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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I am the mother of 3 (now grown) children. I have one daughter in the Air Force and my youngest daughter just entered the U.S. Navy after if had been her dream from the time she was just 9 years old! I am very conservative and EXTREMELY patriotic and am so incredibly proud of my daughters for serving!
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At 2:41am on January 27, 2012, Eric's Mom said…

I actually got a DOG when my son left! lol But it just isn't the same! He is my ONLY child, so it was quite a shock to have my house EMPTY for the first time in almost 20 years! The first few weeks were AWFUL! I didn't even KNOW what to do with myself! I was SO HAPPY for my son! SO PROUD of my son, and SO FEELING SORRY FOR MYSELF! lol I couldn't sleep, cried CONSTANTLY, didn't feel like eating, or cooking, or doing laundry, or ANYTHING! I write this to you, I am in the corner of my quiet hotel room. it is 12:30am here in Waukegan IL, and AGAIN I can't sleep, because in a few short hours, I am going to his GRADUATION from BOOTCAMP! And, believe it or not...I made it THIS far in ONE PIECE! From here on, I THINK I can take anything! As long as I get to hand my son his cell phone (that of course I have been paying the bill on these last 2 months, JUST to keep that "special" phone number active!) Yes..I admit I sent quite a few texts messages, to a phone sitting NEXT TO ME! Because it was HIS phone! I can't even TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I CALLED IT! Just to hear HIS voice, on HIS message! The things we do as parents! :) So, even though MY son will be 20 on Monday, my job is FAR from over! I wrote in his birthday card 20 minutes ago...Being YOUR Mom is THE MOST important job I have ever done! The pay was AWFUL! But the benefits MORE THAN made up for it! And yes, I will scream a little louder tomorrow morning! Because among  ALL those other recruits, NOW SAILORS! Is a VERY SPECIAL young man....MY SON!  

At 4:30pm on January 26, 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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