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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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  • Saint Simons Island, GA
  • United States

KatK's Friends

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  • SharonBL
  • tesla was right
  • Popeye's Mom
  • BBWinthemoon
  • bubsmom
  • msmom
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  • Karen (KC's mom)
  • jean
  • Sherry James

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A little about me:
Mother of twin boys and married to a great man for 40 years.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
had concerns or fears
The Navy offers opportunities that...
This is his life and he has to live it the way he sees fit. He has wanted to be in the Navy since 6th grade so I have had time to become accustomed to this dream.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 10:30pm on July 27, 2011, SharonBL said…

Hi Kat (?)

Nice to know we have the connection.  I'll be seeing my son tomorrow so i can get caught up and learn more about your son.    You have a great set of photos.  If you are ever in DC, look me up.  Email is  Sharon

At 2:22am on April 5, 2011, Spokane Sailormom said…
I am good about my son being out to sea... Navy has been my life for the past 20 years... as was Air Force before that. Its hard at the same time being mom and wanting to still protect him. He has to walk his own path and will be a better man for it. He know the life as he grew up with it and understands the commitment. I trust him.. he would not be happy any other way. He has been in since June 2008 and went to Japan June 2009. He actually wanted to work on airplanes.. but that did not work out. He thinks Japan is ok.. but is unhappy about how much it costs to live there and do anything. Navy has been good to us.
At 4:00am on March 31, 2011, Spokane Sailormom said…
Got your friend request...glad you let me know you sent it.. I was not paying attention... how long has your son been in the Navy?..
At 11:57am on November 14, 2010, bubsmom said…
Photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
At 11:25am on September 10, 2009, Karen (KC's mom) said…
I changed the RSVP to the following weekend if you can make it then. Jackie needs our support too.

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