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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Hard Weekend

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 12:09pm 3 Comments

Boy this weekend was tough. I am not sure why. My daughter graduates on 09-14-2012. We have heard from her. One call and a few letters. She seems to be doing fine. I got some calls from her friends telling me bye as they are leaving for college. I think that is what made me really miss her. Just needed to vent for a minute... thank you all for listening.


Time is getting short

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 3:56pm 0 Comments

We had Emma's going away party this weekend. Saw alot of the kids she has been friends with for along time. I could not help but admire the choices most had made. Some military - some college - some being bums.... She leaves two weeks from today. I am happy for her. This has been quite the process. She signed up in October. She thought this time would never come. Boy did time fly. I am excited for her adventure and if truth be told... might be a little excited for mine too. I have been a…


The Journey

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 8:00pm 8 Comments

When our daughter joined the Navy in November, July seemed so long off. There was so many things to do. At that time there was Christmas to look forward to and then senior prom and then Graduation. I thought once Christmas was over time would fly.... well she just left for her senior prom and she has 13 days left of school. Time seems to be flying. Dont get me wrong... I am so proud of her and support her decision. She has a great recruiter and the support she has received through the DEP…


The End Is Near

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 8:10am 6 Comments

Well my sailor is officially that... a sailor. She completed MEPS yesterday. She will leave for basic training on July 17th after graduation. Two months ago graduation was all she talked about. Now it is just an event to get through before she leaves on her life adventure. Her dad and I are so proud.....

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At 3:29pm on September 7, 2012, Kellybellymom said…
Got my sailor call!!!!!!! Yours are coming

Div 289 ship 14!!!!!!
At 7:32pm on May 8, 2012, happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) said…

Hi denako, I'm Stacey. Again sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I work construction full time, go to school full time, and am a single mom (even though my kids are 17 + 19, it's worse at teenagers!).


Anyhow, enough about me. Tell me about you and your family, well, I already know a little but I swear I can't remember if you told me your name.


Are you finding everything okay (answers to questions, etc)?

At 12:07pm on April 29, 2012, BunkerQB said…

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck.


At 10:55am on October 26, 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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