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 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).  

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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Beachbum's Friends

  • Codysmom
  • sandi (Ship12,DIV321)
  • Domsmom TR
  • Cheys mom
  • Jordan's mom - ship 11 div 319
  • sharpmom4
  • ProudMama
  • Jesse's Mom
  • diannep

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Beachbum SR Ship 11 Div 320

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A little about me:
A mother with two sons and a wonderful husband of twenty five years. Youngest son just left for Navy bootcamp. Husband is a Gulf War Veteran and my Dad is a WWII Navy Veteran. Very proud of my family.
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At 12:53pm on September 14, 2012, Cheys mom said…

hello beachbum, i think our boys talk about us talking, makes me feel good that they are doing ok, they are learning a lot, having a few bumps here and there.  :)  only a few more weeks and we get to see them.

At 6:35pm on August 24, 2012, Hismom said…
Hi beachbum. You and I are almost neighbors. I live one mile north of Falcon. My son is at Goose Creek. He was at bc from 110711 to 010612. He has been at gc since that time. I see you have a lot of experience with the military. This is all new to me. My Sailor is also my only son. It is nice to know another Navy Mom is in the area.
At 4:33pm on August 22, 2012, Jesse's Mom said…

I hope so much that you get letters too!

At 5:07pm on August 18, 2012, ProudMama said…
Hey! Looks like our kids are in the same ship/div. We'll have to keep in touch!
At 1:52pm on August 18, 2012, sandi (Ship12,DIV321) said…

Hello beachbum by the way love your username!!!!! Yes i received the form letter this morning. What a great feeling. I'll tell you the emotions are like a rollercoaster. Never had so many different  emotions happening since he left.It's so crazy. This sight has helped tremendously. Looking forward to the first letter he sends home. Thanks for being there .We will make it through Keep in touch.

At 9:55pm on August 14, 2012, Jordan's mom - ship 11 div 319 said…
we received our box on friday but still have not received a letter i spoke with the recruiter and he is checking to get me an address. this is the hardest thing i have ever been through and i cannot wait until he calls me and i can hear his voice to know how he is doing. where are you from?
At 11:23am on August 8, 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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