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.


Jill I

Liberal and with an Open Mind


Liberal and with an Open Mind

This is for people who would like to meet other (politically and religiously) liberal people who have a loved one in the military.

Members: 23
Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2023

We are also known as the Warm & Fuzzie Obama Mamas - and are proud to support our president! Agnostic - Humanist - Atheist - Jewish - Buddhist - Democratic - Independent - Christian - Deist - searching .....all peaceful peeps are welcome!

When you have achieved an open mind you can then open your heart to humanity. Commit charitable acts, volunteer, help those who cannot help themselves. Look around you and see the world as it is and do your part to make it better. Establish the values of great people who have wandered down this very same road before you. Begin where they left off, build a better world for those to follow you or teach them how to journey down their own path.

An open mind equals an open heart which ultimately leads to world peace.

Kephen Merancis

If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal." ~ John F. Kennedy

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Comment by narob01 on March 19, 2014 at 4:00pm

My son is EOD. Will be starting dive school this month in Panama FL. He started a couple of months ago but blew out an eardrum and had to wait for that to heal. He is an old man at 29. 

Comment by Hannah88 on March 19, 2014 at 3:54pm

Although "we" started out Navy, my son ended up choosing the Marine Corps, has been in a year and is now a lance corporal equipment engineer stationed at Camp Pendleton. I still subscribe to a couple of N4M groups, and this is one of them :) 

Comment by geema3 on March 19, 2014 at 3:43pm

Guess we're out here. No much in discussions since I found this group either just a few months ago.  I have an Airman E3 AE in Jacksonville awaiting C school, but learning in the shops now.  He's my grandson and lived with me from 11 - 19. He's now 21. How about others?

Comment by TexasDocMom on October 25, 2013 at 9:36am

EOD. My heart to you, narob01. It's all scary, tho when you have a child in war time military. When he deploys, please find us over on the group for moms with deployed kids in war zones. You can always message me for details. We have fear down to a fine science and some surprising ways to live with it. 

I live in Austin, so I'm not alone in my Democratic son is in San Antonio, he is out of the Navy for about 18 months now. Going to UTSA, working with the Student Vet group there, will be out in May and then he's focusing on his MBA, hopefully here in Austin at UT. He is an FMF Navy Corpsman, spent the majority of his 7 years with the Marines, with the last 18 months in San Antonio as an instructor. He fell in love, decided to leave the Navy (thank you, dear God!) and is moving on with his life.

This group was founded by Jill, her son is also out of the Navy, I believe. Many of us from then have "ex" Navy kids now, but we're still big supporters of you moms and dads who are still in that world.

Comment by narob01 on October 25, 2013 at 2:28am

TexasDocMom, yes I am all over the Boot camp group. It has been a great help. He is going for EOD . My only child. He was in the mountains of Nicaragua as an agriculture volunteer. He does have a servants heart.

I am in Waxahachie. Where are you? I am so happy to find like minded moms.

Comment by TexasDocMom on October 24, 2013 at 4:50pm

Narob01, there is a wonderful group for moms with kids in boot, I hope you're in them. What training will your son be moving into? Peace Corps! wow! 

Comment by narob01 on October 24, 2013 at 3:46pm

Well then you can understand my reluctance to come out as it were. My husband (not my sons father) was a Marine long before I met him. I have no first hand experience with the military at all. My son is in boot camp and will PIR Nov 15. So I am totally new to all of this. I am so proud of and confused by my son. He did two years in the Peace Corps, came home and joined the Navy. This site has allowed me to learn so much, I feel like I will at least be able to converse with my him. I will look for this group on facebook. I am sure I will have much to learn there too. Thanks ladies.

Comment by daizygirl72 on October 24, 2013 at 3:12pm
There is a lot of stereotyping about having a liberal viewpoint and still supporting the military. Hopefully as times and attitudes change so will this. It is an uphill climb
Comment by TexasDocMom on October 24, 2013 at 2:54pm

No one on this board is anti military, we have kids who serve or have served. I'm the daughter of a career military man, born on a Naval installation, raised in a Navy town, sister of a Marine and mother of an FMF Corpsman (who, by the way, is a progressive liberal working hard now while he's in college with student vet groups). We fought the "if you are liberal, you hate the military" battle back when NavyForMoms first  began, and during the Bush Administration. We've been threatened, cussed, bullied, cyber harassed, and we are still here. I have many liberal military moms on my list of friends today.

Comment by TexasDocMom on October 24, 2013 at 2:31pm

I'm here! I'm here!! a lot of our moms are over on Facebook...some still moms to active military ...some (like me) have kids who just left the Navy....but we are still liberals!!


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