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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Shebamom liked Navy for Moms Admin's discussion NAVYforMoms (N4M) Community Guidelines
Jun 30, 2023
Trey replied to Shebamom's discussion 'Calling cards in boot camp' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"hi.. he will have a chance to buy phone cards at the NEX on one of their regular shopping trips.. it is best and easiest and he won't be the only one I promise."
Jun 3, 2023
belovedbyHim replied to Shebamom's discussion 'Calling cards in boot camp' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"OK. I see that you already bought and mailed one, so hopefully it will make it ok but just know that it's likely to go unused."
Jun 3, 2023
belovedbyHim replied to Shebamom's discussion 'Calling cards in boot camp' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Shebamom -- I Hope You see this before it's too late..... STOP!!! Do not stress yourself over getting a calling card.  They have them available at RTC and they are able to buy them there easily!! Once your Child is Done with Bootcamp the…"
Jun 3, 2023
TravelinMom replied to Shebamom's discussion 'Calling cards in boot camp' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I didn't activate the card before he left (meant to!), and I also took a pic of the front and back of it so I could check minutes on it. I had read those suggestions somewhere. You'll need to scratch off the area that reveals the PIN…"
Jun 3, 2023
Shebamom replied to Shebamom's discussion 'Calling cards in boot camp' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thanks Mom, I have a calling card mailed."
Jun 3, 2023
Diahn replied to Shebamom's discussion 'Calling cards in boot camp' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I don't think so. You'd think I could remember back to early February, but nope! I don't think we did anything with it after we bought it - he just stuck it in his wallet and did everything once he made his first call. He told me that…"
Jun 3, 2023
Shebamom replied to Shebamom's discussion 'Calling cards in boot camp' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Great I found one of the Walgreens cards. Did you activate before sending?"
Jun 3, 2023

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A little about me:
Single mom of 20 years. The youngest just joined the Navy.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Will help my son mature and provide education.
Our Navy experience so far...
is challenging and exciting.

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At 9:22am on June 2, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Welcome to the BC Mom group!! I am glad you joined!

At 8:56am on June 2, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Shebamom - Welcome to N4M - I happened to notice you had posted down in the main room chat so I thought I would come say hello. I am one of the "seasoned" moms that sticks around the Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) - Navy For Moms ( group and welcome new members. I would encourage you to click on the link to the BC Mom group and come join us. There are many groups on this site but that is the best place to be for when you child has gone off to BC. 

When you go to the group page there is a join button, in the upper right corner, I believe. Once you join the group, then you may post in the comment wall area of the group. This is where we get to know everyone and more of our members who still follow the group are likely to see your posts and reply. 

When you go to the group page, scroll down past all of the information, past the Discussions, and then you will find the Comment Wall. We would love to have you join and to come say Hi! We are here to listen, encourage, answer questions, in whatever way we are able to. 

At 1:31pm on June 1, 2023, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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