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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Ozzy's Friends

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At 10:54am on April 4, 2011, SailorsPrincess said…

Hey Ozzy! I saw you said your son was one of two divers?? I do believe that my boyfriend would be the other! :)


I hope you are doing well!

At 12:47pm on March 16, 2011, mamasan 4/809 said…
Hey Ozzy..saw you found the Moms of Divers  We' re on the same page.  Maybe we'll get letters this week?  And a phone call next week?  I'm really looking forward to hearing from him.
At 4:05pm on March 13, 2011, mamasan 4/809 said…

Hi Ozzy,

hmmm.  We're from Washington.  Wisconsin and Washington are close.  Easily confused during a midnight call.  Yes.  PIR is May 6.  We received two letters actually..the first said the 29th, the second said to disregard the first and that PIR was on the 6th.  My name is Cindy.  James is 18 and sooo psyched about being in the Navy.  We tried to stay up for the call, but it came so late we missed it.  James is a man of few left a very brief message saying that he arrived.  I can't believe how quick the box and the form letter came.  I'm sure you'll be receiving your letter tomorrow. 


I'm happy to be on this site.  Its a lifeline  How old is your son?  I was trying to play detective and looked at the dive school site.  Since they obviously didn't make the class starting on April 25, it looks like the next one doesn't start until July 18, unless they add one.  He'll go nuts if he has to wait until then, it will be a very interesting couple of months!  smile.


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Thanks for friending me...I'm sure we'll get to be good friends by the time May rolls around.


At 2:21pm on February 9, 2011, nicksmum said…

Hi ozzy, we live in San Diego, just found out my son Nick is probably leaving the 8th for meps. boy do I have a lump in my throat. I am hoping to spend some time with him at the hotel and possibly the airport. He will probably be annoyed but we will see how it goes.


At 1:33pm on June 7, 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

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