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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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.

Format Downloads:

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Tina - socalnavymom
  • Female
  • Ontario, CA
  • United States

Tina - socalnavymom's Friends

  • Shirley
  • SandyShip11div90 ma of 2 sailors
  • Sailormom
  • texasmom Ship 11 Div 179
  • Navy Mom Lisa (Ship 11 Div. 128)
  • Pam from NH (Ship 11/Div 127)
  • bobbysproudmom

Tina - socalnavymom's Groups


Tina - socalnavymom's Page

Profile Information

A little about me:
I have a daughter, bonus daughter and a son
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

Comment Wall (7 comments)

You need to be a member of Navy For Moms to add comments!

Join Navy For Moms

At 12:58pm on October 13, 2013, momand4more said…
Hi Tina I would like that... Are you going to the luncheon in Riverside today?
At 11:52pm on March 28, 2011, Navy Mom Lisa (Ship 11 Div. 128) said…
Hi Tina.  How are you? My son got to Great Lakes on Feb. 10th.  I miss him so much.  But, I'm excited I get to see him next week.
At 11:18am on March 13, 2011, SandyShip11div90 ma of 2 sailors said…

Hi Tina. Wow you are down the street. My husbands works in Ontario at a processing center for home loans. 

My son told me that on the weekend they are allowed to wear civilian clothes. So he wants me to drag this huge luggage to Chicago April 8 and put it in a storage for him to get Monday when he starts school. He stays there in GL for A school. So confusing and expensive.

Keep in touch and lets keep our boys in our prayers



At 3:28am on March 13, 2011, SandyShip11div90 ma of 2 sailors said…

Hi Tina!!


 I live in Whittier and you? My sons PIR is April 8 and  we are going. Counting the days. Do you know by any chance when we take our sons their civilian clothes. My son wants to take so much stuff that it fits in a big luggage. I don't know what to do. 





At 11:37pm on February 22, 2011, jim'scupcake said…
Hi Tina...I forgot if I answered this.  This site is a little confusing at times.  I haven't seen to many from our division, so that is good that we found eachother.  Do you plan on going to PIR?  My husband and I are...we are from Northern CA.  And being fro CA it seems that we got our box a few days later and the form letter a few days later.  Good luck to us all!
At 4:36pm on February 19, 2011, carols_kitchen said…
Ah, Tina, he is a cutie.
At 12:38am on January 31, 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! :) 



© 2021   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service