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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Mail while at sea

Started this discussion. Last reply by vzz ship 12 div 48 Nov 16, 2012. 14 Replies

I just have a quick question! Does anyone know if they get mail while they are at sea? Obviously with Christmas coming I would like to know if he will get it while they are under-way or if they wait…Continue


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Profile Information

A little about me:
Well, I'm a mom of 6 and two step kids. My oldest has been talking about joining for quite some time, high school, but I think may have been a bit scared to. Now that his life has not cooperated I think he took this as a sign to follow through. I am so proud and excited for him that he will get a great education and see the world. This is an opportunity I wish all my kids would take!

9/9 PIR FANTASTIC experience!!!
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...
So far, my experience has been positive. A new relationship has formed for my son and myself. One that I will cherish always. I've learned how strong my son really is. And through his strength I am finding my own.

Deployment was the biggest test. Letting your oldest go to grow up and be a man in this way is a tough road. I only want the best for him and I hope that he takes what he can from the positive and the negative.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

Because we are INCREDIBLE!!! Great poem called Invisible Moms

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Extending an invitation

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 1:45pm 1 Comment

Hello Ladies! I am extending an invitation to any of you who are looking to make and extra income from home. Actually, it's pretty exciting. I have been doing it for 3 months and am going to be quitting my job 1st of the year! By summer, I should be able to put a down-payment on a home. If you like meeting new people and you like working from home, then please feel free and reach out to me and I can help…


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At 8:53pm on January 17, 2020, Northwoodsmom said…

Thanks so much Michelle, I am really trying. Your encouraging words help. Good luck with snow storm coming in tonight

At 5:44pm on September 27, 2011, Philly5 (Justin's proud mom) said…
HI Michelle.  Love your background on your page.  Sorry i didn't get back to you sooner, i just saw your post from a week ago.  Hope you are having a great week :)
At 4:00pm on September 22, 2011, mikesmom1122 said…

Hi Luv,

Thanks for adding me. My email is

Talk Soon


At 12:51pm on September 22, 2011, jetboss57 (Ship 9, Div 331) said…
Thanks for adding me. Thanks for your Time today.  You are a very nice person!
At 2:57pm on September 21, 2011, mikesmom1122 said…
Thank you Luv, that was sweet of you. My son doesnt have a date yet, we are waiting on some medical records, then they will go over his ASVAB scores ... We are meeting the recruiter Friday for that, and we will set up his physical and swearing in from there. It is so comforting to know that I have people to lean on...and please know, though I am not experienced with this, my ears are experienced with listening to my friends :] so i am here no matter when you may need me. BTW - Luved ur pics...xxoo
At 11:11am on September 20, 2011, abbyblue said…
Have a Great Day Friend.......
At 6:57pm on September 19, 2011, MJ (Dan's Mom) said…
Love you pictures!!!
At 11:41am on July 29, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Hi! You have been approved to join "MAS We Ship Love." You should also consider joining "Molly's Adopt A Sailor" group as we work hand-in-hand. For information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side below the members pictures, click on "New Moms Read First". If you have questions, PLEASE do not hesiate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us! Pat
At 5:11pm on June 8, 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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