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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Navy Speak

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.


  • Female
  • Bossier City, LA
  • United States

Cretia;)sailor'smom's Friends

  • JCPDB (RP Wife)
  • Janelle~RsMom
  • Laurensmom,sh7,div279,PIR 8/13
  • My2Sailors
  • Melissa (Ship14/Div276/PIR8-13)
  • wvsuzanne (PIR 8/13 nuke mom)
  • Aliott1200 (Ship 10, Div 256)
  • jodie13
  • Karen
  • carols_kitchen

cretia;)sailor'smom's Groups


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A little about me:
Proud mom of a US Sailor!! HooYAH! Mother of 3, married to a wonderful man for 23+ years, work full time as a respiratory therapist. Love to read, cook, & spend time with friends & family.
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...
This is a wonderful place for you to learn about what your loved ones are going through, get advice on how to be supportive & you will be amazed at how quickly many of the people here will become part of your own "navy family".
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 8:21pm on October 6, 2010, Angel of Freedom said…
Hi credtia:)sailor'smom, You sound like a very busy and happy Navy Mom. I used to work full-time but had to quit due to my health so I am not as busy as I used to be. My son's been a sailor 4 years in February. He finally got orders for his first deployment and was thrilled that he was finally going to see the world. He tried to put himself through college on the scholarships he earned in high school and his father helped him with school loans. He worked 2 part-time jobs, went to school full time and played baseball. His scholarship was baseball. He was just one term away from getting his BA in teaching when his room mate stole all the money he had saved for the last term. He stepped back, talked to lots of people and then decided to join the Navy. The nuke training is so intense. People told me lots of people drop out because it is so tough. My son said the material was not so tough but they threw it at them so fast it was hard to take it all in. Sometimes he had to choose between sleeping or studying so he could pass a test. He called the other day and said "Hi Mom, I'm in S. Korea." He sounded so happy and confident. we have not seen him since a year ago last June and he couldn't get leave before deployment so it is hard thinking of him not being here for family holiday gatherings and such. I am glad he is happy though and hope he does get to see the world, but of course, I pefer he see safe places in the world. Silly me. They go where they are needed. He is pleased with his job on the sub and that should help him. He told me not to write and send care packages though because there is no room on he sub for anything. that made me sad but I have decided it is OK. If he needs support, he will let me know. He knows I love him and am praying for him. but I am thinking I cannot resist sending a Christmas packages. Maybe I can fill it with things that are easily disposed of and he can share with others. H-m-m. Blessings,
At 6:23pm on September 14, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Sorry it's taken me a couple of days to get back to you. Super busy at work getting ready for more audits and inpections (for such a small school cafeteria, too!)
At 2:18pm on June 17, 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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