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.



Mom's of Navy Daughters


Mom's of Navy Daughters

a support group for mom's w/ daughters who are considering the Navy or already enlisted

Website: http://www,navyformom.navymomsdaughters
Location: USA
Members: 515
Latest Activity: Jun 10, 2023

Discussion Forum

New to the Navy

Started by jacksmom. Last reply by jj66 Apr 25, 2016. 7 Replies

BOOTCAMP PIR 11-8-2013

Started by Tiffany's Mom Ship 09 Div 427. Last reply by Rachelle Mar 27, 2015. 19 Replies

Mothers...warn you Navy daughters!

Started by shermur (ship 12 div 121). Last reply by shermur (ship 12 div 121) Feb 22, 2015. 15 Replies

This is all new and scary

Started by Carollynn. Last reply by Carollynn Mar 9, 2014. 11 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on March 4, 2021 at 11:51am

Hi ladies - this group isn't really active anymore.  There is a new Moms of Daughters 2 group that is active.  Please join that group and post your comments there - here's the link:

Moms of Daughters 2

Comment by ellen0502 on March 4, 2021 at 3:25am

KTSNavyMom Kathy, Public attendance of PIR has been postponed because of the pandemic. There are virtual graduations posted for the TG on Friday's. Glad to see you're still hanging around. :)

Comment by KTSNavymom Kathy on March 4, 2021 at 2:49am

Hi Navyat34 Congrats your daughter is almost done will you get to go to PIR? I hope you get too it is an amazing feeling when you walk into the drill hall and see them March in. My daughter has been in almost 15 years on March 29 it will be 15 for her. She is a IT Chief  she has been on two ships and has been over seas on two deployments. What will your daughters job be? It is hard being a female in the Navy there are still some men who think women don’t belong in the military. Deployments can be rough especially when you don’t hear from them that often. Most ships have a Facebook page and you can follow there journey on that page. Feel free to write me and if you have any questions I’d be more than happy to help. 
Take care Kathy 

Comment by Navyat34 on March 3, 2021 at 9:24pm

Someone at BC moms recommended this group.  My SR is 2 weeks away from P I R.  I notice that the newest comment is from 2017. I hope this group is currently active.   I. Also new to the navy moms site.  Hoping to connect with other moms 

Comment by NukeMomCarol on May 26, 2017 at 3:00pm
Wow... Congrats
Comment by Vickyrun on May 26, 2017 at 1:55pm

Happy 8th Navy Anniversary to my sailor! She reenlisted for six more. She must like it. Thank you to all my Navy Mom friends who comfort me in the hard times and rejoice with me in the good times. I guess you all are stuck with me for a few more years.

Comment by Anna on March 10, 2017 at 5:33pm

Ouch!!  Sorry to hear that Kathy.  But falling down a ladder and only breaking her finger is pretty good!!  Glad it wasn't more serious!!  But I hope they are able to help her so her finger heals completely and properly!!!

Comment by KTSNavymom Kathy on March 10, 2017 at 1:39am
Hi Anna
Thank you she went thru hell during chief season but she made it we are so Proud of her. I hope your son gets it this next time. My daughter is at sea and fell down the ladder well a few weeks ago and broke her finger they may have to do surgery on her because she had a spiral break and it's not healing right so waiting to here if that will happen or not. She's one tough cookie though.
Comment by Anna on March 9, 2017 at 11:48pm


Congratulations to your daughter!!!!  My son passed the Chief's test but did not get selected.  We'll see how this next board goes!!!

Comment by KTSNavymom Kathy on March 9, 2017 at 11:07pm
Hi tpadul, welcome to our Navy family!! My daughter is my 1 and only, so I know exactly what you are going through. Hang on because it's like a roller coaster, your emotions will go up and down. I know with my daughter for the first week that she was gone every time someone mentioned her name I cried. Once you get that first letter you will feel better just knowing she's OK. Make sure you save those letters they are the best. I can remember when my daughter would write she would say how she did something and then she'd say I'm so proud of myself!! That made me feel so good. On March 29th my daughter will have been in the navy for 11 years, she just made Chief this past Sept. She is on a ship now and on deployment been gone since Oct. I'm looking forward to Spring when she comes back. Your daughters PIR will be here before you know it. I hope you are going there's nothing like seeing them in that uniform for the very first time!! Hang in there once those letters start coming you will feel better!! They make them write every Sunday. Let me know if I can answer any questions you may have OK

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