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 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).  

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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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'm the proud momma of a son who is currently at RTC in Great Lakes, a grown daughter who is a momma herself, and a rambunctious 8 year old little boy.
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Moving On

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 3:05pm 2 Comments

It's been awhile since I've posted to my blog. I think it's because my baby boy has graduated from boot camp. He's moved onto his new school in Charleston. He is no longer a recruit. He's actually a sailor.

We are facing him graduating from his A-school and moving onto power school in the next few days. I am truly excited about this next milestone in his life, but I can't lie and say that it doesn't scare me. Every milestone that he makes with his schooling just brings us another step…


For the Moment

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments

One week ago, my son swore his allegiance to serve his country with a group of men and women known as the United States Navy. I can't say that it hasn't been rough.

But for the moment, there are no tears. My heart is still lonely- aching because a piece of it is with my son.

For for the moment, I can smile to know that we have both made it through this first week.

For the moment, I can gaze at his photo, truly wondering how much he has already learned.

For the…


Until I See You Again

Posted on September 18, 2011 at 5:20pm 1 Comment

A piece of my heart left just a little while ago, and what remains behind is shattered into a million pieces. My son has embarked on his journey of self discovery in the land known as Boot Camp.

For the moment, my heavy heart and constant tears outweigh my pride. It doesn't mean that I'm not proud of him because I am, but I need the time to adjust to him not being around, to the silence that his absence brings to my…


Final Hours

Posted on September 18, 2011 at 9:03am 0 Comments

As usual, I'm awake and moving around before anyone else in the family. But I'm sure it's not going to take long for everyone to start stirring because we are down to the final hours before my son leaves to start this grand, new adventure called boot camp.

Of course, it probably doesn't help that I have a pan of frying bacon on the stove either!

For the moment, I'm okay. I can't say that my insides are at peace with all of this because my emotions are still in a constant…


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At 8:20pm on September 16, 2011, JUDY said…

He held me. Wow, brought tears to my eyes remembering those same feelings. Hang in there momma, I ain't gonna lie, it's a tough roller coaster ride of emotions. Come here often for support. There are lots just like us on this journey so never feel you're alone. Don't be afraid to ask questions, the only dumb question is the one not asked. Take time out for yourself and stay busy, it helps. Heartfelt thankful blessings to your recruit and family.

...sincerely, Judy

Oh, and try Facebook's United States Navy Recruit Training Command site. It's awesome!

At 3:04pm on July 21, 2011, 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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