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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Navy Speak

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.


  • Female
  • Highland, IL
  • United States

Gramsue's Friends

  • kathyjeanba (ship 6/Div 929)
  • tallmama
  • joshuasmom(ship06div929)
  • carols_kitchen

gramsue's Groups


gramsue's Page

Profile Information

A little about me:
missing my grandaughter already
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 1:38pm on May 6, 2010, tallmama said…
Nice to meet you, Gramsue! I'm Alison.
At 11:20pm on April 26, 2010, AzNavyMom/Laurin(Ship06Div929) said…
Hello gramsue :) I received a few letters from my daughter she said she was actually having a good time meeting new people & adjusting to the daily routine.She said its not bad at all as long as you do what you are told and dont get into trouble.They did get about 4 shots in their arms and a penicillin shot also.she to has to have some wisdom teeth pulled too.she said they had some pre tests and their first swim test last wk.So hopefully all went well.She also said they got their blue cami uniforms and seemed to like them :) I hope you hear from your grandaughter soon! I know how much you must miss her,I am feeling the same and looking forward to PIR in June!
At 7:50pm on April 18, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Hi--if you look over to your right side of the page, there is a friend request. Would love to have you accept it so we can plan to meet for lunch one day soon.
At 11:38am on April 11, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Glad to have you with us! Come join in the conversation on our Illinois family page at
Take care and let us know if we can answer any questions or just be a friend to lean upon.
PS--Sue, I'm just over in Troy if you ever want to meet for a soda or coffee!
At 11:22pm on April 10, 2010, MommaC said…
I actually put a picture on my profile!! And yes, I did it all by myself. Isn't this a great picture.
She's a ilttle s___ sometimes but I really miss her already.
At 11:09pm on April 10, 2010, MommaC said…
Hey!!! I found you!! I asked a few questions of people on the site, I asked if Basic really sucked that bad...I hope Tum was kinda kidding don't you?
At 10:12pm on April 10, 2010, abbyblue said…
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At 11:02am on April 10, 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 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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