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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A little about me:
I'm a liberal Democrat, who has raised a son who loves and wants to serve his country. I hate the idea of war, but understand that the best way to avoid war is to be prepared for it...My son will go to Monterey to study Crypto-Linguistics after BC- either Arabic or Mandariin.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
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At 1:44am on March 31, 2011, Rebecca4 said…
Absolutely--friend me!  I'm not on the site as often as I would like between work and my daughter's activities, but I do check in.
At 6:24pm on March 27, 2011, Rebecca4 said…
Oh, and we are not military people in any way!  But, still so proud of our boy and his accomplishments in the Navy.  And, it is very cool to see everyone in their uniform, the flag, music, etc. at PIR.  Not to mention looking for your child in the sea of uniforms!
At 6:23pm on March 27, 2011, Rebecca4 said…

I don't think they will call him any sooner.  My son left on the date they had given him.  But, others may have a different story!  I believe the Navy has a waiting list, so unless he changes jobs, he will probably go in mid-November.  It is hard on them while they are waiting to go!

Our son will be here for 10 days on leave in April--so looking forward to it!  He will leave on his first long tour in May.  We attended PIR (graduation) from our son's BC--it was great!  It is so overwhelming and you are just so proud of your kid.

At 12:03am on March 26, 2011, Rebecca4 said…
Welcome Leslie1200 to the SF Bay Area group!  There is lots of information on our site and lots of knowledgeable parents, spouses, etc!  It was a lifeline for me when my son first joined the Navy.
At 7:28pm on March 21, 2011, BunkerQB said…

We have a dim sum meet and greet in Oakland on April 2 at the Legendary Palace from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Please join our local group - and meet all the wonderful moms, wives, girlfriends, dads, aunties, uncles - all over the Bay Area - I have several directories compiled for you to find people in your immediate area. We just hosted a brunch for a sailor (on leave) and his family who live in Fremont. We have two casual lunch meet and greets in San Carlos and Burlingame. We have a BBQ in Walnut Creek in July.

Just click on the link below, then click +JOIN (located on the upper right) when you get to the group's main page. After you join, post a comment - tell us something about your son/daughter.

San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families

Welcome to Navy For Moms and look forward to meet you. BunkerQB

At 10:06am on March 21, 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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