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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Misperceptions about Navy life (24)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Meet with recruiter and some concerns

Hi all! My husband and I met with a recruiter last week and had mixed reviews. There are so many pros to having my husband join- traveling,…

Started by SEF

6 Jul 21, 2013
Reply by Knicky (Ship14Div351)

active or reserve

Hi, I just joined the site ...My 20 y old daughter is preparing her documents to go in the Navy. She says she wants to go active and I am f…

Started by Gaby proudofmyLisa

9 Dec 23, 2012
Reply by lemonelephant

Training Commands and the Navy

Ma'am,I have read though several of these posts and was directed here by one of my junior Sailors. I am a Chief (seems to be a bad word on…

Started by EMC (SS)

5 Oct 1, 2012
Reply by sailorwifenmom

New undesignated wife. So confused!

My husband recently went to boot camp (7/23) and he has been getting told that he will probably be shipped out somewhere right after his 10…

Started by Karen

1 Aug 31, 2012

Young Marriage Question

Hi, I would appreciate any input or advice.  My daughter is 20 years old and is finishing up her AA degree.  We are a very close knit famil…

Started by NouveauFMIL

14 Jul 9, 2012
Reply by NouveauFMIL

7 days till boot camp

emotions are running this is my first child to leave home and am having a roller coaster of emotions....any one else here at this stage??  

Started by 1stlove (02/946)

9 Oct 11, 2011
Reply by Anti M

Life for Navy Wives?

Hello!   My husband just joined the Navy, and I have no clue what to expect. I know I can join him for his schools, but what happens after…

Started by litnut

6 Sep 11, 2011
Reply by BunkerQB

Some parents fear they won’t hear from their kids in the Navy very often.

Misconception? Truth? I know in boot camp sometimes conversation from them is limited, but what about after boot camp? "Some parents fear…

Started by Navy for Moms Admin

71 Sep 6, 2011
Reply by lemonelephant


I'm sooo upset, my husband and I have been separated for 4 and a half months...which wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have a 5 month old bab…

Started by WifeyForLifey!!

6 Nov 2, 2010
Reply by Anti M


Ma'am,I have seen several posting that have included the phrase EMI or Extra Military Instruction. I would like to clarify what it is and w…

Started by EMC (SS)

0 Feb 27, 2010


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