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.


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At 3:46pm on September 21, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Hi, I sent you a message with all the ribbon info. That is a private message so you can respond to it and no one can see it other than you and I. I am happy to help in any way I can :-)   Lora
At 6:21pm on September 3, 2011, jkruth said…

Happy Birthday to my gorgeous, brave, strong daughter!!! I love and miss you but am very proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 6:59pm on September 1, 2011, Anna said…


Thank you for the friend request!!!   Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with!  Or just let me know how you are doing!!!  NavyMom hugs to you  {{ . . }}

At 8:43am on September 1, 2011, BugsMom said…
Same Ship/ yours  yeah girls aren't as prevelent as boys...but hey more power to them!  Glad to have fellow "daughters mom"...
At 12:58am on September 1, 2011, Kimmer said…
I bet our girls have connected. Well as much as they can being in the same div. Im so glad to get to connect with you and keep up with as much as we can as the girls navigate thru the millitary. I think we have alot of the same thoughts and feelings about our daughters making this step. Its nice not to be alone in this. Please look me up on fb. My email is I havent been able to link my blackberry with navy moms yet so its hard to respond quickly to this site like I am able to with fb msgs. I would love to connect with you there as well. Yes, Morgan cut her beautiful long hair and donated it to locks of love. Well actually I still have the hair. I just havent brought myself to part with it yes. I know silly, its just hair but Im holding onto everything of hears at the moment and until my heart feels a little better about all this im going to just keep on holding on. Hope your day was a little better than the last. I cant wait to get to know you more. Kimberly 
At 9:56pm on August 30, 2011, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are brand new to N4Ms and your daughter is in boot camp now?  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughters Naval careers and we are always there for each other!!!  I am also an Ohio mom.  Glad to see you joined that group as well.   Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 1:38pm on August 30, 2011, SheilaD said…

Hi! I wonder if my son might be a week early - he arrived at GL on the 23rd, although I didn't get a call until 2:50am on the 24th!  When did your letter arrive?   Glad that you have a PIR date now, and it's sooner!!

At 11:48am on August 25, 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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