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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My daughter left for boot camp august 08, 2011. Had to deal with a military hater on facebook

Started this discussion. Last reply by alysesmom Sep 6, 2011. 9 Replies

As if it was hard enough keeping a smile on my face while knowing i wouldnt see my daughter every day.... I had a message from someone on facebook saying all people in a uniform and gun should go…Continue


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My daughter is in her 5th week of boot camp. Im so proud of her. I miss her like crazy but am excited for all the great things she gets to do. Its in her blood or something. Man she has guts.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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My daughter has a passion to be in the Navy. It is so awsome that she will have an opportunity to go to college. She now can do anything she wants to do
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Short on travel funds

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 2:25pm 7 Comments

My daughter graduates 9/30/11. I moved the same time she went to boot camp. Im a single mom, trying to get a job to survive. I have been listening to how much room cost a night are. The rates seem decent but its still allot of money to come up with on my budget or her boyfriends budget. In this economy i know im not the only one. I live close enough i can drive there. What options are available for moms or dads like me?

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At 10:52am on August 23, 2011, BunkerQB said…
Hope you are doing well. Are you preparing for PIR?  Hope your family gets to see her.
At 2:51pm on October 8, 2010, Pat said…
Welcome aboard! Come join us on the Indiana group page on this website!
You will also want to look into the DEPPER and Boot Camp groups.
Check out the tab "Groups" just under the banner at the top of this page and then use the 'search' block.
You will find all kinds of helpful information and support on these pages.
At 11:51am on October 8, 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 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! :)

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