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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A little about me:
Honestly... I was scared, but I continually encouraged and supported my son's choices. I have not been controlling, allowing him to make his way and that made me feel better through the process. Here I am a year later and I am proud of a young man who loves his mom. But I am not his life. And that is the way it is supposed to be. :)
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At 1:45pm on August 3, 2015, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to check out FMF Corpsman moms, Corpsman Moms, and Corpsmen Moms and Dads.

At 3:09am on December 17, 2014, Tom'sMom said…

Hi again, I so look forward to finally getting there and to the meet and greet. I feel guilty complaining about being tired etc knowing how tired our boys are. Can't imagine how they must feel. Here at home it's hard as most of the time I feel so alone in this.I miss him so. We became so much closer in the months leading up to his leaving, We've always been close. The picture I have as my profile pic is of him on the beach in Nova Scotia. You can't see his face but it's one of my favorites. As if he's looking out to his future, not knowing what it holds but ready to find out. I'm going to be a blubbering mess the whole time, I just know it. It's 2am here and I can't sleep--again. I've kept a brave face on the outside but inside, gees I'm a mess. I remind myself that he went to bootcamp, not the electric chair and he's off to do great things for himself and others. I should live by the words I close each letter to him with- "Forward Motion". Afterall, it's hard to fall down if you keep moving, never give up. It was especially useful when learning to ride a horse. He had always loved that. I know he misses the farm here at home, all the animals, and especially the dog. If he and Ian are friends, I'm sure he has seen the picture of our dog that I sent to Tom. I've rambled on enough, I think. If you weren't tired before, you are now, lol. Talk soon and be well!! By the way, my name is Renee. Have a great evening!

At 1:27am on December 17, 2014, Tom'sMom said…
Hi again! I'll ask Tom about your son. Is he div 056 or 055? Tom is 056.
At 6:45pm on December 7, 2014, Tom'sMom said…

Excellent!! Thank you!! Free ride to the meet and greet. I think I'll take advantage of that since it will be dark and I don't know the area.

At 4:20pm on December 7, 2014, Tom'sMom said…

I'm not sure of cost to PIR and back, but will find out.

At 4:19pm on December 7, 2014, Tom'sMom said…

I haven't for the Meet and Greet as I am driving out to GL, so I will have transportation for that. I will, however, be using Sarge for getting to PIR as it's much faster getting in. Also for back to Navy Lodge. I'll double check but I think the meet and greet begins around 4:45pm. I'm leaving NY morning of the 7th and driving straight through. My niece is coming with me so we will take turns driving. I'm scared to death of getting there too late and would rather pay for an extra night than have to rush or God forbid, get stuck and miss it!! Tom is staying at GL for A school, so while he is getting processed right after PIR, we will head back to hotel for a bit, then pick him up at the gate when he's done,then back to hotel for some home cooked dinner!

At 3:40pm on December 7, 2014, Tom'sMom said…

Awesome!! Are you planning on going to Sarge's Meet and Greet Thursday evening? It would be great to meet you. My son said we may have a sailor joining us for liberty. His mom may not be able to attend PIR, so he can hang with us and call his family, send pictures, etc.

At 2:35pm on December 7, 2014, Tom'sMom said…

No word on the letter. However, I'm not driving on base-taking the shuttle from Navy Lodge-so I don't need the gate pass. I know who is on the guest list and have passed that info along. From what I've been told, I should be ok, but I'd rather have that letter! It would have gone in the scrapbook.

At 8:11pm on December 5, 2014, lemonelephant said…
At 9:45pm on October 12, 2014, 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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