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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Jason and Jake's mom
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  • Mira Loma, CA
  • United States

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At 2:21am on April 11, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your recruit.

At 10:37pm on March 20, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Join Damage Control Mom's and you may also find others with loved ones with that rating in Engineers, Snipe Moms, and Snipe Moms(enginers). Where is your Sailor stationed (what vessel, if one)? There may be additional groups I can direct you to.

At 10:36pm on March 20, 2015, 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. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info.

Do you have another one starting this journey? If so, what is your recruit's rating (job/specialty) or field going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 10:03am on April 15, 2012, MarianneKT's Mom said…

Congrats to your son on DC3 - that was quick!  SAR is certainly going to be exciting.  Best wishes to you all.

At 10:01am on April 15, 2012, MarianneKT's Mom said…

NAVY in duct tape! great!  You know there is a site that makes cards, signs and banners and often you just have to pay for the shipping.  Of your way of 'proud' is unique!

At 3:15pm on March 30, 2011, sammi08 said…
momma lori im not sure how this thing works...helpppp!
At 11:48pm on March 29, 2011, Brenda88310 said…
I don't know how I missed this thread....hi Lori. I live in New Mexico....looking forward to PIR in May :)
At 5:38pm on March 29, 2011, DeeSailorMom said…

Hi Lori, I didnt get to finish what I was saying... but I see you got the idea. My son just went through BC and graduated in February. Now my nephew is in BC and graduating on 5/13.

Anyway, my son told me stories of the RDC's finding info online on M4M's and using it against them. So, as a rule, to be safe, we only refer to them as son, nephew, or recruit. That way we don't take a chance and get them in trouble. You can put his ship and division numbers after your name if you wish. That way other moms in the dame division can find you. It's a great thing to hear from someone else in your division, when your mailbox has been empty for too long. It helps make you feel a little closer to them.

Thats great you live so close. I work in Ontario and often have to go into Mira Loma for work. 

Take care, I'll talk to you soon!


At 4:05pm on February 16, 2011, 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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