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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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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.)

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


IBeeTunechiLee"s Mom
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  • Burlington, NC
  • United States

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A little about me:
I am very proud of the decision that my son made.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Our Sailors safety is the most important...
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Thankful Mom

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 4:16pm 0 Comments

My Sailor just got home. I am happy that I am going to spend the Christmas holidays with my Sailor....He reminded me that next year it won't be like this. I am very thankful for the time we are able to spend together!!!!  

My son reminded me I was a Navy Mom

Posted on December 6, 2011 at 10:26am 2 Comments

We really had a very nice Thanksgiving  with our Seaman at home....Had to take him to Norfollk this past weekend(hmmm) is all I can say. I was very impressed to say the least. He asked me "momma are you going to cry," he told me I had to man up since I was a Navy Mom.... I had to be bold and say no~even though I was melting on the inside. He never saw a tear. I am a Proud Navy Mom!!!

Thanksgiving with my Sailor

Posted on November 22, 2011 at 10:09pm 1 Comment

I have so much to be thankful for. My son called me before 6 am this morning  EXCITED.... to let me know that he passed his final test before he graduated from school today!!!!  After lunch I got another call to tell me he had Graduated. About an hour or so later. He called me to tell me "He loved me and thank you momma" I was a little teary eyed......but still thankful!

Home sick Momma

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 10:53pm 4 Comments

Today has been a real challenge for me. I think that I am the one that is homesick. Missing my son. I know that he is off to bigger and better things in his life and I am so thankful for that. I just miss my son. He always know the right words to put a smile on my face. Thankful for a better day. I know that I would have days like this......Just to hear him say "Momma or Michelle" would be priceless.

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At 2:55pm on November 3, 2013, Adam'sProudMom said…

You're not a badnavymom, IBee! I hope you CAN make it next time! Our tentative date is February 8th. We've kind of outgrown IHOP (which is very crowded and doesn't have enough parking), so we're talking about moving to one of the other places in the same area, such as Golden Corral or Cracker Barrell, maybe.

At 11:43am on July 24, 2012, Cynthia said…

Hi IBee, My son's name is Bagley.  Like I said he is a "newbie."  He just graduated from Boot Camp June 1st, so all of this is new to him.  I see you are from Burlington, NC.  I'm from Elizabeth City, but my husband is from Michigan, so after he got out of the Navy, we moved back to the West Michigan area to be closer to his family.  My family still lives in EC, and they were excited that my son was going to be stationed in Norfolk.  He's about 45 minutes from them and he got to spend his last weekend with them before he flew out to meet the ship.  Looking forward to getting to know you and all of the moms and dads on this website better.  Cynthia

At 8:49pm on May 20, 2012, Brit'sMom said…

Glad to meet you...and look forward to getting to know you better...


At 11:30pm on September 28, 2011, abbyblue said…
At 12:24am on September 14, 2011, jill said…


i am a seaman mom from greensboro, on burlington side.  it has been a very interesting journey.  navy for moms has been a life saver for me.  we knew nothing about the military.i am more that glad to answer any questions, or just be an ear to hear how you are feeling.  my son graduated bc 6 -17-2011.  he is a different young man now, than the one that left for the great lakes. and it is GREAT. my husband and i could not be happier for our son.  he has grown up a lot. he is now in class c, and very excited about the career he has chosen.good luck!!!!!

At 3:07pm on August 30, 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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