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.



ABOUT US was created for the mothers (and loved ones) of those who are currently serving or considering serving in the U.S. Navy. The site gives members a place to discuss issues with others who share common concerns. Here, content is member-driven.  Moms share with fellow moms their questions and concerns, and those with experience provide answers and support. The ultimate goal is to provide an environment of education, understanding, comfort, friendship and belonging for all involved.

On, there’s truly something for everyone. Our members have formed hundreds of groups. Just do a search, and you’re sure to find one with parents who share your interests, including your Sailors' occupational specialty, ship and homeport or duty station; attending deployments and homecomings; how to pack and send care packages; and members who live nearby whom you may get to know at the meet-and-greet events organized by our members - perhaps by you!  See Events at the top of the page.  

As a member, you can be one of the many who contribute to hundreds of discussion forums – educating others, lending advice, and sharing stories of our Sailors' experiences, travels, successes and accomplishments. And please…feel free to display the pride you have for your Sailor by posting pictures and videos of them (see these guidelines for security issues) – from graduations, deployments and homecomings to other memorable moments! is sponsored and managed by the United States Navy and Navy Recruiting Command and maintained by The Navy Partnership.  

  • The site was produced for the U.S. Navy by the Campbell Ewald agency and launched on March 1, 2008.
  • administrators moderate the site and review content.
  • The site operates via the Ning online community building platform. 

Awards for our site include

  • Best Military Website of 2008 by the Web Marketing Association as part of its annual WebAward competition 
  • People’s Choice Award – 3rd Place: Adweek Buzz Awards for New England pilot program
  • 2009 Silver Effie Award – For effectiveness in the category of Government, Institutional & Recruitment
  • 2009 DMA International ECHO Award Finalist for Business & Consumer Services
  • Best Social Strategy of the Year
  • 2010 Target Award
  • 2010 Optimas Award

Members must read these Community Guidelines before posting. Operations Security (OPSEC) is of paramount importance for the safety of our Sailors and must always be observed on this site.

For further information, please visit the following sections of

To become a member, just click on the “Sign Up” button on the top left corner of the main page.  Welcome aboard - we're glad you're here!  Damage Controlman 3rd Class Dana Cox, a firefighter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), embraces her mother, Diana Russell, from Lancaster, Penn. Their unexpected reunion was arranged as part of a military appreciation event sponsored by, a website for mothers of Navy Sailors and mothers who have questions about Navy life.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erica R. Gardner 9NOV2008/Released)


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