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.

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

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


  • Female
  • Texas City, TX
  • United States

Kathy's Friends

  • Texasproud(Ship 11 Div 346)
  • MomOf5
  • jbird
  • Jeannie
  • Laurie1029
  • thankful45
  • Cindysch319
  • TxNavyDad
  • sheldonsmom
  • scrappingmomma
  • MomOf3
  • Hunter518
  • Trevor's mom
  • RomisproudmomPIR4/27ship07div129
  • ambmomma

kathy's Groups

kathy's Discussions

ship 10 div 263

Started this discussion. Last reply by bindurameshan Jul 16, 2011. 7 Replies

I would love to chat with other mothers from this division. Ihave not gotten a letter from my daughter yet it is driving me crazy!

ship 10 div 263

Started this discussion. Last reply by juliejm (ship10 div 263) Aug 9, 2011. 8 Replies

Would like to talk to anyone with a daughter in that division


kathy's Page

Profile Information

I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

Comment Wall (12 comments)

You need to be a member of Navy For Moms to add comments!

Join Navy For Moms

At 4:46pm on August 8, 2013, Cindysch319 said…
I met Melissa today. I think she is going to call you to set up a day and time to meet next week. Hope it works out!
At 9:41am on August 6, 2013, Cindysch319 said…
Meeting up would be great. Right now, I am relatively free during the day. So, what day or time is good for you? My son is currently on his first deployment on th USS Kearsarge (LHD3).
At 10:58am on March 6, 2013, MomOf5 said…

Kathy- I'm not sure where Momof3 is going to be at in Houston.  txsailorsam-Donna said she is in the Woodlands.  I'm west of Downtown in Katy.  I was thinking centrally for the three of us would be around 45 South and Beltway.  There are several restaurants in that area.  What do you think?  My# 2812353222 Alana

At 8:08am on February 9, 2013, sheldonsmom said…

I've noticed how fast the time has come for him to leave and I'm not sure I'm ready but I don't dare say that to him. I'm glad to know there is a big group of other Mamas that know exactly what I'm feeling.

At 8:00am on February 9, 2013, sheldonsmom said…

Hi Kathy. I am very interested in the lunch next Saturday but my Hubby works out of town during the week and is home on the weekends. Our family time is very short these days and time seems to be flying. Please let me know about another gathering. I look forward to chatting with you. Have a beautiful day:)

At 2:15am on November 13, 2012, scrappingmomma said…

Thanks for the advice and contact! I will try to call you sometime..not sure what your best days or times are but let me know! Thanks :-) 

At 11:33am on August 20, 2012, JuJu Ship 10 DIV 266 said…

Hi Kathy, Thanks for writing back...If you don't mind giving me the name of your daughter's friend, I would be honored to pray for the family.Where were the services held? My God, I just cannot imagine...My son Alex is in Virginia, and his group will be the next to go to Syria if need be.Thanks..Can you believe it has already been a year?

At 12:11am on August 15, 2012, Trevor's mom said…
How about meeting at the Weatherford downtown cafe which is near the funeral home?
101 West Church Street
Weatherford‎ TX‎ 76086
United States
If that's ok I'll plan on being there by 5:30.
At 11:40pm on August 14, 2012, Trevor's mom said…
I will try and attend the start of that.
At 5:36pm on August 11, 2011, laura h said…
Kathy: My son grad. GL on 7/29. We spent from 12:30 until 6:30 with him that Friday then needed to return him to the base. He flew out the following day to San Antonio. Wished we had more time with him.

© 2023   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service