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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At 7:36pm on August 20, 2013, d o said…

Hi Debbie B., Thanks for that good information.  My sailor has been in since 2010. He said he had heard that Lake Stevens seemed nice.  He is car shopping, since his motorcycle is being shipped from Hawaii and it rains so much out there. When I ask if he has any idea where his things are now, he dryly replies, "in transit".  I don't care how Navy strong you are, it must be hard to not know any one or have any of your familiar things near you. Staying back on the ship is no picnic once you are used to living off base. It's like living at your work. I guess that is part of why they are "our hero's".

At 7:38am on August 20, 2013, Debbie B. said…

I did get a reply from my son.  He said he would avoid South Everett and places near the Everett Mall.  They chose North Everett because they liked the older homes - some are to buy and some are to rent.  They also like it because it is close to the base - he likes to walk or bike when he can.  But most of the time he has been there the ship has been in for repairs in Seattle.  He didn't know if your son  had a family or not - but said some families like Lynwood, Mill Creek, Marysville, Arlington and Lake Stevens.  Those must be suburbs.  It will help when he gets his car.  Is it being shipped?   They have a cute little house a couple of years ago.   How long has your son been in?  Where is he staying now, on base?  My son stayed in a rooming house until he found the house they bought and his wife joined him.  Hope he can find a good roomate situation - that helps with costs.  Let me know if you have other questions.

At 8:18pm on January 24, 2012, Mom from St Pete said…

Hope u enjoyed your Birthday! The big 50 is a blast as they say......

At 7:49pm on November 8, 2011, Mom from St Pete said…

Hi yes we do don't we... My name is Rita. I will not be able to visit till 2013 but I am checking and observing all I can from the group. I love to chat about my son and love hearing about any one's sailor. Hope we can become friends....Rita


At 9:02pm on October 16, 2011, Chuck said…
Hi I saw you question on tithe Hawaii group.  The Hale Koa is a great option.  However there is a Navy Lodge on Pearl Harbor Hickam and on the Marine Base Hawaii.  There may be an Air Force Lodge on Pearl Harbor Hickam. Keep in mind that your Sailor must make the reservation and you MUST have Him and HIS military ID to check in.  The Hale Koa is also requires a military ID.
At 8:51pm on May 18, 2011, AJ said…
I don't want to go there without you ... and no one else will either .... we'll all come back here before we would leave you out!!!  Sisterhood .... we will stick together!
At 10:11pm on April 17, 2011, txsailorsam-Donna said…
Yes, I am. I can drive there in a day if i push it. I get to see him next week. My husband and I are going to SD to spend 5 days with him. Can't wait.
At 7:29pm on September 6, 2010, diannep said…
I know. But don't worry about it. Just try to be early and hopefully they will let your mom in. Will she need a wheelchair? They have sailors with wheelchairs that they can radio for you...they are all around. I'm just hoping that they will allow her in right away since she is older. But maybe she is on the list? Then no problems! I think it will work out....hang in there...PIR will be spectacular and worth all of the hassle, and your mom will SO ENJOY IT!
At 5:37pm on July 26, 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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