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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  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • United States

Carolyn's Friends

  • Mikat55
  • JoAnna ship14 div317
  • sparkyjo-PIR 09/21/12 Div 303
  • MyAngel94 (Ship 14 Div 317)
  • FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW
  • diannep
  • Anna
  • abbyblue

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A little about me:
I am the mother of 3 wonderful children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. My youngest child left for BC on the 6th of Aug. My husband and I retired from the Army in 2002 and, even though I am a little apprehensive about our youngest being so far away, we both are extremely proud and supportive of the decision.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 7:49am on September 19, 2012, diannep said…

Thanks so much for the BS date.  That is what I figured since they will go first.  Have a good day!

At 8:02pm on August 28, 2012, Dzmom91 said…

Carolyn, just curious which ribbon you went with?  I'm having a hard time with silver, navy with gold...choices! 

At 12:24am on August 23, 2012, MyAngel94 (Ship 14 Div 317) said…
Carolyn...Did you see the pictures of our girls...check out U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command on Face Book they have DIV 317 All girls pics on there....Awesome
At 7:29pm on August 16, 2012, ship 14 division 317 said…

hi just found out my daughters in this division...i see you mentioned there was something special with this division...." what is you have me excited.....are they up for

At 5:59pm on August 8, 2012, Anna said…

Thank you for the friend request!!!!

At 5:02pm on August 8, 2012, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly caring group of moms and are always willing to listen, share and help each other whenever or wherever we can. Please feel free to join our chats, we love talking about everything from work, family, weather - whatever. Plus the joyful and anxiety filled journey of being a Navy Mom!!!  My husband and I are both Navy vets and even I was a little apprehensive when my daughter left for boot in 08.  She is out now, but her twin sister is in her 5th week of OCS training.  We also have a son serving his 8th year and he just reenlisted for 6 more!!  So welcome to the Navy journey now - - we look forward to learning about you and your sailor!!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!

At 11:45am on August 8, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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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