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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



If you're considering joining the Navy, you may be wondering what life would be like on a ship. In this video see how life on a Navy ship could be your home away from home.

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Comment by MySONJUANITO on October 3, 2017 at 5:58am
Hello my son I said on ship 14. Can I send him letters ?
Comment by ReneeHum on March 14, 2017 at 8:59pm

Hi my son will be leaving this fall for his first time out on a ship, what do I need to know & what can we send him?

Comment by Momof2NavyFemales on September 18, 2015 at 12:10am

I have not been on this website for awhile. My oldest daughter joined the Navy about two years ago. She is doing well in her chosen career and absolutely loves it. Now her baby sister is somewhat following in her footsteps. But Big sister is stationed in the USA. Little sister will eventually be stationed on an Aircraft Carrier is what we were told. Right now she is still in high school, and things could change, but this worried Navy Mom is wondering what life is like on a ship or Aircraft carrier because I know it will be different from being on land. Thanks for any information.

Comment by Sandy's_sailor son on December 27, 2014 at 10:04pm
When Sailors are deployed the only contact is through email. Your Sailor needs to email you first. This clears you to be able to send emails there after. Sometimes Sailors can call home using the ships phone.
Comment by Hershey<3s4 on June 3, 2014 at 10:46am

Hi, my son's ship USS George Washington left Japan last May 23, 2014. Is there a way that we can check on them? I haven't heard from him since then. When can he contact us again? Thanks

Comment by Hershey<3s4 on April 23, 2014 at 11:51am

Hello, i don't have any idea about it too.  My son is going to board USS Washington, Yokosuka in Japan next week.  Fresh from booth camp & A school.  He's only 19 years old.  He's excited but we are happy yet worried.  This is the start of his career & totravel around the world.  We wish him well & Navy will protect him. May our sons & daughters be safe always! 

Comment by rita on March 25, 2014 at 7:19pm
My daughter is aboard the USS Spruance if anyone can give me some pointers on how things are going aboard this vessel or have a loved one there I would greatly appreciate it.

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