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.



All Discussions Tagged 'sailor' (9)

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Online RTC PQS Study Set for Future Sailors

Hey everyone!  I am a Navy Nuke Girlfriend, and a future sailor myself (CTI).  My Nuke Boyfriend gets automatic E-3 just for being amazingl…

Started by Cody'sgirl

15 Dec 14, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

After Boot Camp: The First Weeks of a Sailor

So your child has graduated Boot Camp – congrats! Now what? Check out the newest section to Transitioning to the Fleet, a guide t…

Started by Navy for Moms Admin

4 Sep 3, 2015
Reply by sandyk

My boyfriend is going to A school in Pensacola

Hello! My boyfriend, Trey, just graduated from bootcamp 2 weeks ago and will be arriving in Pensacola this week to go to A school. I alread…

Started by Proud Navy GF

4 Aug 31, 2015
Reply by azmom

Happy Mother's Day From Navy For Moms

To all of the Moms who did their part to shape the Sailors behind the greatest naval force the world has ever known, thank you. #AmericasN…

Started by Navy for Moms Admin

9 May 11, 2015
Reply by Navyvetwife48

Query about sailor mail

When a sailor email reaches the submarine, does the sailor have to manually check for the email? Or is it delivered to him after being chec…

Started by Sammysh

0 Nov 12, 2013

NEED ADVICE. First Deployment... Actually Nervous?

I really need any person's help who has been through deployments before. This is my first and I'm at the last stage - where the Sailor is c…

Started by ChrissyJoy

1 Feb 2, 2012
Reply by BunkerQB

Does anyone know anything about the "ADOPT A SAILOR"

I have heard a little about it, but does anyone have any information? My son will be there and not graduate until 1/7/11........ All would…

Started by Rays_mama

2 Nov 15, 2010
Reply by Rays_mama

Sailor Story: Submarine

Sailor: Lt. Cmdr Magnum Vassell, Naval Submarine School in Groton, Conn. Mom: Veneta Vassell, Dorchester, Mass. Raised in a large Jamaican…

Started by Navy for Moms Admin

5 Jan 17, 2009

On our way to PIR!!!

Yippee - our day has come!!! For those that are waiting their turn, it seems like it will never get here but before you know it - you are…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

12 Apr 25, 2008


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