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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.


MattsMom (Division 212)
  • Female
  • Jackson, OH
  • United States

MattsMom (Division 212)'s Friends

  • LuvMySailor
  • Tangela ~ A Ceremonial Guard Mom
  • Another Navy Mom
  • Jeanne
  • VickiW Ship12 Div 147 PIR5/11
  • itzlogansmom
  • AaronsMom Brenda Ship 12 Div 147
  • CMD
  • Tina (4/9/12)
  • KikiOtter
  • cecemom
  • MomofJake92
  • OldSarge
  • Denise - browns57
  • isupporttwins

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A little about me:
I am the proud mom of 3 boys! And the proud mom of a soon to be sailor! My SR is on Ship12 Div 147, Hello all Division 147 Families!!
Since opening this acct I now have another son in BC, in Div 212!! HOOYAH NAVY!!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
You can Never prepare for them leaving no matter how proud you are!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:45pm on June 12, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Thanks. Glad you like my list of PIR groups. Keep this site active. The best way is to reply to post comment in forum and blog and in your groups.  People live to read what is posted but won't post themselves. Can't figure out the psychology of that yet ...  just the way people are. 


What a cute couple!!!  Great isn't it?

At 11:53pm on May 9, 2012, KikiOtter said…

Hi there! See you at Sarge's M&G (if you're going) tomorrow night! Oh my....we're almost there!!!! One more day 'til we see our sailors!

At 4:15pm on May 5, 2012, diannep said…

accepted your friend request!

At 7:25pm on April 30, 2012, itzlogansmom said…

I missed it... I was driving home from visiting my daughter and with the road noise (I drive a convertible) and the radio... totally missed it.  He did leave a message :)  so that helped... but I was sick to my stomach the rest of the way home.

At 11:45pm on April 29, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi, You have been approved for "MAS We Ship Love". I would encourage you to also join "Molly's Adopt A Sailor project" as that is where all the information is concerning our adoptions. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Pat

At 8:00pm on April 29, 2012, Jeanne said…

Hi ... I am doing fine. How about you? Yes, I got a call from my son. The longest call yet ... it was great!

At 3:17pm on April 21, 2012, cecemom said…

hi...did you get your call? I know how hard it's going to be on the first call. Just be strong for him...

At 7:49pm on April 15, 2012, MomofJake92 said…

Things are good!!! He is doing really good and seems happy :)  I sent him a letter about you. I havent had my phone on for a week :/  So Im down to only letter writing till I can get him my new number. How are you are your SR doing??

At 8:03pm on April 11, 2012, Tina (4/9/12) said…

thanks for adding me to your page, 

At 2:11pm on April 11, 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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