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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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.


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At 10:23pm on May 25, 2014, NevadaMom Ship 11 Div 194 said…

hi there! go glad to hear from you, my SR PIR is 6/6 and she stays in GL for A school for 221 days.  I live in Minden and work in Carson.  is there a blue star moms group in Carson that you might know of?

At 9:53pm on September 24, 2013, Shesh said…

So glad to hear from another Mom with a son in AG.  How long has your son been in the Navy?  As you know, mine just started BC today!  I miss him so much already and hope he handles everything okay.  He's kind of shy and I don't want that to go against him.  He's 24 so at least he's not a kid that will be push around.  He went to 4 years of college for Forestry Management but decided the Navy was something he wanted to do.  We live in Wisconsin so we're close to GL but since I can't see him it really doesn't matter!

It's so nice of you to reach out & offer help to us newbies.  If you don't mind, I'll probably have lots of questions as the days go by. 

My real name is Stephanie.  I'm a nanny for some little girls that call me Shesh.  :)

At 10:40pm on September 2, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…
Hi there KristineLynn...I recently created an event for us Nevada Moms to get together this month. Hope you can make it! Here's the link:
At 10:43pm on August 12, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…

Hey how cool that we have the same real name!  I'm so glad you stumbled upon me in Christian Chat.  I sent you an invite to the Nevada Moms group.  I hope you'll join us over there.  There are quite a few Moms who are up here in Northern Nevada and a few just sent their recruits off to BC.  I am in the process of planning on putting together a Northern Nevada N4M potluck picnic in September to build a local network for us and hopefully get a few more local Moms involved.  

I grew up in Carson City and now live in Reno.  My Mom still lives in Carson and I visit her about twice a month.  I would love to get together with you some time.  You are so lucky that your son is stationed out of San Diego.  My son is really hoping that after he finishes all of his Nuke school training that he will be stationed out of San Diego.  We'll see...I hope so!

At 10:42am on March 14, 2012, 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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