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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A little about me:
Proud Navy mom from Ellicott City, only child left July 6th for Great Lakes...I wish him the best of luck...everyone is so proud of Alex..I work full time and go to Nursing School part time...In my (oh so little) spare time I love to ride my Harley and spend time with my dogs (and the hubby too). I would love to meet some fellow moms who have a son/daughter who left around the same time..CONGRATS TO EVERYONE!!!

Alex graduated 9/ was the most amazing experience EVER...I'm so thankful for my new friends on support has been wonderful!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Where to stay...

Posted on July 17, 2010 at 6:45pm 2 Comments

Good evening everyone...I wanted to see if anyone could reccomend where to stay for graduation...(9/2/10)...I was already reccomended Navy lodge...but is that only for Navy personell??? Can civilians stay there...(parents of grads)??? Thanks and congrats to everyone!!!

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At 2:27pm on September 12, 2010, diannep said…
Did you hit the "save" button at the bottom after you downloaded? That is what I was doing wrong when trying to change my profile pik! Hope that works! -Dianne
At 10:17pm on August 27, 2010, diannep said…
You can expect a call from your sailor in 942 on Monday afternoon after battlestations on Sunday night/Monday morning. It will be the "I'm a Sailor" call! Exciting!
At 6:10pm on July 14, 2010, Bulldog Navy Mom said…
My son arrived in on GL 7/8. It's killing me but it is actually getting better I hope it is for you as well. Do you knoe your sons ship or division yet?
At 4:29pm on July 14, 2010, djloch (Zac's Mom) said…
hello crystal..seen where you got your grad packet..woo hoo!! Im hoping mine is there when I check son left June 30..good luck to yours!!
At 11:31am on July 12, 2010, 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 featured 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

Elizabeth and Colleen

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