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.



New Mexico Navy Moms


New Mexico Navy Moms

The Land of Enchantment has Sailors on Land and out at Sea. WE support them. If you have a NM sailor or just love the Land Of Enchantment welcome..

Location: New Mexico
Members: 22
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2018

Discussion Forum

Albuquerque Navy Week Recaps!

Started by Navy for Moms Admin. Last reply by Mary Sep 13, 2011. 9 Replies

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Mar 13, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by TravelerMom on August 18, 2015 at 12:50pm
Hi mamawalrus!
My son just left for boot camp this morning.
Comment by mamawalrus on August 18, 2015 at 12:47pm
Hi how is everyone?
Comment by TravelerMom on July 10, 2015 at 2:39pm

Glad to hear it! My son leaves 8/18 so we're still together for now. :)

Comment by TravelerMom on June 23, 2015 at 9:43pm

Hi everyone-

Is this group still active?

Comment by mamawalrus on February 11, 2013 at 3:03am

I have not checked on her in quiet a long time.. looks like there are a few of us here.. Tommysmom.. how are you doing and where is your son at? 

Lil Ship.. where is your Sailor at?

Comment by Former on April 26, 2012 at 11:01pm

Hello fellow New Mexico mom's. I wished I had looked for this site earlier. I'm from Las Cruces and my son left for BC on 3/20. His PIR is 5/18! Getting close. The first couple of weeks were the most difficult with all of the not knowing and wondering how he was doing. I kept hearing "no new is good news". Got my form letter a little over a week after he left, and started writing right away. Phone call came at about 2 weeks and I've been getting a letter once a week since the form letter. That has made the time pass so much faster. Stay strong. Send lots of encouragement! It will be over before you know it!

Comment by mamawalrus on April 10, 2012 at 12:50am

It will be anywhere from a week to two weeks,, it has varied.  I have heard of sending priority but have never done it myself.  I was always afraid that it would draw attention to him and I did not want that.  Just keep that in mind.  :)   The drill instructors look for anything they can to make it hard on them.  

Where are you at in NM? I am in Rio Rancho. My son PIR'd last Feb and is now in North Carolina, getting ready to leave on his first deployment.  He is a Corpsman.  What is your son going in as?

Comment by T's*mom on April 4, 2012 at 6:13pm

My son just left for bootcamp yesterday. How long before I get info on where to start sending mail and I heard that you can send a small priority envelope? Has anyone done this?


Comment by mamawalrus on October 15, 2011 at 12:44am

thank you for the info...there is also a stand down here in Albuq that started today and will continue through tomorrow.  We have a great group that is for Veterans here in Rio Rancho.. if anyone is interested let me know..

have a great weekend!


Comment by mom of three on September 27, 2011 at 1:40pm
Just wanted to let everyone know of a Benefit that is going to be held here in Santa Fe.  'The Stand Down' it will be held October 29th 2011 from 8am-3pm.  It's being held at Santa Fe University of Art and Design 1600 St. Michel's Drive.  It's a benefit for homeless veterans.  Their estimating 700 homeless veterans live in Santa Fe county.  Their asking for donations of clothing, blankets, backpacks, socks, underwear, water and cash.  Representives from NM Veterans affairs and Raymond C Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical center will also be on hand to help in assisting in filing for benifits and other paperwork.  As Navy moms, I believe we can make a difference no matter what branch of the military these people represent. Any help would be appreciated. The contact name for the benifit is Phillip Chavez his number is 505-827-7412. Thank you for your time, hope everyone is doing well and of course your kids.  My girls are doing great, Michael has 4mo. till bc. (heavy sigh)

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