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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Be of Good Cheer... They will be done soon. In the meantime, laugh.

Started this discussion. Last reply by CaptainFatso Jul 9, 2012. 2 Replies

Its been a while since I poster here. I want to assure you new Navy Moms that the ride is truly a short one and that its worth the wait.  You'll here from your loved ones soon enough.Until then I…Continue

The Funny Stuff You Heard or Saw After PIR

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anti M Apr 4, 2012. 8 Replies

I'm sure that everyone here heard or saw something funny or odd after PIR. Here's a place to share it!I'll start....My daughter was with a sizable group waiting for her flight to Pensacola. One the…Continue

Administration to propose Tricare Premium Increases

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anti M Feb 28, 2012. 1 Reply

When your loved one chose to enter the military, they entered as an E1. They agreed to a about $1491.00 per month base pay. Assuming that they only work 40 hours a week, their pay is only about $8.60…Continue

Grambo - 51 year old woman graduates from Army bootcamp.

Started this discussion. Last reply by CaptainFatso Feb 26, 2012. 2 Replies

A ten year Navy vet saw her son off to Marine boot camp. Feeling a need to support the troops, she visited the local Army recruiter. Apparently the Army called her bluff and stipulated that they…Continue


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A little about me:
Six year Navy Vet from the 1980's. Now I've got a kiddo attempting to make it through boot camp. After perusing this site, I've discovered that things have changed very little.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 5:18pm on March 26, 2012, greatlakes25 said…

hey captain any info on 098 bs21 are they complete

At 12:40pm on February 6, 2012, Pat said…

Welcome aboard!  Thank you for your service to our country!

At 2:05pm on February 3, 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! :) 


At 6:12pm on February 1, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Here is the link, just click on it and click +JOIN.

Talk to you later. BQB


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