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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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.


japan mom
  • Female
  • Mount Vernon, IL
  • United States

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how do i get my pir pic from my old navy sie here to a new one without lossing them memories

Started this discussion. Last reply by BunkerQB Oct 27, 2010. 3 Replies

hi my old email changed now i have a new one but all my old pir sons grad pics are on it , can i transfer them and save them to my new site on navy moms was spicysmom now japanmom   (deb)


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Profile Information

A little about me:
our son is in japan and has been thier 5 months now and ive changed our email so signing up again, im 47 and amom of a 20 yr old sailor and also a 10 yr old walking in the footsteps of his brother proudly and ive been happily married to my best friend of 21 yrs ,
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...
our son has always been more mature for his age than others , but the navy showed him to be more than he was strong and has been a growing experince for the whole family we miss him a lot but we know its what hes happy doing, god bless him we support him fully,
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

Japan mom's Blog

hi deb here we.make the change yet

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 8:53pm 0 Comments

Hi been sooo busy w my youngest one terry has a girlfriend now in Japan she sounds sweet were happy for terry hope well get to meet her

hi all been a long time deb here

Posted on September 17, 2011 at 7:53pm 0 Comments

how is everyone , ? terry is still in japan , after an injury hes healed well enough to be on the ship it was an accident , one of those unexpected ones like when you hurt yourself at home type , fumble type. but were happy to get emails again he had no use of a phone while he was seeing a doc where he was hurt at but all is finally better , deb

taxes oh boy

Posted on June 18, 2011 at 1:22pm 4 Comments

our son is having a really hard time finding help ive always taken care of all that he said they dont give much help somehow his w2s are locked in his new email adress cant remember it, wondering for an adress the help him get his copies of w2s again. ???any help please were worried in the u.s. here for our son. hugs deb thanks in advance for any info.

i hope if you didnt get thanksgiving you got christmas with you special sailor

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 2:33pm 0 Comments

we were lucky to share this christmas with ours and we spent all the waking day we could i though all the lack of sleep ends when they are babies and learn to sleep the whole night though lol not ture ladies thats when it all starts , and we love every min if we can be lucky enough to share it with them the good and the bad im i right? hope all are well and remember if you didnt have this holiday u will soon nothing lasts forever., we didnt have last yr when he just joined ,trying to go with… Continue

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