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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At 7:44pm on January 17, 2011, pinkaboo202 - Ship 07, Div 47 said…
It was so nice meeting you. I hope you had a wonderful time with your Sailor this past weekend.
At 10:38am on January 11, 2011, pinkaboo202 - Ship 07, Div 47 said…
My son has Battlestations tonight, so I'm not expecting a call until tomorrow. Argh...the agony is overwhelming!!!
At 7:05pm on January 10, 2011, pinkaboo202 - Ship 07, Div 47 said…
I'm leaving on Thursday morning and flying into Milwaukee. I'll be staying at the Ramada. I wanted to be where the meet 'n greet was. What about you? Are you coming to the meet 'n greet?
At 2:26pm on January 8, 2011, pinkaboo202 - Ship 07, Div 47 said…
Congratulations to you! I can't wait to get my call.
At 3:10am on December 28, 2010, blessedsailorsmom ship12div 039 said…
It depends on the div ...  ours was div 039 ship 12 ... What is yours ? I have pics! my email is
At 10:25am on December 13, 2010, Proud AO Mom said…

My son is headed to A-School in Pensacola.  They will leave for the aiport at 03:00 hours Saturday.  They usually fly out of Midway but not always.  If they are going by charter plane you will not be able to wait with him.  Arrangements for travel are usually made the week of graduation.  Send this to your son and have him give it to you at graduation.  Grad N Go Questions.doc  Midway and O'Hare will allow you a pass to the waiting area but your sailor must be with you.  The USO have a waiting area just for the military and their families.  You can give them their cell phones, lap tops etc at the airport. 

At 3:17pm on December 10, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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