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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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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Gloria P.
  • 58, Female
  • Hopewell Junction, NY
  • United States

Gloria P.'s Friends

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  • neerod1
  • joy@n4m
  • CJsubMom-son AJ-USS Jimmy Carter
  • missin'mybrowneyedboy
  • ElizabethC
  • son loves 4 wheeling
  • timsmom submariner
  • Kylie
  • siscarrie
  • Nesper LaKay Reddick
  • Rhonda8881
  • Pat (MP)
  • Mark
  • jean

Gloria P.'s Groups


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JuliaGoolia commented on Gloria P.'s group 'SECF - ET & FT & STS'
"Hello...anyone... I'm looking for more information on class/school processes. I've read the information on this site and it's been great, but I'm stuck after BESS. My Son completed BESS and is doing TCNO but won't share any…"
Oct 22, 2021
Kitchengirl commented on Gloria P.'s group 'SECF - ET & FT & STS'
"Hi Everyone, I am new to this group & to the Navy.  My son is in his 3rd week of BC.  When graduated his field will be SECF.  That is about all I know right now.  Thank you for the add!!"
Sep 17, 2019

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I am married to a wonderful man. My son is now an E5 in SECF ET/COMM. We are so proud of all he's done so far. I work has an dialysis technician and enjoy my job.
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Was proud and encouraged it
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Everyday is a new experience.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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When going on leave?

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 4:46pm 4 Comments

My question is when our sailors put in for leave to come home do they get any kind of military discount or do they have to pay the full price of the plane ticket. Some of of sailors are halfway around the world and it does cost a pretty penny if you know what I mean. Also are they able to catch a military flight on those big cargo planes. Hope someone can answer this question. Thanks again.

A School Graduation

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:52pm 1 Comment

Seeing our son graduating from A school was wonderful. He looked so happy. His father and I are so proud of him. We surprised him with a Navy ring we had made special for him. What a big smile we received from him. We stayed the weekend at Groton had dinner at Mystic and went to Mystic Seaport and Aquarium. It was wonderful being with him. Next stop for him is Pearl Harbor, Hi. First 2 weeks home . I know he will be missed but happy he got the station he wanted to go to. This means a trip to… Continue

Fleet Week

Posted on May 21, 2009 at 9:28pm 1 Comment

Fleet Week is here and my boy will be home for 4 days can't wait to see him tomorrow.


Posted on March 28, 2009 at 11:32pm 0 Comments

My son is home for 11 days. We are so happy. I've never been so proud of him. I just wish he was able to stay longer.

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At 9:12am on April 24, 2010, Lindsay (Jesse's Girl) said…
thanks for the welcome! my fiance' just left for BESS in Groton, and he will be trained for SECF's only been a week since he left and I'm already struggling, lol. Hopefully i can find some support on here!
At 12:01pm on April 22, 2010, siscarrie said…
Thank you!!
At 8:26am on April 21, 2010, siscarrie said…
Thank you for the welcome, i wanted to find some groups i could join. My son graduated boot camp March 5th, he is in Groton and started his classes this week. His rate is ST. I am very proud of him, but i sure miss him very much. I may have some questions later,if you don't mind.
At 11:19pm on March 23, 2010, Rhonda8881 said…
The sky diving pics are awesome! The upside down ones really messed with my head! Glad he is having fun.
At 1:18pm on February 25, 2010, Clarissa 6/915 said…
Thanks so much :) i wish the best of luck to yours my sailor will be an FT
At 9:12pm on February 23, 2010, navycat said…
Joined SECF on Sunday! Thanks for mentioning it!
At 10:22pm on February 16, 2010, hlwolter said…
Thank you so much
At 11:51pm on January 26, 2010, Kylie said…
thanks so much! im enjoying the site, ive learned so much new info already
At 6:51pm on November 3, 2009, jean said…
My son is a Sonar Tech out in Hawai'i
with the USS Charlotte
Lots of training
At 4:40pm on October 29, 2009, Nesper LaKay Reddick said…
Thank you. You have a really nice page. I really like the music. I will be visiting your page often.

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