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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A little about me:
Single mom, only child. So proud of him and his choices!

But reinventing myself is hard.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Be strong and positive and think about what my son needs.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:57am on September 15, 2015, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hi there - how is your son doing?  I sent you a friend request & a PM.

At 11:15pm on April 13, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted."

At 7:22am on October 9, 2012, frogkisses said…

Hi son had his PIR last weekend. I see you are about a month behind me since your son had his PIR. Now my boy is down in Goose Creek. I am trying to connect with other Nuke moms. Jen 

At 9:27am on September 15, 2012, karens (alumni ship 13-Div 366) said…

Beth, my SR asked that at PIR it be me, his two brothers and my daughter in law.  Since he is going NUKE we will probably only have about 9 hours with him.  My three boys are very close and used to spending lots of time together. David is the baby, my middle son is 10 years older than him, oldest son is 13 years older, since I have been a single mom since David was 10, with sole custody of him (long story) his big brothers have taken on the role of adult male role model.  So I will honor his request and make the time we have together about family.  Message me with your long story,

At 8:58pm on September 5, 2012, Kellyd said…
Hi Beth.

My son leaves on 9/26 from Maine but we live in SC. He joined in NH. Anyway, my husband is a retired Nuke Officer and we live inColumbia,SC.

I would love to have your son and anyone else who needs a home for the weekend to come over. We all have to watch out fr each other right?

Besides my husband would love talking shop with these guys.

Please let me know if we can help.

Kelly/Gabe's mom
At 8:14am on August 20, 2012, diannep said…

What division is your SR in?  I ask because I saw where you said the next call would be Fri,  Aug 31st for that division.  That should be the I'm a Sailor call.  Trying to figure out which divisions will be going through on that Thurs night.  Thanks!

At 8:57pm on August 6, 2012, Dzmom91 said…

Hi!  Thank you so much for responding "in my time of need!"  I miss him so much my heart hurts!  I understand what you mean about it being hard to reinvent yourself.  I'll be praying for you as well!

At 5:43pm on July 26, 2012, 4camps said…

I am glad I am not the only who thinks navigating on here is tough!

At 11:49am on June 21, 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! :)


At 1:39pm on June 18, 2012, Pat said…
Welcome aboard! Come join us on the Indiana group page on this website. You will also want to look into the MEPs and DEPs group page, as well as the Boot Camp group page.

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