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


Kaye S.
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Mom of a 15-yr active Nuke Submariner. He was commissioned as an officer July 1, 2021.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it
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Be a sanctuary. Calling Mom should be comforting. Always try to be upbeat, supportive, and on his side... he has many pressures and really needs a cheerleader, not a coach.
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has been positive and maturing.

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At 11:51am on February 18, 2021, Vixen@44 said…
How do I change my name? I don't want my full name on here... ?
At 5:01pm on April 17, 2020, Mama4dog said…

Hi Kaye. I was looking at your useful pages in this group and discovered the link wasn't working to the pdf explaining how to email your sailor deployed on a fast attack sub. Any chance you can repost it? Many thanks!! -mama4dog (mom of MMN based in sandiego)


At 1:39pm on December 16, 2016, carols_kitchen said…

Long time, no chat. How are things going with you? We had our Bubblehead for 72 hours. He was here to photograph a friend's wedding. It was so nice to have dinner with he and his wife. Just chatting about nothing. Miss that the most. 

At 6:15pm on October 26, 2008, Pat said…
Andrew graduated on 14 march MM...his group lined up to the far left of the diaz...he lived up on Bridgetown Rd...was in a car accident with his Nissan at the mall south of base, bought a used green Mustang. Was into rifles and spent a lot of his down time at the shooting range north of base. Andrew is a history buff, but his roommate called him a brain because he could do the ET and EM work as well as the MM. To answer your question he was assigned to the USS Oklahoma City out of Norfolk, but he was temp assigned to a second sub in dry dock in NH, while his was out to sea (the Navy took some officers that needed their sea legs b4 Andrew and two others that were assigned out of GC)...and now the Oklahoma is in dry Andrew will spend his first two years in the Navy on shore duty.

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