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



Operation "Stand by your man"!


Operation "Stand by your man"!

For any woman waiting for the return of her sailor, be it from boot camp, A school, or a deployment!

Location: Good Old Red White & Blue!
Members: 350
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2015


Discussion Forum

In need of advise

Started by Jasmine<3. Last reply by Jo (Wife of an ET Radioman) Dec 14, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship 11 Division 040 :)

Started by NorfolkNavyWife Nov 28, 2011. 0 Replies

Missing THE phone call

Started by SAwife11. Last reply by frogmansgirl Oct 7, 2011. 2 Replies

Where to start

Started by HoldFast86 (Ship 12 Div 325). Last reply by Mrs Eubank Aug 14, 2011. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


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Comment by LovinMaSR~SHIP 07~DIV 103 <3 on May 10, 2011 at 7:57pm
Standing by my Sailor who is currently in A Scool to become a and my kids are counting down the days till he comes home for memorial day weekend =]
Comment by corpsmanwifeschu on May 5, 2011 at 8:15pm
Standing by my man as he leaves for RTC today!
Comment by SailorsPrincess on April 25, 2011 at 2:46pm
Hang in there Illinibeam!
Comment by Illinibeam13 on April 25, 2011 at 1:26pm

Standing by my sailor who is leaving for deployment soon :/


Comment by Zahi Merz on April 10, 2011 at 2:55pm

YAY I see some of my gals here!!!!  Standing by my Sailor who is in BESS!

Comment by CorpsmansGirl08 (station:GL,IL) on April 9, 2011 at 10:11pm
standing by my SR that is currently in boot camp!
Comment by HisSailor(Ship02/Div928) on April 6, 2011 at 4:06pm
Hey yall! My boyfriend has just been in boot camp for about 2 weeks now. I just got his address on Monday and I'm looking forward to the first letter! I still am very new to all this so I will probably be asking a lot of questions, but if you need ANY words of encouragement, I can defiantly do that!! Thanks for being awesome!
Comment by Jrb426 (Ship 3/Div 152) on March 3, 2011 at 7:39pm

yeah i will try and do that i just keep thinking that this is whats best for the both of us! haha i just didnt know if he was still in boot camp or if he was deployed!

Comment by Jrb426 (Ship 3/Div 152) on March 2, 2011 at 7:57pm
Ashleynicole- Thank you! It is just hard knowing he is not going to be coming home every night anymore ive got school to focus on so I can finish getting my degree so hopefully that will keep me busy while he is away! Where is your boyfriend at now?
Comment by Jrb426 (Ship 3/Div 152) on March 2, 2011 at 3:42pm

Hi everyone! This is my first time on the site and learning about everyhing on here. My boyfriend took off for boot camp today. what helps you guys get through him being gone so long?


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