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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My son is stationed in San Diego.  He tried to end his life on 4/2.  Of course I flew down to be with him.  He is doing some better but having lots of panic attacks.  Seeing counselors, doctors, etc.…Continue


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One Graduated & One Going In

Posted on February 26, 2011 at 8:47pm 1 Comment

I just had one son that graduated boot camp on 2-11-11 and now his brother who is only 13 months younger is about to graduate high school and follow in his brothers foot steps as well as his dad's.. I am so very proud of them both, but I must say that this is gonna be a little tough... The one that is about to join is my baby.  I will now have to come realization that my little ones are all grown up now and are soaring on their own.  I am so thankful to God that there is such a wonderful… Continue

When do the SR's receive pay?

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 1:07pm 4 Comments

I am on my son's checking account and I noticed that his last paycheck was a lot less than the 1st one in December and then I think that he sent me a letter stating that they get paid on the 15th and then as well on the last day of the month.  I checked his account this morning and noticed that nothing had been posted.  Does anyone know anything about this.. Just curious.  Any info is greatly appreciated.  I only ask, because he needs me to make a purchase for his girlfriend.  Thanks so… Continue


Posted on December 16, 2010 at 9:52pm 16 Comments

I'm of course very new to all of this, but I would like to say that I am getting so much good information from everyones blogs.  I do have some questions though.  My first one is, what does PIR stand for.  Like I said, I'm new.  I'm doing better each day emotionally, but I still have my moments.  My son left on Monday, Dec. 13th and I'm starting to get anxious for the form letter, the date of graduation, etc.  I thought that yesterday was going to be the worst.  It was his 19th birthday. …


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At 4:11pm on February 3, 2011, Normaw2boyzndNavy said…
Hello Laina, I will pray for your sailor. You will be seeing him soon . Have a safe trip my sister. God Bless you and Your family, Norma
At 10:33am on January 24, 2011, Normaw2boyzndNavy said…

Well I found out why they delayed my son Andrew he is in a division that does some kind of performing. So it turns out I will not be flying I will be take a train. It is not as expensive. But do layer up becuase I hear it is really cold up there. Well YOu take care and tell your son congratulation.

At 11:38am on January 18, 2011, Normaw2boyzndNavy said…
Hi there Laina, hope you are doing good. I have not heard from you in a while. Do you have any idea why they seperated ther graduation dates?? Well say hello to your family for me. And God bless you and your family.
At 11:21am on December 21, 2010, Normaw2boyzndNavy said…

hi there Laina, I just wanted to share with you that my son finally made it home yesterday evenning. I had him a hot meal and and gave him lots of hugs and kisses. Thank you My Lord. Where would I be with out him!

At 10:38am on December 20, 2010, Normaw2boyzndNavy said…

oops on the mis spelled words need more coffee..

At 10:35am on December 20, 2010, Normaw2boyzndNavy said…

Good Mornign, my sister ..... i spoke jsut now with my sons Recruiter and he tells me that there may be a chance that he may not be able to tell me my son Andrew information. I told about your son and why would that be a problem for mine. He said I am just telling you because some thime there is a delay. I was like oh ok. Well please check and get back with me. Well I will give you the information on my son a ssoon as I get it. I hope they would be in the same division . That would be awsome don't you think!! Welll have a good week..God Bless You and your family!

At 3:55pm on December 16, 2010, 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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