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:
Mom to a great young sailor. Graduated basic 8/31/12. Starts his schooling in Pensacola 9/4/12. So proud.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My father, Father in law and many Uncles were all in the Navy and very proud of it! I believe my son has made a stellar decision to enlist.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:47pm on July 11, 2012, t'snavymom said…
Hi, yes we will be at PIR!!
At 9:50am on July 10, 2012, ohcheet (nuke MM3) said…

Thanks for letting me know!

My SR/son is a nuke...still not sure what ship and division, since I haven't gotten the box or letter yet, and his recruiter is unsure of what he's looking at on the computer (he's a newbie) I'm still waiting.

So, how are you keeping busy? Is the time crawling? Have you made your travel plans for PIR yet?

I'm noticing a number of posts about PIR and travel have excited to make those plans myself...when it happens.

Thanks again for letting me know...


At 12:23pm on July 8, 2012, ohcheet (nuke MM3) said…

Hello! Loved your comment to Vickie1229 about getting back to taking care of yourself! I'm in the same boat..excuse the my son/SR shipped out on July 3, and now am having to find things to do to occupy my time! But it's funny, for the weeks before his ship date, we joked about all the time and money I was going to have back...after 18 years of taking care of him, paying for things, etc. It's almost like getting a raise!!LOL

I too am discovering all kind of things I can do for myself...this morning I worked out, and moved furniture...had to reconnect the cable box and DVD player...and TA-DA....did it all by myself...amazing. My husband didn't even know I was moving things!!LOL

Thanks for your support....keep it coming!

At 4:11am on February 19, 2012, BunkerQB said…

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything 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. 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 11:03am on February 16, 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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