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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'm a native of South FL residing in NC. Am a substitute elementary school teacher. Eventhough I'd been told I could never have children, I had my son in my (very) late 30's! He is the sun (son) in my universe. He joined up in February 2010 and I'm adjusting to yet another "wrinkle" in my life as a proud MAA's Navy Mom. Like his Grandie, Bill, said during Chris's first leave after (his first, ever) deployment to Bahrain, "He went into the NAVY a boy & has come home a man, couldn't be prouder of him".

February 2012 UPDATE:
Chris just celebrated his 2nd year in the NAVY! He likes his deployment in Bahrain and loves working at the Kennel as Kennel Support. He's MA3 now and is hoping to get a chance to "pick up a leash" himself in the future. We are still so very proud of our "sand sailor".

HOO YAH! I wish you all "Fair winds and following seas".
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Be flexible, always provide encouragement to your sailor, be proud of who they are, who they'll become and love them. Remember, they stepped up when and where others feared to do so.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Day 2 Chris K9 Handler Training graduation week

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 10:35am 0 Comments


Day 2 with Chris. Got to spend only a couple hours with him. Disappointed, but understand. He's up at 04:00, full day, Cross Fit & then we want a piece of him. We did experience a baseline Cross Fit while he did his, full on, thing. I was happy we lived through it & surprised Al & I did as well as we did! 

After exploring a gun shop, we had wonderful Mexican at Los Barrios, YUM - YUM! Owner/chef has won a couple throw downs with Bobby Flay. We concur… Continue

For my N4M friends

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 4:59pm 0 Comments


What's so poignant about this picture?

Well, it shows a line of little girls holding hands facing the

immensity of ocean waves.

Alone they might be washed away, but together they stand strong.

Thank you each for holding my hand somewhere along the way when I was

facing a wave of my own.

I hope you will reach for my hand when your own wave threatens.

All of us girls..

Old and  young...

Near and far...

Hold… Continue

For my son's 21st birthday

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 9:47pm 0 Comments

I started connecting songs with people and happenings years ago. These are a few I've associated with my "sand sailor" since we first learned of his impending arrival 21 years ago tomorrow. (side note; I've never attached a file, sure hope this works!!!) lol


Happy Birthday to the center of my universe, my son…


Much better today, thanks for the hugs!

Posted on September 16, 2010 at 5:19pm 0 Comments

Much better today, thanks for the hugs!

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At 5:35pm on May 4, 2012, chriscwick said…
Music is a little louder,Step is lighter,Sun is brighter,Smile a bit bigger,Eyes sparkle plenty,Mood is soaring.
Our Sand Sailor called!
At 12:46pm on June 13, 2011, Rosalinda(MAA MAMA) said…

Hello, i too was not able to attend my son A School graduation, had other moms take pictures for me and thay are in FB and has soon as they where taking the pictures they where putting them up for me to see, it broght tears  to me, and know my son is in WA state Good luck to your son and family,


At 1:48pm on June 21, 2010, 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 featured 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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