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.


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A little about me:
I'm a recently-retired reference librarian. Proud mother of two great boys, the older of whom is a Nuke MM2, serving on the USS Cheyenne (Pearl Harbor). I come from a proud Navy family. My great-grandfather's brother was Admiral William Sims, from WWI; my father was a naval photographer in WWII; his cousins were also in the Navy (one served on Intrepid); and now, my 6'7" "little boy" carries on the tradition!
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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To expect (and accept) anything--and on short notice!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:05pm on November 2, 2013, IBeeTunechiLee"s Mom said…

I am so sorry that I missed breakfast this morning. I actually had to work. I volunteered though. I am sure you all had a good time. I hate that I missed the fellowship with everyone.  I am going to make sure that I mark the next date on my calender. #badnavymom

At 9:59pm on July 26, 2013, nswc80 said…


I joined the group earlier this spring and followed you guys, but have finally had time to sit down and message someone.  We live in Lexington and since we are in town, I would like to come to IHOP tomorrow if it is not too late.  We thought we would be moving our daughter in Raleigh from her apt.  this weekend, but she can't get her key to the new place until Monday morning.  Just let me know! Thanks, Nancy

At 10:59am on April 20, 2013, MomThatLovesHerSon said…

Hi Adam'sProudMom,

Sorry, I hadn't been on Navy4Mom in a couple days, so I'm just now seeing your friend request.  I accepted it.  I will go to the Nuke Moms page and look for your comment.  Thanks!!

At 12:29am on April 1, 2013, BunkerQB said…

Thank for friend request. Hope your sailor is doing well.

At 7:18pm on March 31, 2013, BunkerQB said…

You could start a group for the USS Cheyenne. After you start the group, post a comment and invite others to join you. Post a comment on the List of Groups associated with ships and I'll add the group to the list.  :)

At 8:26pm on December 18, 2011, jill said…

thrilled to meet other navy moms, and you are a greatt navy mom.  i saw the diffference in height, they barely got you in theree!!!!k we gotta plan another meeetin soon......

At 1:50pm on August 30, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community.
Also, check out this OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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