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.

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

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


Lorilei (Ship09/315)
  • Female
  • Carthage, IL
  • United States

Lorilei (Ship09/315)'s Friends

  • eplee
  • proudmom
  • JUDY
  • cantom
  • Genbrit-GM GL
  • Momof3 (B's Mom)
  • salpetty
  • Yvie
  • sdfavors
  • Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

Lorilei (Ship09/315)'s Groups


Lorilei (Ship09/315)'s Page

Profile Information

A little about me:
Being a mom is the most important thing i have ever done.
I have four kids and my sailor is the oldest.
I work as a social worker and tried to pass on the message of service to my kids. Obviously, for my son, that message was heard.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I have cousins and a nephew who have served but frankly, I have been very concerned, especially with a war going on.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

Comment Wall (10 comments)

You need to be a member of Navy For Moms to add comments!

Join Navy For Moms

At 12:07am on September 18, 2011, Genbrit-GM GL said…

Hi Lorilei,


Glad Ryan & your son are friends.  Just got home today from a cruise that was booked long before Ryan enlisted and was sad that I missed his call as no cell phone reception in the ocean but he left me a message to say he is a sailor, yippee!!!  I was really relieved that PIR is the 23rd though as I would have hated to have missed that.  Will arrive after meet & greet but hope to meet you at PIR

At 1:56pm on September 17, 2011, cantom said…

Hi Lorilei,

Thank you fro adding me as friend. Will you be at Meet and Greet? My daughter is CTI. Looking forward to PIR!


At 8:26am on September 17, 2011, sdfavors said…
Hi my sons name is Hayward. Thanks so much. Congratulations on your new Sailor! This is awesome.
At 6:33pm on September 7, 2011, cantom said…
Salpetty, I just read your comment. That'll be useful to know. Should our SR be mentioned by name in the letters? Or would it be better to keep it general? Any suggestions are much appreciated. --mpc
At 6:31pm on September 7, 2011, cantom said…
Thanks, Lorilei. Letters will be mailed tomorrow, together with the one(s) for my SR. Please thank you son for sharing this situation with us... and you for letting us know. Regards. --mpc
At 1:15pm on September 7, 2011, salpetty said…
One more question...When you write to them, do you give them your name?  Just wondering about how to approach it.
At 1:10pm on September 7, 2011, salpetty said…

Thanks.  I assume these are all male?  It just kills me that they have no mail..but one thing we need to remember is that many people join the military to get away from bad family situations, make a fresh start, etc.


I'll get some letters out ASAP...hope it brightens thier days :)

At 3:53pm on August 13, 2011, lemonelephant said…
Hi, I just wanted to check in with you and see how you are. If there is anything I can help with, please let me know. Take care and blessings to you and yours.Delete Comment
At 10:56am on August 2, 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! :) 


At 5:33pm on August 1, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to cruise my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.



© 2023   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service