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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Shipping out to boot on tuesday the 12th

Posted on December 9, 2011 at 10:48am 0 Comments boy (man) will be leaving in just a few short days...this year has gone by way to fast...we are going to enjoy the next few days with him as best we can...he has already said goodbye to lots of family, but tons more will still want to see him before he leaves...glad to know that monday night he will be just mine and his dad's...goodluck son!

one month

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 8:58pm 0 Comments

Well...a month from today I will be saying goodbye to my son as he begins his new adventure in life.  I am sooo proud to say that I am his mother...I hope the Navy is all he hopes it is going to be...I pray that he remains safe.  

asking for some prayers!!!

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 1:16am 13 Comments moms...this ISN't in regards to a sailor or soon to be...but please continue to read for these 3 people need our prayers and I am trying to get as many people praying as I can!!!


On Sat, Oct 22 at 1245am, my 19 year old cousin Ashley and her 23 year old fiance Craig were test driving a car with a salesman in the backseat.......little did they no that this would end in the nightmare of their lives........


A semi failed to yield on a country road and…


Christmas at bootcamp?

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 8:43am 7 Comments

So...I am beginning to accept the decision my son has made...I will miss him terribly when he leaves though...I have a ? for whomever might be able to answer...Logan is supposed to leave Dec 15th...which means Christmas without ? is they allow the recruits to make a phone call on that day...even though they will only have been there 10 days?  It is hard enough to have him leave, and not be here for the holidays, but to not even hear from my baby boy on that day is gonna KILL… Continue

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At 9:00pm on December 16, 2011, proudmom2011 said…
I love pictures in sepia... Handsome boy/man! Thanks for friending me!
At 1:56pm on July 18, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Ann, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly' group page and on the right side of the page below the members pictures, click on "New Moms Read First". If you have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

I want to let you know that our July adoption is going to be a little different. This is the FIRST time we have been allowed to adopt a submarine. This means we are restricted to what we send and shipping will be done through their Ombudsman.

Thanks for joining us. You are going to meet a lot of terrific women (like Carol) and have such fun!!! Pat

At 9:48am on July 18, 2011, carols_kitchen said…
It was good meeting you this weekend!
At 7:07pm on March 1, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

My son's joining the Navy was the best thing he could have done.  I highly recommend it as a career choice.  He went into machining and welding--jobs in the St Louis area were drying up even with the Rankin Tech background and training.

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to cruise my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you



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