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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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A little about me:
My daughter has just decided to join the Navy. Everything has happened so fast, although her date to leave is not till later in the year. My daughter and I are very close so it has been extremely difficult for me. I will have a very hard time letting go of her.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid

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At 10:00pm on September 14, 2013, Maryellen said…

Bella's Mom, Thanks for the Add, I am glad you joined Heads At Ease. You can email me with your name and any questions you may have about what we do or how you can help.

I see that we are about an hour apart from each other, I am in Lake Worth Fl. Maybe if you would like to we can get together and talk and get to know each other. My daughter is on her 5th year in the Navy and 5 year on the Aircraft Carrier USS George HW Bush in VA. I know that it is hard to let them go but let me say one thing, they always know where home is and will come back often. My email is Please let me know if I can help in any way.  Welcome Aboard New Navy Mom. :-)

At 8:57pm on September 14, 2013, Bella'sMom said…

Thank you Sue!  I will send her a message.

At 10:53am on September 14, 2013, Sue-Pillowcase lady said…

Hi Bella's mom,

Welcome to Heads at Ease!  We are happy to have you join us!  We have a great woman in southern Fl, with a daughter in the Navy, would be be great to talk to.  Her name is Maryellen.

At 11:04pm on September 8, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For information on packing and shipping, go to the Molly's group page and click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Also on the Molly's page in the Discussion Forum, you can find all the information on our September adoption.

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 10:45pm on September 7, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I see your future Sailor will go to "A" School for Interior Communications Technician (IC). You have joined IC- Sailors; you may also want to check out IC Sailors. You may also find others with loved ones with that rating in Engineers, Snipe Moms, and Snipe Moms(enginers). You can also check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for IC can be found at You will be able to enjoy extra time with your Sailor following PIR. (See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend.)

At 10:42pm on September 7, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR when the time comes. Check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:15pm on May 20, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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



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