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.

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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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Welcome, bcordova1

Profile Information

A little about me:
Married 2 sons. My younger son leaves for boot camp next week. I want to know more.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
That he has so much opportunity for education, training for a career and his future. He can make the navy a long life career.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 3:58pm on April 15, 2012, Momof5 said…

that could be.  Just figured out that I had a couple of friend requests. 

At 9:35pm on March 16, 2011, Craig said…
Hey Borcordova, glad to have you added as a friend...
At 10:38pm on March 4, 2011, Riptide11/128 said…
B. tried college as well. It wasn't for him at the time, either. He's a really great kid too. He's never been in any trouble, never understood why anyone would GET into trouble. LOL  There are rules....there are laws...period. LOL  He's 21 and yes, he asked me if any of my N4Ms had a son with Nic's name, of course he used his "longer" first name, LOL  My son is very friendly, but does choose his friends wisely. I know Nic must be a really good guy, or my son wouldn't have written home, mentioning him. It's just as simple as that! LOL So.....congratulations mom, on your great kid. As for the arrangements, not yet. I'm such a cautious Claudia....I'm afraid to make them too soon and therefore curse that PIR date. I know, I need to get over it and just DO it. It's just that this division seems to be having trouble working together. Silly guys....get it together.
At 9:19am on March 3, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Good Morning, I am so happy you are interested in ordering ribbons from me. The easiest way to get the info is to send me a friend request on this site. If you are unsure of how to do that just click on my name and go to my page. On the left side click on add as a friend and send me the request. I will accept it and send you a message right away with the info for placing an order.  Be sure to check out my page on FaceBook: Unique Memory Makers. Everyone who "likes" the page will be entered into a drawing to be held March 23rd for a FREE bundle pack of Navy Scrapbook embellishments. You can also send me an email to  Thanks, Lora
At 4:00pm on February 22, 2011, judyspin said…
our son's grauation is also April 8th.  We will be coming from Northern New Jersey.  not sure which airport to aim for.
At 5:02pm on February 3, 2011, vk12392 said…
Hi. My son also leaves next week. Don't be worried. It's a good choice and we have to have faith.
At 12:05pm on February 3, 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! :) 



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