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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Mary, Proud Mom of Nick's Blog (44)

Great job Navy Moms!

Just a big THANK YOU to Linda and all of the moms that contributed to the Navy Moms Cookbook. I talked with Linda this morning and she has orders for 450 cookbooks!!! The book is currently at the publishers and they will allow us to add to the order until noon Friday. If you have not had a chance to place your order and would still like to do so, just drop… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on September 4, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

An email from our Sailors in Iraq -

In the two months that the Molly Adopt A Sailor program has been underway, many Navy Moms have so generously taken time to drop a card, write a letter or send a care package. Each month we select a different group of sailors to support. Our August Sailors are a Seabee group made up of both male and female sailors that have been stationed in Iraq since May 08.

Today we received this email communication from them and wanted to share it with you

Classification:… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 29, 2008 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

Billy Bob Thornton plays at Great Lakes...

GREAT LAKES (NNS) -- Sailors at Naval Station Great Lakes filled historic Ross Field for an evening concert Aug. 10, by Academy Award-winner actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton and his band the Boxmasters.

The artists performed as part of the Spirit of America Tour, which has entertained military members and their families throughout the country since 2002.

"We enjoy performing with Spirit of America, because we support the troops," said Thornton. "It is an amazing thing… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 14, 2008 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

Life aboard a U.S. Navy Ship...A report from a U.S. Sailor

Diary of a Sea-Going Sailor

Life Aboard a U.S. Navy Ship

From STG1 Patrick Long, for

I am Sonar Technician (Surface) First Class Long. The short version of that is STG1 Long. At the time of the writing of this article, I have 19 years, 6 months, and a scattering of days of U.S. Navy service at the time I write this, and am assigned to USS Porter DDG-78. (For those unfamiliar with the designation, a DDG is a Guided Missile Destroyer).

The simple… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 16, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

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