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.




Moms of Faith

Navy Moms sharing their faith and prayers in support of our Sailors.

Members: 204
Latest Activity: Aug 16

Discussion Forum

Prayers needed Please

Started by Rhonda8881. Last reply by 5boys Feb 25, 2013. 1 Reply

Local Churches - Norfolk, VA

Started by Micki1465. Last reply by momoftwosons Jun 23, 2012. 2 Replies

Surgery prayer needed

Started by OneluvdNukeMom. Last reply by OneluvdNukeMom Mar 9, 2011. 6 Replies

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Comment by Michelle on July 27, 2016 at 8:24pm

hello moms of faith, my 2nd son has left for BC july 6,2016 and so far so good. i have been blessed with 3 children and 2 now in the navy. I'm thankful to have come across this group. i am not really a computer person so i may get lost at time so forgive me ahead a time. god bless 

Comment by proudnavymom on April 29, 2016 at 9:42pm
Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire if thy love and send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created and You shall renew the face if the Earth. God bless us all. PIR: JUNE 10th my son.
Comment by John and Yvonne on October 8, 2015 at 9:28pm

We're glad to be part of a group with so many moms and dads of faith! My husband and I live in Virginia Beach, VA.-we have for the past 15 years! We came here for the express purpose to open our home and invite sailors, soldiers and marines to come over on the weekends. We feed them and play board games with them and sometimes do special activities like attending re-enactments, go to Williamsburg-especially on Veterans Day weekend(it's free for all military) and we have a great time seeing history alive. :). John is a retired Navy Chaplain. He spent 10 years enlisted and 10 years as a Chaplain. So the military is in our hearts and souls. We even met at a Christian Servicemen's Center in California. :)

Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and trust him to keep your sons and daughters in his care. :)

Yvonne and John 

Comment by Joe&NatesMom on October 8, 2015 at 1:08pm

Hello all from Mcsherrystown, PA!!  I was looking for a Catholic Moms group and couldn't find one.  Faith is an important part of my families life, so I am glad that I found this group of Moms.  I have two in Norfolk and my baby is in Rota Spain.  We are a Military family for sure.  I retired after serving 23 years in the Army.  I have 2 stepsons that served 4 and 6 years in the Army also.  If it weren't for the grace of God, I don't know how we would have made it this far. My husband didn't serve, but was the backbone of this family, and made sure everything...even when it felt overwhelming and out of control...went according to our life plan.  I credit God for giving him the strength to handle such a crazy life!  

Gods blessings to all...have a wonderful day

Comment by Dragonfly on May 14, 2015 at 8:33am

Prayers for our kids that will start there 4th week which I hear is the hardest. God give them strength!

Comment by Gmans/Mom on March 20, 2015 at 2:53am
My son will be leaving for BC on 4.15.15. From Houston. I know God's got this but I continue to pray for his walk with The Lord to grow stronger everyday. My husband, daughter, and myself have never been away from him like this. His excitement makes it easier, however; I can't imagine his absence and missing his presence in our home. God please be with him everyday and all the other recruits and cover our entire military with your protective hedge. #proudtexasmomma #sisterinchrist
Comment by Cowboys on February 9, 2015 at 3:36pm


Prayers for my son, who has just began his A school @ South Carolina.

Comment by MomofHAN on June 10, 2014 at 5:32pm

My son shipped to GL yesterday for BC.  So proud of the work God is doing in his life, but really miss him.  Praying for the entire Navy :)

Comment by J's Mom on January 26, 2014 at 4:35pm
Hello. My sailor is training to be an RP. Pray for him to get closed to Jesus and do what Jesus wants him to do? Thanks. May all of the Christian sailors make a difference where they are stationed.
Comment by BronxNYNewNavyMOM on January 14, 2014 at 3:20pm

Hello. My son has been in GL since July. During basic training he attended service on Sundays. Now he is in ATT and will be in GL til next year. He came home for the holidays and attended service with us but is not attending in GL. I would like to know if someone's son/daughter can invite him to service in GL base if they have. We are contemporary Christians. We attend a bible based church. We listen to preachers like Chuck Swindoll and Pastor James MacDonald...Thank you and God bless!



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