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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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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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.


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Mom's BC Days 5 and 6

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 9:41am 0 Comments

So, I finally got all moved into my tiny hotel room at about 3 a.m. yesterday (Monday).  I got about 3 hours sleep and went to work.  It was a good thing... Every muscle ached and it took my mind off my heartache.  Until I went to bed last night.  I sent a text to my "future" ex-husband asking if anything had arrived in the mail.  He said, "Nope."  So, I'm still waiting for the box.... I bought some paper and envelopes yesterday... deciding to start writing to Bug, even though I can't mail…


Mom's BC Days 3 and 4

Posted on March 4, 2012 at 4:35pm 0 Comments

Well, it's 4:20 a.m. on Sunday morning.  Bug left early Thursday.  I worked on Saturday because I took time off on Wednesday and Thursday to be with him before he left...Time to try to make up hours.  It made for a really long day...but that was good as I still feel like I'm in limbo.  I don't know if his training days have actually started yet or if he's still on P days.  I suspect the latter.  It's helped to watch the videos and read about what actually happens day by day... still, I miss…


Mom's BC Day 2

Posted on March 3, 2012 at 3:11am 5 Comments

Well, I managed to make it through the second day of Bug's absence.  If you remember, I couldn't sleep last night... I finally dozed at around 5 a.m.... Of course, I have to leave for work by 6:45...Did NOT happen.  LOL.  I spend most of the time exploring the N4M site.  What a great place!  I'm still overwhelmed with it all...but have thankfully found women to share the journey.

I worked almost 11 hours today...ugh!  But it also meant I did a pretty good job being…


Outside Looking In

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 4:29am 2 Comments

It's 2 A.M. Friday morning. I watched him swear in yesterday morning.  I took his picture.  I smiled and told him how proud I was.  I got the treasured 15 second phone call.  I didn't cry... until now.  Rats.

I know it will get easier (I hope).…


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At 10:11am on March 3, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

(Running behind on my welcomes getting ready for our sailor to get home. He got home safely early this morning after running into many storms on the road.)

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.


At 10:55pm on March 1, 2012, BunkerQB said…

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck.


At 12:49pm on March 1, 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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