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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A little about me:
My sailor son is stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. Uss Antietam He has been in a little over a year now.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
It is a lot harder to see your first born off than I expected.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 2:57am on December 31, 2014, lemonelephant said…

If your Username contains your last name, you need to make changes 1, 2, and 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). (If it doesn't, you still need to make change 3.) It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post, so make change 4 as well. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 2:55am on December 31, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Join USS Antietam (Formerly USS Cowpens), Yokosuka, Japan Moms and/or Japan Mom's.What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well.

At 11:10pm on October 23, 2013, BunkerQB said…

Don't worry. You'll get the hang of it. To go to our private San Fran group. Click GROUPS on menu bar, then MY GROUPS (in tiny letters), then click the icon with the Golden Gate Bridge.  Posting a comment - same process. 

At 1:25pm on October 17, 2013, Mom4son said…
Darn. I think I lost my first comment so let's try this again!!
Hi bolinbunch!! Nice to meet you and to know our boys are together. I'm flying southwest into midway. I arrive tues 26th at 435. I heard the boys will hv thanksgiving with us. My son thinks he has Friday too since he leaves for school (aviation machinist) on sat so I'm coming back sat. Southwest doesn't penalize you if u need to change so that's why I chose them. I'm renting a car and staying at the navy lodge for 66.00 a night (no tax and includes continental breakfast). Lodge is one mile from base.
Welcome and look forward to more chats!
At 12:59pm on October 15, 2013, BunkerQB said…

Wow. Mother of 7. I can't even handle 2.


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