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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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.


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At 7:51pm on January 17, 2013, julie said…

Thanks KDsMom92, yes it is very stressful. I fooled myself into thinking I was ready, I was strong, I was not going to cry. Yes I'm laughing to!!!!!!  How stupid was I?? Can't walk by his room without crying. lol I'm a mess. I think joining this sight will help alot. It already has.

At 6:49am on January 15, 2013, jax said…

thats very exciting he did it huh!! congratulations thats great mine won't have PIR till 3/1/13 which feels like a lifetime.  It is also nice to meet you, im jackie and my son is mike, and this is all new for me too.

At 1:21pm on January 14, 2013, jax said…

Hi KDsMom, apparently your Div and my sons Div train together so they probably know one another, just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Jackie and my son is Mike, this experience is all new for me too but I'm proactive and learning fast.  If there is ever anything I can do for you let me know.

At 8:39pm on January 12, 2013, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Oh and join the group "Boot Camp moms (and loved ones).  It has so much info. including videos, questionnaires, just everything you could want!

At 8:24pm on January 12, 2013, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hi KDsMom - welcome!  My son just had PIR on 12/21 and is currently at nuke school.  So happy you found N4M - it has been a true lifesaver for me!  Make sure you keep your phone close by just in case you get a call and it's better if you don't count the "actual" days, but count Friday's!  Usually there are 9 of them until you get to PIR.  It just seems to make time go by faster.....and remember "No news is good news!".  Hang in there - it will get easier.  Don't be afraid to ask questions - that's what everyone is here for - to help each other through this.  I sent you a friend request...... Have a great day!

At 11:02am on April 13, 2012, 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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