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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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At 9:20am on July 26, 2014, Dmaeship12div410 said…

I look forward to get to know another Bear Aces mom. My Sailor is an Airman Apprentice. He has been in the Navy since September 3rd, 2013. He's been on the Bush since they left for deployment he's stationed in Norfolk.

At 6:57pm on June 14, 2013, Scotia123 said…

My son left Monday for GL.....called 11.45 sounded a bit stressed...not his usual voice....I got his box today I missed it yesterday!! looking forward to the form letter!!

At 4:17pm on June 11, 2013, jillsknittingagain said…

I could have written the very same words.  The day before he left was Mother's Day.  My son spent it with his girlfriend and her family.  He came home for 15 minutes to hand me a plant (the girlfriend bought it).  He went to her prom a couple of weeks before and never invited me to take pictures or be a part of that.  He invited her whole family and even took a family picture with them.  He invited them all to our house to park cars and walk to a scenic place for the pictures.  I came home from work surprised that there were so many cars and people here and surprised, saddened that I did not even know about it.  SO, you are not alone.  Mine was also rude for months before.  BUT, I grew up a child of the Air Force and I know that before separation, we fought.  I always believed that it makes it easier to separate from the people you love if you are angry with them.  It is not as sad.  In the 4 weeks he has been gone he has called twice.  He has called his girl 4 times.  He has written twice, written her multiple letters.  I love her, so please know that I am pleased that he is attending to her.  I hope she remains in our lives.  She helped him see that he was being mean to us.  I believe BC will help your son understand that all the things you have done for him over the years will make sense.  It seems to have for us.  But, again, I will wait and see. Just so you know, you have a friend.  Let me know if you want to "chat"....

At 11:00pm on June 8, 2013, 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 discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC, and enjoy the last few days with your future Sailor before he ships. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 2:59pm on May 20, 2013, 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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