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.


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Emotional Roller Coaster

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 8:11am 1 Comment

T-minus 34 days and counting until he leaves and I am an emotional wreck.  I cry at the drop of a hat,  Can't imagine what I will be like at the swearing in ceremony.  I just hope and pray that I don't embarass him! 

I read on someone else's blog about being overwhelmed and I totally agree with that feeling.  Overwhelmed pretty much sums it up.  I am so proud of him and his choice.  And I know that the feelings I am feeling are "Mom" feelings and most likely very selflish.  I try to…


Reality Setting In

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 1:46pm 4 Comments

Last Thursday, Nathan (my son), went up to Columbus, OH to take his ASVABs, Physical, etc.  Came home Friday wearing a Navy Ball Cap.  When he walked in, he yelled out to me "Mom, I am a Sailor!"  Of course, I cried and hugged him.  I was so proud (and still am!).  He seemed different.  He walked a little taller and seemed more sure of himself.  Everyone I saw the next couple of days, the first thing I said to them is "my son joined the Navy!!"

On Tuesday, we all had to meet with his…


Insensitive People

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 9:04am 12 Comments

Why are there such insensitive people?  Yesterday, I ran into a person who I know (not exactly a friend) and I told him about my son joining the Navy.  He immediately said you know they are going to send him to Afghanistan and hopefully he won't get shot.  I was stunned.  Why would this man say this to a Mom?  I had no idea how to respond, so I just walked off without a response.  I cried all the way home.  When I got home, I called my husband.  He assured me that I had nothing to worry…


I'm a wreck!

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 10:39am 5 Comments

I'm a wreck and he hasn't even left yet.  And the sad thing is that he probably won't be leaving until June or July.  This whole thing has hit me like a ton of bricks.  He had talked on and off about joining the Navy, but I thought it was just talk because he talked about other options, too.  Then WHAM!  He and his Dad are off to talk to the Recruiter.  I was told "don't worry, we are just getting information."  Next thing I know, he has decided to join the Navy and the ton of bricks have…


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At 12:55am on March 9, 2015, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to join CARRIER Families!. This fB page may be of interest as well, The home port will shift to San Diego at the end of the current deployment and you will want to join San Diego Moms or Sailors in San Diego, San Diego Moms/SOs, Lemoore NAS California Moms, and/or Sailors Stationed in California at that time if your Sailor is staying with the TR. If your Sailor changes to the GW instead, join USS George Washington Sailors, CARRIER Families!, and/or Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends.

At 6:33am on February 25, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…


I just wanted to thank you for coming onto the PIR groups and offering advice and support. We can always use  the help and I appreciate it very much!

Hope your Sailor is doing well!


At 12:02pm on January 4, 2012, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…

Thanks so much, I will send you the email right now. Lora

At 6:24pm on December 20, 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 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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