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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Amphibious (Gator Navy) Discussions (10)

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How to Communicate with a Sailor on Ship Deployment

Share your tips and experiences and help those facing first deployment!  What's worked best for you?  Types of calling cards, phones, email…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

17 Jun 18, 2017
Reply by 10mileloop

Tiger Cruise

My son has put my name on the list for a Tiger Cruise on the USS Bonhomme Richard. I am looking forward to it, but I do not know much about…

Started by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors

23 Dec 27, 2016
Reply by hope4answers

USS WASP LHD-1(Loved Ones)

Hello everyone, we're looking for loved ones who has a loved one on the USS WASP. Although, I'm apart of this awesome group here, we though…

Started by NavyWife2011

0 Mar 14, 2016

Important! Please read and observe these OPSEC (Operational Security) guidelines.

An important note regarding using social media, including Facebook and NavyforMoms - It's mandatory to observe OPSEC (Operational Security)…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

5 Jun 26, 2014
Reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

Any Peleliu

Hello all. Just a sailor mom here of a Peleliu sailor. Any Peleliu folks in this group?

Started by Sail-on-son's MOM (ship9/div255)

0 Jun 22, 2014

Ride back to NC

Hi Ladies,this is my first time posting on this group.My daughter is on the Iwo Jima and I am down here in Norfolk spending the last couple…

Started by Cheryl56(Ship11 DIV352)

2 Mar 27, 2012
Reply by Cheryl56(Ship11 DIV352)

Norfolk area ~ what to see & do; restaurants; where to stay

Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton Roads...

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

2 Jul 5, 2010
Reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

San Diego ~ what to see & do; restaurants; where to stay

I love San Diego, have gone there every summer for years! OK, I'll start....jump in! Best breakfast - the Cafe 222 ( My fav…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

7 Apr 18, 2010
Reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

Can anyone help me find out what a tower operator is?

Hi My son Tyler is on the uss pelelui in san diego.  he is underway right now.  Since is has left port they are training him as flight deck…

Started by ty'smom

2 Mar 25, 2010
Reply by ty'smom

jar pies/cakes

I found this recipe on the web. it talked about freezing & baking later. I didn't. I ha…

Started by Elane

15 Feb 25, 2010
Reply by Elane


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