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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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

B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to NavyMom08's discussion 'Holiday Liberty'
11 hours ago
Sewmom replied to Sewmom's discussion 'Starting OCS' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
12 hours ago
NavyMom08 posted a discussion
12 hours ago

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.


Mike's Mom
  • Female
  • Toledo, OH
  • United States

Mike's Mom's Friends

  • Kim
  • BrendansParents
  • Jane
  • Boys R Us(ship07/div303)

Mike's Mom's Groups

Mike's Mom's Discussions

What needs done now?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norah May 23, 2011. 6 Replies

My son leaves end of June for bootcamp, what should be doing to help him financially.  He is going to put me on his bank account so I can have access to that, but is there anything else??

Just getting started

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChrisAmo Aug 29, 2010. 1 Reply

My son has talked about going into the military since he was in junior high, and now that he's 18, he's decided on the navy.  He goes on tuesday to take the ASFAB (sorry is the lingo is wrong).  How…Continue


Mike's Mom's Page

Profile Information

A little about me:
Mom of 2 boys, married, work full time.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

Comment Wall (9 comments)

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

Join Navy For Moms

At 12:56pm on August 24, 2011, BrendansParents said…
13 seconds. That should be a gimmie. If its true that means he's picked up over 2 minutes since the last test so 13 seconds should not be that much harder. Our flight tomorrow will be in the air around the time they start calling with the news so hopefully when we land at O'Hare we'll have a great mssg to listen to. I'll have to change my voicemail mssg to let him know we're on the way. Thanks for passing along the info. If you hear anything else please let me know.
At 12:38pm on August 23, 2011, BrendansParents said…
Someone from the site let me know I was not suppose to use last names on here so I had to change our login name. But it's still us. We're still waiting on our call and have our fingers crossed it will come today.
At 7:33pm on August 19, 2011, BrendansParents said…
Ouch, 15 minutes. The boy is built like a lineman. Short and stocky. We all knew including Brendan that the run was going to be his biggest challenge. I have to have faith the instructors in FIT are trained motivators and can get the most from the recruits under them. Congrats to Mike and your call. We're looking forward to meeting you and Mike in less than a week.
At 12:46pm on August 19, 2011, BrendansParents said…
Thanks. I was reading another post on the FIT section on this site and a mother had a daughter that failed the run and was unable to pass in time to graduate with her Div but she went to the PIR anyway since everything had already been paid for (same as us) and she was not given a call to let her know she was not graduating on time. The instructors still gave her a couple of hours with her daughter on base so we're still planning to fly in next week regardless. I also learned he would not be able to go through Battlestations with 270 because he will be taking his retest today but there is Battlestations all next week he could go to with other Divs and still graduate on time so we're keeping our fingers crossed.
At 5:38pm on August 10, 2011, BrendansParents said…

Yep. we're on FB. My page is


Brendan's mom can be found from my page too. It would be nice if they got sent the same time to A school. I know when I was their age in the Army it was a rather large culture shock and any kind of normalcy was more than welcome. I go to the site you mentioned daily to see if they have Div 270 pics posted. So far I can not tell but I look really hard. We hope Brendan is not a grad-n-go so we can spend the day with him Friday after PIR. We fly back home Saturday morning but it would be great to take him out to eat for a traditional Chicago style pizza while we're there. We would love it if you and Mike could come along. I know it would mean a lot to our sailors.

At 8:26pm on August 9, 2011, BrendansParents said…
Yep, we got our call yesterday. Brendan's mom was upset she was at work when it came but I talked enough for the both of us. He mentioned Battlestations but I was unsure of the date. I told him to do his best and that me and his mom already booked the room and bought non-refundable airline tickets so there's no pressure. We're looking forward to meeting everyone. I know your son and our son have really been helping each other these past few weeks. It would be great if they could get stationed somewhere togother. I know Brendan is going to Pensacola after boot camp for A school. Just hope he's not a grad-n-go so we can spend a few hours with him.
At 6:05pm on August 9, 2011, BrendansParents said…
I just booked a room for me and his mom at the Ramada ( I hope that's the hotel with the meet and greet) and ordered our plane tickets. Now the waiting continues for the 26th.
At 12:16pm on August 9, 2011, BrendansParents said…

You must be Mike Faher's mom. Brendan (or SR Mann as they call him) told us about your son as well. He said they spend their time encouraging each other and getting each other through the homesick times. I'm glad you posted on our wall. I was doing searches and could not find a Faher anywhere.


This is is father (also named Mike) by the way. Brendan's mom (Michelle) is at work to often to check on the site so I took up job.

At 4:48pm on August 23, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

© 2021   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service