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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My daughter Morgan started boot camp at great lakes 08/22/11. I miss her so much I can hardly stand it. Im proud of her, Im supportive and Im so afraid. Graduation 14 Oct 2011. SHIP 07 DIV 345
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At 11:49am on September 4, 2011, julieb1019 said…
i sent you a detailed response to your inbox.  I think that it is easier to write that way.  Julie
At 7:51pm on September 3, 2011, julieb1019 said…
Kimmer your daughter is so beautiful! She looks like she is very sweet too.  this has a good week.  Mark sent 3 letters home and said that he is nominated for an academic award for highest GPA  and his division won the Captain's Cup yesterday.  PIR is next Friday too. You will be amazed at the change that your daughter makes from the start of BC to when she is finishing.  I find Mark to be so confident smart strong and quite motivated in a way that I have ever seen before.  He is fresh out of high school and was a lazy teen at home.  He will be going to A school in Va for Intelligence Specialist.  What will your daughter be doing.  Hope you get the form letter soon so you can send your letters. Let's stay in touch  Julie
At 12:25am on September 2, 2011, julieb1019 said…
Hi kimmer great to hear from you. How are you holding up? Julie
At 1:35am on September 1, 2011, Margie 07/345 said…

Hi Kimmer!  So glad you found us!  We are up to 3 sailors from Texas!! and 3 female sailors.  yay jkruth...I am sooo happy for her, she was the only one with a daughter for awhile.  But we are still one Family!!  Please join us on facebook, my link is.....
At 3:09pm on August 31, 2011, jkruth said…
So far you are the only other mother of a daughter in the 07/345 that I have come across. Did your daughter get her hair cut before she left? Nikki did, it was so short. She hated it.
At 5:04pm on August 29, 2011, 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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