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


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I am a Retired Navy woman married to a Retired Navy man and now a Navy Mom. Thank you Jesus! When my daughter left to go into the military I decided I wanted to write about my experience of transitioning from the military life to entrepreneurship. I did complete my book and my daughter did survive bootcamp and A School & C School (smile)....So the new journey begins. My book entitled, "Hang Up the Uniform - Bridging the Gap Between Military Service and Business Ownership" is our reminder of my Navy career ended and her Navy career began. What a year!
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At 12:16pm on January 4, 2013, MarianneKT's Mom said…

You will be fine.  Missing her will continue no matter how many years she is in the Navy.  You have God in your life, so what you told your daughter should be encouraging for both you and her as well.  Katie has already served 3 years in Japan before coming to the Bush. With them out of the yard they will soon start all the quals for the ship and the airpower, so I am sure you know the ship will be in/out over the next months before their 9/10 month deployment.  You will get through in 1 day at a time.

At 1:36pm on October 29, 2011, MomAnt said…
Hello! My SR finally passed and is doing very well now. What I have is a document in which I collected tips from various discussions on the internet. I will see if I can copy and paste it into your inbox. I think it will be helpful. I hope you get the chance to share it with her. Fingers crossed! :)
At 12:05pm on October 28, 2011, jrunner163 said…
Hi There, Thank you for the note.  I hope your daughter gets through this hurdle and passes the Prone float.  I will add a little prayer for her and all the recruits that are struggling.  I have not talked to my daughter in a couple of weeks now.  I did get a much better letter from her this week.  She sounded much more confident.  We also received a letter for the Department of the Navy stating she was selected as the Honor Recruit for her division.  I couldn't be more proud.  I know she stresses over her tests a lot.  Are you planning on attending the meet & greet at the Ramada?  I would love to meet you. We only have a couple more weeks and our girls will be stronger women because of this experience.  Hang in there! 
At 11:52am on October 20, 2011, jrunner163 said…
My SR is also the Yeoman for her division.  She likes that job very much but it takes away from study time so she is stressed about passing tests in general.  The homesickness is definitely getting the best of her and I send her words of encouragement every chance I get. I think she really misses having contact with her family.  I know it is part of the process and I keep telling her to believe in the process.  I do think girls are more emotional and open in their letters.  Her letters are conflicting... one paragragh is sad and the next paragraph is sounds better.  I pray they get through the next 3 weeks. What division is your daughter in?  Maybe they can connect with each other and help each other out!  My daughter is ship 07/Div 371.
At 10:34pm on September 14, 2011, Anna said…


I saw your post and want to invite you to join the Moms of Daughters 2 group!! We are a friendly, caring group of moms who have daughters in all stages of Navy life - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well.  I am also a Navy vet but I did not retire!!!  And I so agree with you - - this is not our Navy!!!  What years did you serve?  There is also a group on here you might be interested in called Moms Who Served.  It's not real active but every once in awhile someone will pop on!!  I will send a link to the Daughters 2. I'm sure you will have some good info for many of our new moms!!   I look forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!

At 10:09pm on June 29, 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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