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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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A little about me:
My daughter just recently enlisted. I come from a long line of Navy men. One of my cousins is currently serving as is one of my nephews.

But...I am now a proud NAVY MOM!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
It was hard at first...she pushed me because she is only 17. Biggest reason is that I wanted to make sure she was joining for the right reason. I don't think I've ever seen her so gun-ho and grown-up about anything else in her life. We've started working out very early in the morning together to get her ready for boot camp. It's been a roller coaster but a great ride so far.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:14pm on January 2, 2012, Anna said…

Well welcome to our snowy (??!!) Waukegan!!!  So sorry your daughter is feeling apprehensive about leaving her orders behind.  At least with everything being computerized they can still get her checked in and such.  I'm sure she's not the first sailor to do something like that.  I'm sure that won't make her feel better, but it could be worse!!  :)  Did she have any other records with her orders?  You can always overnight them to her after you get back home!!  How long are you staying up here?

At 5:36pm on December 20, 2011, Anna said…


I am so happy for you that you get to spend time with your girl before she starts A school!!!  Keep in mind that I am living here in Waukegan now, not far from Great Lakes!!!  In fact I drive past it just about every day!!!  If your girl ever needs anything while she is up here, she can always call on me!!!!  Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!  Any snow yet there in Ohio?

At 7:40pm on December 15, 2011, Anna said…

How are you and how is your girl?  Is she in bootcamp yet or still waiting to leave?

At 7:37pm on October 28, 2011, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!!  We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support.  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!!  We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever.  It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!!  Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!!  You and I have quite a bit in common.  I used to live in Mentor and I worked in downtown Painesville - - right across the street from the jail!!!!  And when I was in the Navy I was an OS also.  I always like seeing one of our girls in that rate!!  Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 12:28pm on October 25, 2011, Jenn (Proud AO Mom) said…
Hi Faith!  Thanks for the add.  Just remember - when you are off crying in your office I am probably doing the same. :)  So feel free to come on here and drop me a line - we can be big bawl babies together.  People will say it gets easier - I don't know that easier is the right word - it does get different - in a good way.  I guess your normal changes to a new normal - but how lucky are we to have such awesome kids.  Kids that we don't want to see leave the house! :)  Take care!!!
At 1:58pm on October 24, 2011, hollyP(03/025) said…
hello!   my son is leaving on Wednesday...we  live  just North of Pittsburgh  ( yeah Steeler country  BIG TIME   )   i never knew one person could have so many tears   Tonight will be bad knowing this is his last night at home..... take care!   Holly
At 11:55am on January 19, 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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