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.


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coley423 commented on NimNimsWife's group 'San Diego Moms/SOs'
"Smidgee-I just found another page that a few people have recently posted on. Maybe it was the old page you were looking for? San Diego Moms or Sailors in San Diego"
Apr 14, 2021
coley423 commented on NimNimsWife's group 'San Diego Moms/SOs'
"Thank you Smidgee.  I just saw your comment.  My son loves it so far.  He's out for his first long underway right now.  Can't wait to visit!  I went 5 years ago with my husband when he had to go for work. …"
Apr 14, 2021
coley423 commented on NimNimsWife's group 'San Diego Moms/SOs'
"Hi!  It doesn't look like this page is active, but just wanted to check!  My son just got to SD Tuesday."
Apr 1, 2021
Jesmom6 commented on NimNimsWife's group 'San Diego Moms/SOs'
"Alison, my daughter has been there since August, also. She loves it there so much I'm afraid she'll never come back east! Lol She met another sailor in Great Lakes last year and he also is stationed in San Diego and they recently were…"
May 20, 2019

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A little about me:
Hello! My name's Jackie and my hubby is a sailor currently on the USS Nimitz! I'm still fairly new to being a Navy wife and just wanted to find a community of other people to share this experience with! I'm a housewife, mother of two crazy dogs, and I have my own business making cards and other paper crafts. I love it! Can't wait to get to know you!
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
To always communicate. Whether together or apart, be open with your feelings and concerns so that any issues can be resolved before they even start. And make sure to encourage, always!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:15pm on April 18, 2010, Jim's Mermaid said…
I'm setting up a site soon, I'll let you know when it launches.~ Thanks for talking last night! ;)
At 12:07am on April 18, 2010, Jim's Mermaid said…
mission. accomplished. ;)
At 11:10pm on April 17, 2010, Jim's Mermaid said…
can't wait to see the pics!! thanks for supporting photogs!! i am one!
At 9:21pm on April 17, 2010, Jim's Mermaid said…
O Hey! I just realized! Congrats on your husband coming back from deployment! I was in San Diego when it happened and they announced it on the news. Jim was telling me a little about the Nimitz and about how many people are on it. Pretty amazing! Anyway, congrats!! Best wishes! Have fun with your hubby!! That's so exciting!
At 9:04pm on April 17, 2010, Jim's Mermaid said…
actually, i'm doing really good too. just really happy lately. :) happy cleaning.
At 8:56pm on April 17, 2010, Jim's Mermaid said…
hey girl! how are things goin?
At 11:28pm on January 31, 2010, Jim's Mermaid said…
thanks so much NimNim! best wishes to you as well! i'm sure i'll be popping by to say hello once and a while! loves!
At 3:49pm on January 31, 2010, Jim's Mermaid said…
i love etsy! i'm definitely going to check out your stuff!
At 12:21am on January 11, 2010, BunkerQB said…
Since you are from California, do join the local group nearest you and one of the two larger CA groups. The Northern Calif. group has been the most active with members posting comments regularly. You’ll find supportive members from all over Calif. You could join as many groups as your want.
Northern California Navy Moms with 231 members (mostly North Calif)
Central Valley CA Navy Moms with 17 members
Moms of the 209 with 11 members in Manteca, Tracy, Modesto
California Navy Moms with 317 members (mostly in South Calif)
So Cal Moms with 117 members in Southern California
Look for the "+Join ...." and click on the words.
Bea, another CA Navy mom.

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