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.

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

Navy Speak

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


  • Female
  • Houston, AK
  • United States
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • Groups (2)
  • Photos (3)
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Katiesmom's Friends

  • Sunny-Meg's Mom- Ship 09 Div 013

Katiesmom's Groups


Katiesmom's Page

Profile Information

A little about me:
Katie is my youngest and bravest!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Always show support from the home front.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

Katiesmom's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of Navy For Moms to add comments!

Join Navy For Moms

At 8:50am on June 25, 2010, Sunny-Meg's Mom- Ship 09 Div 013 said…
Hahaha! Meaghan is excited about the Mess Hall - if someone else doesn't cook it the only thing she'll make is ramen noodles. Needless to say; I'm a working Mom so we own stock in Ramen LOL!! My In-Laws live in Florida and they insist there are only two seasons there as well.....Summer and "The Frying Pan". June to August they normally come and stay with us because it's so hot there, but there winters are really nice so Katie will love it there December to April the temperature is fantastic. Tell Katie to buy a bikini for the beach! Do they sell those in Alaska?! JK !! She'll definately want to go to the beach though!
At 9:18am on June 23, 2010, Sunny-Meg's Mom- Ship 09 Div 013 said…
That's so awesome! Meg decided her choices were the Navy or nursing school, but she doesn't like being indebted (financially) to anyone so she figured at worst she'd put in her four years and get $ to pay for nursing school; at best she loves the Navy, makes a career of it, retires in 20 years with full benefits and starts a civi career after that! We definately have strong girls!! Meg will be in GL through the end of May because that's where A-school is for her. She's hoping to actually be living on a ship; preferrable an aircraft carrier so we'll see. Where is Katie's A-school? BTW, my name is Sunny and I would think graduation would be the same time for both girls as well since they are leaving for GL at the same time so we'll definately have to find each other there!
At 12:59pm on June 22, 2010, Sunny-Meg's Mom- Ship 09 Div 013 said…
What's Katie's job! Meaghan is a Gunner's Mate; she's all of 5'0" tall and 110 pounds so she's looking forward to being "the little girl that carriers a big gun"!! LOL. Prior to Meaghan, we were not a military family so this is really new to us. Meaghan used to be a competition cheerleader and missed the team environment, knowing exactly what was expected of her, beign able to count on her team and her team count on her, I think that's where the military drive came from for her. Regardless, I couldn't be any more proud and excited for her. Is Katie out of school yet? Not sure how the school system works there, but Meg graduated a couple of weeks ago. She has three beach trips planned for the summer and doesn't like the cold weather; so GL should be interesting for her! Meg will stay in GL after BC for A-school through the end of May, so she'll get to experience a long hard winter there! Where does Katie go for A-school?
At 11:41am on June 22, 2010, Sunny-Meg's Mom- Ship 09 Div 013 said…
Hi Katiesmom! My daughter leaves 10/6 as well! Can't wait to meet other parents of Navy Daughters at PIR!
At 1:43pm on May 24, 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

© 2022   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service