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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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.




Arizona Moms

Navy family and friends from all over ARIZONA!

Location: Arizona
Members: 278
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2020

What's happening in our beautiful state...

AZ Navy Moms Lunch, Macayo's, August 3, 2014

AZ Navy Moms Lunch, Chili's, October 19, 2013 

Arizona Navy Moms Lunch Macayo's Tempe, June 2013


Monthly Navy Moms & loved ones get together usually the FIRST SUNDAY of the month, 6:30 pm, at the AJ's at 1836 S Val Vista Dr in Mesa for coffee and chat - always fun!

Blue Star Mothers of Maricopa meet the second Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce conference room, 44870 W. Hathaway Ave. #5, Maricopa AZ 85139. 

Post others in the Comments and we'll add here.

Please introduce yourself so we can add your town to the list!

Discussion Forum

Meet and Greet

Started by Navy Mom (J) Oct 23, 2020. 0 Replies

West Side Meet & Greet Luncheon April 18, 2015!

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Apr 19, 2015. 2 Replies

Any suggestions for son leaving for RTC?

Started by csandjmom (Ship 02 DIV 921). Last reply by NavyMama2Dani Jul 21, 2014. 2 Replies

Boot camp blues

Started by Jeannette. Last reply by NavyMama2Dani Jul 21, 2014. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Navy Mom (J) on October 5, 2018 at 12:49am

Wow another month has passed by and there will be Navy Moms meeting on the patio at AJ's Fine Foods.  A very casual gathering of moms who understand what it is like to have a child in the Navy.  If you are new we would love to have you come meet us.  6:30 on the patio outside the front of AJ's.  It is in Dana Park at Val Vista and Baseline Rd. in Gilbert.

Comment by Navy Mom (J) on September 6, 2018 at 5:07pm

AZ Moms in and around Phoenix we are having our monthly Sunday night coffee this Sunday!  6:30pm on the patio of AJ's Fine Foods in Dana Park Square.  In Gilbert at Val Vista and Baseline Roads.  Hope you can make it!

IF we decided it may be too warm we will send a note that we are taking it around the corner in the same strip mall at the Panera's, same time.)

Comment by anasazigypsy on September 6, 2018 at 12:21am
I don't know about now. Check with your recruiter, but almost 4 years ago when my now sailor left for boot camp,we stayed with him and got a photo of him waving as he entered the walkway to the plane. Got a similar photo as he boarded the plane after PIR on his way to Pensacola.
Comment by RaksAndRoll on September 5, 2018 at 3:24pm

Hi AZ Moms!

When your SR leaves for BC at Sky Harbor, are family members allowed to wait with the SRs for them to board their flights?  My daughter leaves for BC on Oct. 2nd and I was just wondering if I was allowed to wait with her.


Comment by LuvMyLabs on August 6, 2018 at 5:02pm

I'm on the North west side of town, would be interested if there are any on this side of town as well ?

Comment by Phoenixmom on August 6, 2018 at 2:26pm

Hi Ladies wanted to know if all meetings are on the East side of Town? Are there any meetings towards the west Valley?

Comment by AZNavyMom00 on July 5, 2018 at 7:25pm

Navy Mom (J) — it was so great to meet you all. I look forward to next month and hope to have more news to share. I am so thankful for your willingness to share and support me this journey.

RaksandRoll— looking forward to meeting you.

Comment by RaksAndRoll on July 5, 2018 at 6:41pm

AZnavyMom00, I have it on my calendar!  I will be there! :-)

Comment by Navy Mom (J) on July 5, 2018 at 6:36pm

AZnavyMom00,  Thanks for coming out and meeting the group.  Stay with us and you will get to know all of us too.  We have been together for several years so I apologize if at times the conversations were hard to follow. We have become friends over the years and supported each other through a lot of life situations with kids etc. 

Many times we have up to 11-12 moms or sometimes 4, you just never know.  RaksandRoll, we look forward to meeting you next time.

Always check here the weekend of the meeting, there are times we may move it a week if it looks like many cannot make it.  

Have a great weekend all!

Comment by Navy Mom (J) on July 4, 2018 at 10:49am

wishing you all a happy and safe 4th of July. So thankful for the men and women in uniform for their service and sacrifices! God Bless them!


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