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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Made it through today

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 9:35pm 0 Comments

I feel really supported - getting texts and other messages from others on this site (with similar experiences).  I miss my SR so much! I got a little teary eyed on my way to work, but I am glad that my colleagues were all really understanding and asking about my bf.  I also blog about my running so I did that today and it helped me keep focused on where I am today.  With my running I never look at more then once month at a time, because if I look at my mileage as a whole it is really…


today's the day

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 3:11pm 2 Comments

I said goodbye to my boyfriend last night.  He swore in this morning and is waiting to get on a plane in a few hours. I am pretty upset, which from what I am reading is totally normal now.  He is my best friend and this is the best (most positive) relationship I have ever been in.  We are both 33 years old and have been living together.  I am trying to figure out some sort of a new routine and figuring out what goals I would like to set for myself over the next 8 weeks.  I am an artist and a…


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At 10:46am on December 18, 2012, MYSAILORSCOOPS0525 said…

Hi Heathee!

Hope all is well...Thx for adding me =0)

I just wanted to pick your brain about your bf being a Yeoman...Does he enjoy it? Where are you guys stationed? Is it true that his hours are like normal business hours 9-5? Sorry for all the questions!! I havent found anyone on here that have Yeoman loved

P.S. Love your profile pic- super cute!

At 1:49pm on February 8, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Here is the link to the Survival Guide - this way, you'll always have it on your own page for referece. All the links to groups, videos, etc. are contained within. Just click on the below underlined link. Everything you need to know to get through from before bootcamp, through bootcamp and beyond. Good luck to you and your sailor recruit and thank your recruit for us.

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At 3:08pm on February 7, 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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