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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Katy - Sailor Salty Mom
  • Female
  • San Jose, CA
  • United States

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Katy - Sailor Salty Mom's Friends

  • GFTatter
  • ProudMom
  • italian mom
  • Pinne
  • Totopogo (Son is a GM)
  • NavyWitchy (Ship09 Div346)
  • PR Mami Ship 12 Div 348
  • trishblues
  • butrfliesnstars
  • darrad(Ship09Div341)
  • Michelle
  • gabby's mom ship09 div 346
  • dohnermom
  • salpetty
  • FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

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A little about me:
Empty nester now that daughter joined Navy. She is on destroyer out of Washington State
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
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At 7:36pm on April 1, 2014, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi! The new adoption has been announced today in the Discussion Forum on Molly's Adopt A Sailor. We hope you will join us in sending some love from home to these sailors. Pat

At 2:03pm on June 5, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Katy, You are now a member of "MAS We Ship Love" so you will have access to the addresses. Shipping dates to the USS Momsen are June 17-22. If we all ship about the same time then it arrives at the same time! Thank you! Pat

At 10:51pm on October 23, 2012, PR Mami Ship 12 Div 348 said…
Hi! Shakira mentioned 28 Sailors are heading to Pensacola...not sure which divisions, tho. She 's doing IT.
At 9:37am on October 19, 2012, Michelle said…

Good Morning!

This time next week we will be attending PIR - I can hardly contain my excitement:))  Will you be attending Sarge's Meet & Greet on 10/25?  My family is attending so hopefully we will see you there.  HAPPY FRIDAY:))

At 9:34am on October 4, 2012, Totopogo (Son is a GM) said…

Hi Katy! Thank you for the freind invite. Here's to hoping there is a letter today; so far I have received all of mine on Thursdays! How is your recruit doing?

At 11:00am on September 28, 2012, gabby's mom ship09 div 346 said…

I sure will KatyM.  I received a call and three letters last week.  She said she probably couldnt call for another 2 weeks.  She did tell me that she and her bunk mate were really good friends now that would be cool if it were your daughter.  God bless and hang in there mama less than a month to go.

At 10:23am on September 20, 2012, 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! :)


At 11:27am on September 19, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie

(just click on the underlined words, it'll take you the the right page). This will help you get started. Welcome to Navy For Moms. We have a group in the San Fran Bay area. We have many members in the South Bay. Check out discussion San Francisco/San Mateo/Santa Clara Directory. Come join us.

Here is the clickable link, when the page opens up click +JOIN:

San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families Group 


BTW, If your recruit has not joined the, please ask him/her to check it out. It's a website just for recruits.


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