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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.


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COVID Closures?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elijah622 Apr 13, 2020. 4 Replies

So now what?  Are they quarantined on base? Are they off?  What if all flights are cancelled and they can't get to their base? Whom do they contact for guidance?  Please advise asap.Nervous mom and…Continue

Health Insurance Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by WearsLargeHats Oct 21, 2019. 6 Replies

Hello Wise Ladies!!!My son is a DC in Bahrain for many months already.  I am a teacher and have excellent health insurance.  He's always been on my insurance.  I know that he's now covered under the…Continue

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Elijah622 replied to jtr75's discussion 'COVID Closures?'
"Praying for your son and everyone on the Roosevelt."
Apr 13, 2020
Alicia replied to jtr75's discussion 'COVID Closures?'
"My daughter is on that ship as well! She said she is in a gym. Got tested day before yesterday. Talked to her last night, no results yet."
Apr 2, 2020
Proud Mom replied to jtr75's discussion 'COVID Closures?'
"Hi my Son is on the Theodore Roosevelt . He is a Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer. I spoke to my son last night. He said they are not doing well on that ship. He just wants off that ship. Our children need help, there are 100 more sailors that are…"
Apr 1, 2020
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WearsLargeHats replied to jtr75's discussion 'Health Insurance Question'
"He is covered under TriCare Prime or Prime Remote, which is excellent. Your insurance is useless overseas. This might be helpful:Getting Care While on Active Duty He should plan on getting his routine checkups and such on-base, or as recommended by…"
Oct 21, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to jtr75's discussion 'Health Insurance Question'
"There is really no reason to keep it as a secondary since he has to use his Tricare."
Oct 21, 2019
jtr75 replied to jtr75's discussion 'Health Insurance Question'
"TY for replying!"
Oct 21, 2019
jtr75 replied to jtr75's discussion 'Health Insurance Question'
"Do I keep it as secondary?"
Oct 21, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to jtr75's discussion 'Health Insurance Question'
"And he shouldn't have an issue using his Tricare insurance when he is home visiting."
Oct 21, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to jtr75's discussion 'Health Insurance Question'
"You need to remove him from your insurance as his Navy insurance is his primary.  Even when he's home he on leave he will use his insurance.  It can cause issues if he were to use your insurance."
Oct 21, 2019
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Health Insurance Question

Hello Wise Ladies!!!My son is a DC in Bahrain for many months already.  I am a teacher and have excellent health insurance.  He's always been on my insurance.  I know that he's now covered under the NAVY and VA.  Can I keep him on my policy til 26 years old?  Do I have to take him off?  Is my insurance now secondary?  When he comes home on leave, can he go to our doctor?Please advise and TIA!JSee More
Oct 21, 2019

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At 10:08pm on February 23, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM. PM's are found in the Inbox in the upper left.

At 8:13pm on February 23, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined MN Moms. Did your Sailor change ratings from DC to MN or do you have a second one in the Navy?

At 6:24pm on August 17, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Since your future Sailor has a contract for Damage Controlman (DC), join Damage Control Mom's. You may find others with loved ones with that rating in EngineersYou will also want to join Great Lakes A School Q&A and GL A-school moms. Check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page.

The Rating Information Card for DC can be found at (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.) has info for you.

You will have extra time with your Sailor. Plan to leave late Sunday or on Monday if you are able to do that. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend.

At 4:46pm on August 16, 2018, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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