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 Elle on August 18, 2011 at 2:31pm
Attention please Never ever use BBG Communications (Luxemburg) while traveling internationally this company is a rip off... more importantly don't use your debit/credit card to pay for it they charge like $50 a minute!! I'm not kidding on top of that they charge you several times even if you made one call. This company is found at airport on pay phones.
Comment by Ladybug<3 on August 17, 2011 at 6:25pm
yes good ideas ladies, thanks! I never thought of a Nex card. you all are right, we will collect that stuff anyway so might as well. :) We wont have much to move right now anyway since we are just starting out and only had a small apartment.
Comment by amberrose on August 17, 2011 at 10:25am

Thank you everyone for your suggestions!  I am leaning towards registering for things that we know we will need, (and for those who don't want to give $ or a giftcard....and want to go the traditional route) and let the family use the good ole' word of mouth trick to suggest cash, giftcards, and most definitely...a NEX card.  :-)  (awesome suggestion...thank you!)

Comment by Jess_0411 on August 16, 2011 at 5:48pm
Its okay Paymaster, my mom said the same thing (:
Comment by Paymaster on August 16, 2011 at 5:45pm

Ladies....Just register for what you really want or need, most stores allow you to list gift cards also on your wish list.


Ok, I am going to be the old mom here and mention that it is really not proper to send a note with you annoucement telling people where you are registered. 


If your guest calls and ask you/your parents/future in laws, it ok for them to tell the caller that you could better use a gift card.


Ok I am off my soap box.

Comment by Jess_0411 on August 16, 2011 at 5:30pm
My advice as a recent bride who PCSed shortly after her wedding: Register for what YOU want! You only get married (ideally) once. Enjoy it! Go to the store, grab that register gun, and register what you want for your new home with your new husband. And besides, even if you don't register for those little knick-knacks, you're going to get them anyways. Why? Because not all of your guests can afford to buy you china, pots and pans, and small appliances. So be prepared. Enjoy your wedding planning and showers, and worry about how you're going to get your stuff to the duty station later. My mom made a trip to our new duty station to drop things off we couldn't fit in the car. So that's always an option as well.
Comment by Anti M on August 16, 2011 at 5:07pm
I know people don't like to ask for or be asked for money, but I would send a note in your announcements/invitations to please send gift cards because you don't know what you will need in the future after your move.  Most family members will understand you can't move a lot of stuff right away.  You can list which stores would be best, and they can send NEX cards directly to your sailor as gifts.
Comment by Ladybug<3 on August 16, 2011 at 4:46pm

so true, amberrose. I hadn't even thought of that! Im glad you brought that up since we are going to do ours sometime this week.

Comment by amberrose on August 15, 2011 at 10:13am

i am!  :-D

my current dilemma is how to approach a registry because every day nick-nacks that couples usually ask for equals another box to ship.

Comment by Ladybug<3 on August 5, 2011 at 6:43pm

so is anyone currently in the process of planning a wedding??

 I have about 3 months left and am getting so excited...and stressed!! lol


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