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:
I am a single mom raised both my boys pretty much by myself. I am a medical assistant. Love the Lord, ride a Harley, enjoy making jewelry. I make jewelry mainly feathers,crystals, and silver. My two sons are my life. I have two dogs Waldo and Clark. A old cat named zippy and a younger cat named Kiki . And I am not good at talking about myself :)
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My son Daniel has only been in since October 2012. And he is in the Meditranian Sea on th USS NIMITZ. I am very proud of my son and the sailors. At this time I am very concerned.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Just in the last month I have learned and experienced what a strong family bond there is between the Navy moms and the sailors. This site has given me a huge comfort. God is in control and I have to remember that daily.

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At 6:14pm on October 5, 2013, spomss said…

love the pic of the doxie sticking the tongue out!  

At 10:57am on September 27, 2013, my4boys said…

thank you brenda you have a great day too

At 10:23pm on September 24, 2013, proudmom63 said…

Welcome to the group!

At 6:15pm on September 17, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Code%20for%20N4M%20My%20Page.docx gives the directions for adding lace and swirls to this page. It used to be an option on the site, but there were some problems with the code (the corners didn't meet and the banner at the top was messed up). Due to those problems, it was removed as an option. When I first joined, I had just had a class in HTML code and so I was able to fix the problems with the code.

At 9:23pm on September 16, 2013, KrisA said…

I had some good contact once they he got back to Bahrain.  I just wish I knew when they were coming home!

At 11:07am on September 16, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You are very welcome.

At 11:18pm on September 15, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You may want to join AB - Moms. That group and the groups mentioned below are groups on Navy for Moms and are clickable links. To join a group, click on the group name and after the group page opens, click on "+ Join..." in the upper right.

At 1:17am on September 8, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You may want to join USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and CARRIER Families!. What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well.


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