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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Started this discussion. Last reply by KppNavygirl Mar 17, 2010. 4 Replies

Greetings to all Navy Moms...I am excited about this site as well as my daughter taken on the challenge of joining the Navy...(whew) I'm sure this discussion has come up but I havent seen it or…Continue


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"I am 25/15...:-) first time Navy Mom..I am married to my High School Sweetheart for 17yrs and counting. We have two beautiful daughters SR Kiara, 18 and Kiyra 15. I'm an Assoiciate Minister at my church where I serve in many capacities, but my most enjoyable one is singing in the choir and working with the young people. Mr. KppNavygirl is the Asst. Chairman Deacon, and he too wear many hats. We are excited about the challenge our oldest daughter has taken by joining the Navy. We feel it will be beneficial for her and allow her to better her education, travel the world and support her country. We also like to take family trips to share quality time with our kids and to establish everlasting memories. I love interior decorating, meeting people and singing. With all of these things noted I must note that I am excited and extremely nervous....ha-ha but I am prayerful for my daughter and other troops in all branches....
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At 10:33am on April 5, 2010, DCM_Mom(Ship12Div179) said…
Hi KppNavygirl. Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Since my son left on 3/9, I have been wondering who boot camp is hardest on, the recruits or the moms! I've come to the conclusion that it is definitely the moms!! :*) I was at one of my worst moments since Dylan left and found myself at this website looking for something, anything, to make me feel better. Reading the posts and discussions helped me to realize that I am not the only one going through this. That understanding helped lessen the feelings of helplessness and lonliness. Since then, I have been on the site every day, reading suggestions and trying to share my own, knowing that we are all going to get through this, both us parents and our children. We'll get through it because we all have each other for support. =)
At 5:41pm on March 24, 2010, Regina said…
Hi there, I am staying at homewood suites. It has fridge and also a hot breakfast in the lobby. I booked the room with the flyer that came with the form letter. It has a code for Navy families. With the discount it came to about $75 a night. Hope that helps. It looks like a nice hotel. With the fridge we can have food in the room and the breakfast they offer it seemed like a good deal. Look over those brochures we received, each hotel has a special code. Hope this helps and Good Luck!
At 12:05pm on March 16, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Hello Welcome to Navy For Moms! Check out this group . I think that you will find it very helpful in answering any questions that you may have. (You will also meet so great people)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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