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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Weddings **Future Brides**


Weddings **Future Brides**

Wedding bliss doesn't always seem like that if you planning a white wedding with a military man.

Gather Ideas, Planning tips, great website good deals.

*Mother of the Groom or Bride share you stories or experiance

Members: 76
Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2016

Discussion Forum

Big wedding planning

Started by EricakK81. Last reply by EricakK81 Jan 20, 2014. 4 Replies

How do you plan a big wedding ? He is in A school right now but on hold and doesn't know when his class will start. How do u pick a date and plan for the wedding? We r getting married court house…Continue

Catholic Wedding

Started by jmasseca. Last reply by EricakK81 Jan 4, 2014. 4 Replies

Hey Ladies! For anyone that may know anything about the catholic church and getting married in one but not being catholic, I would love to talk to you. I need someone's expertise! My fiance is…Continue

My fiancé was told to postpone the wedding

Started by kikicook12. Last reply by amberrose Feb 2, 2012. 2 Replies

My fiancé and I had originally planned to get married before he finished A school and got his first orders, but recently he's been told from a number of higher ups that a wedding will be too…Continue

info for a church wedding

Started by Ari♥. Last reply by jodybrock Jan 27, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi, I have a question, I hope someone of you have some information about this, Im catolic and we want to get married by the church BUT my fiance doesn´t have the sacrament of confirmation, do you…Continue

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Comment by amberrose on September 21, 2011 at 2:03pm
ald2316 -  If your sailor wants you to be on his orders for his first station, you should get married during A School.  What station is he going to in Florida for A School?
Comment by ald2316 (Ship 3 Div. 336) on September 20, 2011 at 9:03pm
My sailor is in bootcamp right now. Im trying to figure out when the best time for us to get married would be?? he has to go to A-school in florida for 19 weeks and then go to C-school... I need help!!
Comment by NavySweetheart11 on September 6, 2011 at 11:50pm
Thanks so much Paula, that definitely puts my mind at ease!
Comment by Paula on September 5, 2011 at 2:45am
NavySweetheart - He'll just need to update his page two, get you a military ID and get you on DEERs. The paperwork and ID machine were in the same place for my husband. If the machine isn't broke (my luck!) it should only take an afternoon to do the paperwork and get your ID. Don't know about DEERs, I still need to get on that. But I've heard you can call to enroll, so long as you know his Social Security Number and your on his Page Two. BAH, I've heard that takes about 2 pay cycles, so a month-ish. Just make sure you have backups of your marriage certificate for the page two updates.
Comment by NavySweetheart11 on September 5, 2011 at 12:59am
Hey guys, planning on getting married in December. Can anybody give any advice of your particular experience when filling out the paper work that's involved in becoming a spouse in the Navy? What all is involved? What about a military ID? It would be nice to have one as soon as possible so I can get on base, etc. Also, how long does it roughly take to receive bah? Thanks a bunch :)
Comment by Clay'sGirl (Ship 11 Div 115) on August 24, 2011 at 12:44pm
*giftcard shower- oops! lol
Comment by Clay'sGirl (Ship 11 Div 115) on August 24, 2011 at 12:44pm
Hi guys!! I havent posted in here in a long time (I got married June 20th!) But a few helpful tips that worked for me- I saw some of you guys talking about a shower party- I wanted to do one but there were some relatives on my moms side who didnt think gift cards were "gifts" so I did register but I also hand wrote on the invites that giftcards would be welcomed and appreciated since we were moving out of state shortly- and I got SO much in giftcards and cash it was an incredible blessing. Just explain your situation :) ALSO I dont know if this has been touched on before or not (I didnt wanna read every post) but we got married in Texas and after we told them that my hubby was active military they waived both the 72 hr waiting period AND the fee.. Congrats ladies and happy planning!
Comment by abuon18 on August 19, 2011 at 12:20pm
I graduated almost 2 years ago now, a semester early too. I wish I had stayed in a little longer!
Comment by Kac46047 on August 19, 2011 at 11:53am

Emily, thats what my family did for us. We got married at a court house at his A school. When we told everyone they asked what they could send. SInce we knew we would be moving we said we would thankfully accept girft cards. Our family sent checks and giftcards. Really helped us out with things that we needed for teh house

Good luck in college! I just graduated in May...stay as long as you can lol!! I loved college

Comment by Emily-aaronsgirl11 on August 18, 2011 at 11:01pm

Idea: My mom and aunts suggested having a "Card Shower" for my sister-in-law. Her and my brother (also in Navy), eloped and have like nothing for their apartment. So we thought about having a card shower so that instead of buying gifts, she can just get cash and giftcards to go get what she needs once she's back in Washington. :)


P.S. I just joined and want to introduce myself. I'm Emily. I'm 18 and headed to college... well, tomorrow! We plan on a wedding before I graduate, but not moving in together until after I graduate. He's a Nuke finishing up Prototype, and we've been together over 3 years. :) I'm definitely excited I found this group! :)


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