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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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.


Anna Aviation Mom
  • 46, Female
  • Santa Maria, CA
  • United States

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A little about me:
I am a proud mother of a US NAVY SAILOR. My daughter is now traveling the world and enjoying herself. We all miss her like crazy.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Were not on our time, were on the Navy's.. I've become more patient, she is my oldest out of 4 that is serving and it was very overwelming at first. But it has gotten better.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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I just dropped my daughter off :'(

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 1:22pm 3 Comments

My daughter recently graduated from A school and surprised me with a visit. Well I just took her the airport, and I knew saying see you soon was going to be hard.. But OMG! We both cried a little but when I got in my car. I felt like my heart dropped. When will I see my girl again? She bought me a key chain it says NAVY MOM HARDEST JOB IN THE NAVY. hahaha. Gosh I'm going to miss my Tatiana :''(


Posted on April 24, 2012 at 11:32pm 12 Comments

So I come home from work get in the shower and my husband calls me and tells me he's on his way. He comes in and says he hit something on the freeway and messed up the side of his truck and wants me to go see it. And I'm thinking oh gosh why is this happening? I get to the truck and I'm walking around to the side, and my Sailor (my daughter) jumps out.... Omg I just balled my eyes out. I thought my daughter was still on hold at A school in Pensacola but no she graduated and was surprising her… Continue

I miss my daughter!

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:26pm 3 Comments

My daughter recently graduated  from RTC March 9th and now is in A school. She recently found out that she will be deployed. I guess I just realized that I won't have her home on Thanksgiving and Christmas and it broke my heart. This will be the first holidays that we went be together as a family since she was born :'( Time to suck it up...Today was an emotional day!!!

Places To eat in Great Lakes?

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 4:45pm 3 Comments

Hello veteren Navy moms. I was wondering if anyone knew of good places to eat and place to go that's fun? My daughters grad is coming up on the 9th!!!

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At 5:50am on March 19, 2012, Gail (Ship 11/ Div 141) said…

Right now when we get his letter, we will be in the planning stage and the fund raising stage so we can go to his graduation. At first we were not gonna go but he kind of put us on the spot when he said see you at graduation. So, we are going to be doing away with alot of stuff we really don't need to do just so we can go. I wish there was a cheaper way to go. We have a 15 hour or more drive if we drive. Well, this is just me venting and trying to figure things out. Any info you can give would be greatly appreciated.

At 4:37pm on February 14, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Here is something that will help you in your journey as a Navy Family.  Everything is contained within (videos, powerpoint presentations, tips, links). It's here on your personal page, you can always refer to it.

Navy For Moms Survival Guide (Clickable link)

I live in North CA. My son's commitment to the Navy ends next month. Your son's is just starting out. Enjoy the ride. Good luck to your sailor recruit and please thank him for his future service. Please feel free to visit the San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families Group.  (Clickable link)

At 12:41am on January 18, 2012, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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