my son just made it out to Hawaii finally.  He finished school in San Diego and arrived in Hawaii on the 4th of July.  He is doing well and enjoying it so far... I hope everyone is doing well!  Welcome Proud Navy Dad - where is your son right now?  Donna, I am actually not on FB so this is all I have for now.  Hoping to get a Hawaii trip planned for next summer!  Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Comment by ProudNavyDad on June 25, 2014 at 1:06am

Our son just got orders to join the USS Hopper in Hawaii on July 23.

Comment by Hawaii Mom on March 9, 2014 at 12:28am
Hi! Can you send me info on the FB page? I accidentally deleted the email.
Comment by ChristinaMarie (Ship 14/Div 298) on February 20, 2014 at 1:10am

Hi Donna, thank you!  I am not sure of all the details, he just told me he would be at Pearl Harbor and on the USS Hopper.  He will be a GM.  What questions should I ask him?  I want to understand as much as I can about what he is doing... He is very happy about going to Hawaii and that is what matters!  He is definitely done with the crazy winter in GL and so ready to be out of there.  I am already trying to figure out a way to get myself to Hawaii also so let me know if you get any good info about a trip out there!  :)

Comment by ChristinaMarie (Ship 14/Div 298) on February 11, 2014 at 12:03pm
I just found out that my son will be stationed in Hawaii. He is currently in GL for A-school and will go to San Diego for 4 months for more school before he gets to Hawaii. I have mixed feelings about it all and I'm sure you never get used to all of it! Just not sure what to expect now and hoping to find some support here!
Comment by marlenem on December 7, 2013 at 6:25pm

Are there public Pearl Harbor ceremonies today in HI?

Comment by Mary-Ryan's Mom on November 24, 2013 at 10:35am
Hi! I talked to my son from the ship yesterday by phone. He said their supply ship had been hit by lightning & had to return to port. This will delay their mail & packages. I'm sure this is not going over well; but hopefully it won't be too much of a delay for the holidays. Thought you all would want to know. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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