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 Moms!
I am so excited. :)
This is the best snowball ever! I’ve been so curious…how did you find out about our community? Some moms have told me about the site… Is that were you found us... or was it through another source? Thank you!

UPDATE 4/20/2008: Hi Everyone! I brought this forward because I really want to know! :) How did you find out about us?!

UPDATE: 2/17/2010: Hello N4M's. We are interested in where all of our members founds us! Stop by and leave a message.

Thank you for making this community what it is today!

Elizabeth and Colleen

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I found out about the community through site. I read about it sometime ago, but I'm not very computer literate. Hopefully, I will be able to post this one.
I found it as a link on the RTC Great Lakes website. Thanks for being here.
I found about this site l5 minutes ago on a commericail in Arkansas..i think it is awesome to be able to share
our experiences of our sons and daughters in the Navy...Lynn
I went on the website for boot camp to check the weather there and there was a link for this new site, which I instantly clicked on.
I really could not tell you how I found you all...I knew there had to be a place to come and share things with each other since my other son is in the Marines because we had a board some what like this one for him so I knew there had to be a Navy website like this one. I think I found you through just pure luck...Thank you all for being there for each other it really means alot.
Hehe. We are really happy have to be here for you Donna!
I have checked that site almost everyday since our son left and yesterday was the first time I saw it on there.
I'm on a Navy moms yahoo group, and I sent info about this group.
Sue in LV
My Navy daughter told me about it.
Sue in LV
My son's recruiter called and asked me if I'd be interested in a new "marketing campaign" the Navy was starting up and one was to be part of the Navy Moms board. I did not get the chance to help with any creation of the website, but got the link when it was up and running.

I have told Navy Moms for another Delphi Forums group and I see a couple on here already.

So welcome all Mom's and have fun with it....
view second rule (reasoning)

I kind of touched on this before but: My cohorts team and I hope that down the road, with the sites success, that we can make this more of Navy Family Site- But we decided to start this off with moms.

No worries 8404- we are still thinking of the famly. :)
Dad's, brothers, uncles, grandfathers are welcome to join us!...Heh, You could be right on that... we actually have a handful of men on here... but most of them are quieter. I hope some dad starts up a Navy Dad group soon on this site :) Sincerely, Catherine


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