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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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.


Britt<3Corpsman Wife
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  • Whittier, CA
  • United States

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At 5:50am on March 22, 2014, MichelleA_ said…
Thank you so much for the info! :) I really appreciate all thAt I can get! I agree with you when you suggested we move down there and see what is right for us... But where do we stay in the meantime? Is that what you guys did? Where did you stay? Also, I noticed the homes you are staying in are about 20 25 min away from the hospital... Does your husband work at the hospital? How is the commute? I've read online that we should stay away from bridges and tunnels seeing as the traffic can be so unpredictable.
:/ last question I promise! Lol have you heard anything about "The Myrtles" ? They are about 5 min from hospital ... Another lady on here turned me on to them so I was just wondering if you had an opinion on them :)Thanks again! Any little information helps! We really have no idea what we are doing haha
At 11:42am on July 20, 2012, amanda621 said…

I wish I had read your comment about slipping a note in your husband's wallet before he left for Boot Camp!! I would have loved to have done that for my son. As for your tips about letter writing I am going to definately start now and keep writing until he sends me the form letter on where to send them.

At 5:08pm on June 22, 2012, diannep said…

accepted your friend request!

At 1:29pm on November 3, 2011, CorpsmanWife said…
He is in one of the last classes for A school in GL. Yes all Corpsman go to SA now.
At 12:12pm on November 3, 2011, CorpsmanWife said…
His A school was 14 weeks. And about halfway through he was able to pick his next orders. From his experience a lot went to FMTB, some went on to their first duty station, and some went to a C school. Almost everyone who went to C school is now going through FMTB.  Once he gets to phase 2 in A school he will have all weekend liberty. I was able to visit him once during the weekend. We stayed in Chicago off base from Friday night until Sunday night, so I highly suggest you visit him :) oh and he started A school a week after boot. Right now we are stationed at Parris Island, SC and he works in the ER for the marine recruits. He likes the extra training.  I'm enjoying it for the most part. I love being back with my husband! Lol we've been apart is Jan. It is a different life style but I am just trying to make the most of it. Once you get to where you are going to be stationed just jump in head first on making a life there :) 
At 10:18pm on November 2, 2011, CorpsmanWife said…
Hi! I'm in the corpsman mom group and saw you had some questions. We just went through boot, a school, and FMTB this year. I'd be happy to answer any questions that I can for you. 
At 2:02am on July 16, 2011, skell456 (AO wife) said…

Hello,  I would like to welcome you to our group at

We have lots to share hope to hear from you soon!!!

At 12:31pm on March 10, 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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