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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A little about me:
I'm a Navy Mom!
My Son Finished Boot Camp in Great Lakes, IL on 09/16/2011 and is now in the NUKE program!
Started A-school in Goose Creek, SC on 10/03/11.
Finished Power School on November 9th, 2012.
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At 11:54pm on February 24, 2019, hlb said…
My son started OCS in February also! This is all new to me but have enjoyed his calls and letters that he has sent. Quite the experience for them! Maybe we will see each other at graduation!
At 2:35pm on January 30, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

If your Username contains your last name or is easily associated with you or your loved ones, then also make changes 1 and 2 to change your Username and the URL (address) to your My Page. 

Also consider change 4.

You may also want to update your "A little about me:" section.

There may be other changes you need to make as wellso read and consider each of the changes.

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined. 

At 2:33pm on January 30, 2019, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to join Moms of OfficersNAVY OCS CANDIO BOX GUIDE has info on the Candio Box that you will send to arrive in week nine. You may want to check out 

What area will your loved one be in--Aviation, Intel, Nuclear Field, Supply....? I may have more info for you. 

At 1:45pm on November 3, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Hi, It's me again!! Thanks for the friend request! For our Nov. adoption, go to Molly's group page, and at the top, click on "November Adoption: Trim the Tree for Task Group Trident." Remember if you need any help, I'm only a message away!!! Pat
At 1:08pm on November 3, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! You also have been approved for "MAS We Ship Love". For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side under the members pictures, click on "New Moms Read First." If you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us! Pat

P.S. My sailor is a Nuke, too!!!

At 2:43pm on September 20, 2011, Evi said…
Hi Dede!
At 4:56pm on July 27, 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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