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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  • lln22234 (ship 14, div 333)
  • Dansmom ship14 D333
  • StaceyS
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A little about me:
Mom of 3~ages 25, 23 (my sailor) and 20
Daycare provider of 20+ years
Married 28 years
Enjoy reading, movies, camping, travel and scrap booking among other things.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I NO military experience what so ever! That's why I am trying to learn as much as I can, so I can be informed about what my sailors life will be like :)

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At 4:21pm on August 29, 2012, Dansmom ship14 D333 said…

Dan signed up for the Navy in December 2011.  He graduated from High School in June.

It was the fastest summer ever, but we had a great time with friends and family.  His Grandpa on my husbands side was in the Navy.  Can't wait for that first letter!

At 9:12am on August 29, 2012, StaceyS said…

Hi, we live just South of you between Cannon Falls and Oronoco. My son is in the same ship and Division and will be heading for Pennsecola for A school.  He is in the Navy because his Grandfather (they shared the same pride for the US) and this has been his dream since he was 8 years old.  I knew it was coming just did not think 11 years would go that fast!  :)

Keep in touch thru this journey if you wish ... take care;


At 8:48pm on August 28, 2012, dawn24d (Ship 14 Div 333) said…

You're welcome! This is new to me too, this is my 1st one to leave home. My stepdad was in the Navy but I really don't have much experience with graduations and everything. We are from Jacksonville, FL and will be driving up. We have already reserved a room at the Residence Inn in Waukegan. Have you already booked a room? Will you be attending any of the meet and greets? 

At 7:31pm on August 28, 2012, abbyblue said…


Q&A. Boot Camp Videos, Recruit TC Link, Sample Form Letter, Navy Acronyms & more.


At 1:01pm on August 28, 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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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


At 8:11am on August 28, 2012, zachsmom said…

Hi my son is ship 14 div 333...his name is ZAch...what is your sons name? You are the third mom I have found that our sons are together....I am dieing for a letter fromj=him...I am hoping the way I am Amy...glad to hear from ya anytime!!


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