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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A Sailor's Christmas

Started Dec 23, 2008 0 Replies

Hello to all! Just want to share the poem my Sailor son sent to me. Maybe it will help some whose children are not able to be home during the holidays - mine has duty on Christmas day ;o).A SAILOR'S…Continue

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A little about me:
I have 2 sons in the US Navy. My oldest is 28 & had has PIR in January 2008. He is a corpsman and has been stationed in Fort of July 2012, he is currently in FMTB training at Camp Pendleton.

My youngest's PIR was on Sept 3, 2009. He is an aircrew rescue swimmer and is shore-based with a special warfare squadron in Norfolk.

Both of my sons are Petty Officers 3rd class - very proud of both!
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Was proud and encouraged it
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Son Leaves Pensacola & Reports to San Diego - What to do with his truck?

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 12:54pm 0 Comments

Anyone have advice on moving his truck from Pensacola to San Diego? I doubt it would make the trip if he drove it - not to mention that he really doesn't have enough time to drive it cross country. Who do you call to do this? Any ideas as to what it "might" cost? Thanks!

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At 10:10pm on August 6, 2012, DramaSoul said…

This makes perfect sense. I even deleted the post with his class number.  Can't be too careful!

At 9:27pm on August 6, 2012, DramaSoul said…

Hi TexasMomof2....sorry it took me a few hours to accept the friend request.  Wasn't at my computer and for some reason I couldn't do it from my phone!

At 9:45am on August 6, 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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