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


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My son is a Petty Officer on a sub.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
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He has grown into a man that I am very proud of.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 5:53pm on October 20, 2013, hikermom said…

Nancy, How are you? How is Norm? Thinking of you both...

At 2:25pm on April 13, 2013, Charlene101 said…
Hi Nancy,
Finally able to log on. It's nice having something in common
With both our sons in the Navy. You put me more at ease the other
Day talking to you. Thanks.
At 11:19pm on November 21, 2011, John and Yvonne said…

Nancy USS Boise,

Yvonne Wagner here. Does your son have a place to go for Thanksgiving?We have friends in Groton who also open their home and they said they would be happy for any sailors who don't have anywhere to go for Thanksgiving to invite them to join them.  Let me know and I can get you their information.


At 12:23am on November 16, 2011, MM89Beth said…

Wow, you have lots of family!

That must be nice.  I hope some live near you so you can enjoy them :)

Our older daughter lives in Florida :(

You're a school teacher.  What a great profession to choose.

What is Ian's rate, or job?

I hope the boys get a special dinner for Thanksgiving.

Time for bed here.

Beth :)

At 8:03pm on November 15, 2011, MM89Beth said…

Hi Nancy,

My son reported to Pt. Loma in San Diego Oct. 1st.

We were able to enjoy some time with him here at home after "A" School graduation.

Since his boat (USS Albuquerque) was deployed, he was flown to Guam to meet them.

He was able to call when he arrived!

We've gotten one short email since then.  I can't help worrying about him.  It makes it difficult because we know so little of what he's doing, eating, sleeping etc...

Is your son stationed in VA?

How are you doing?

We have 2 kids but they are both so far away now.  Also recently retired and going through empty nest syndrome :(

Oh, forgot to answer your question, sorry!  Los Angeles Class Fast Attack submarine.

He, (Zac) said he bunks in the torpedo room.

I didn't mean to ramble on so much!

Thanks for friending me.

Beth :)

At 12:13am on May 31, 2011, jim'scupcake said…

Hey Nancy...i am very familiar with the Bay Area.  I was born in San mateo, lived in Foster City and graduated from Burlingame High ( that to much info to give online??...I would be mad if my kids gave that much info to a stranger online).  Very exciting~this Navy journey.  I had joined the Army right out of, i have a "slight" insite...but the military has changed..and the Navy is a whole lot different!!


Thanks for friending me.



At 2:35am on February 27, 2011, Sash said…
How cool! I am in a sorority at state too. Not one in the houses but I founded it on campus. My fiance went to groton. Is your son going to school there?
At 9:56am on May 10, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Hi Nancy,

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 featured 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! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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