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.



Ministry to the Military at The Lighthouse!

Please pray for us. Yvonne and I have been praying for some time now that the Lord would begin bringing servicemen and women back to our home. And that He would give Yvonne the strength to conduct our ministry on the weekends again. What with COVID-19 and Yvonne's back surgery it's been a long time since we've had young men and women in our home on the weekends.

A few weeks ago we got a text from a sailor who came to our home in 2009 who is coming through the area with his family and wants to stop by to see us! Yea!!

Then a couple of weeks ago a young lady who was part of our ministry (Laura) contacted us about a young sailor stationed at Naval Station Norfolk who she recommended our ministry to his father! We called the sailor and he will be joining us this weekend.

One of our neighbors, a Navy widow (Anita) will be joining us tomorrow night too.

We spent the day cleaning the house today in preparation for tomorrow night. My prayer request is that the Lord would give Yvonne the strength she needs. And that God would give us favor as we minister and open our home again.

We're both excited as we move forward once again.

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Comment by Chipmunk on May 20, 2023 at 2:44pm

John and Yvonne, this is wonderful news!! I will be praying!!

Comment by Glenni on May 20, 2023 at 4:10pm

Praying for God’s strength for Yvonne and that this would be a truly blessed time.

Comment by belovedbyHim on May 21, 2023 at 12:48am

John and Yvonne -- May God bless this ministry!  While it is unlikely that my Sailor will ever get the opportunity to cross your path, I continue to lift you both up in prayer for your health, your witness and that God will use your faithful willingness to serve Him.

Comment by LindaGirl on May 22, 2023 at 7:05pm

Wonderful news, a sign that things are beginning to get back to normal.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on May 22, 2023 at 7:12pm

John and Yvonne - that is wonderful news!


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