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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Ship 11 Div 349 (Aug 29, 2012 ship date) Anyone else with SR's in the same ship?

Started this discussion. Last reply by StephanieRae Aug 31, 2012. 5 Replies

Just got My son's address and ready to send him his 1st letter.  His Recruiter was able to get it for me. So anyone still waiting for that special address, try calling your sailor's recruiter.  They…Continue

Son left August 29th-anyone else have a recruit that left then?

Started this discussion. Last reply by navyjaxmom Sep 20, 2012. 32 Replies

My son left from KY on Wednesday the 29th.  Called us about 7:15 pm their time and was already at RTC.  Hopfully that meant a somewhat decent time to go to bed.  I rememeber when I 1st went to BC and…Continue


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A little about me:
My son has just been sworn into the U.S. Navy - Me and my husband both served in the U.S. Navy many years ago.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:15pm on October 19, 2012, diannep said…

No BattleStations ever on Fri or Sat night....because of Captains Cup.  Next one will be Sunday night or Monday night.

At 11:33pm on October 1, 2012, Katy - Sailor Salty Mom said…

Wow, you have a very elaborat web page.  I am luck if I can find my favorite groups:)  No letter yet from my SR.. I spend a lot of time looking at other mom's posts fo information on how our SRs are doing.  Fingers double crossed for a letter on Thursday:)


At 3:24pm on September 17, 2012, diannep said…

Just posted this on the PIR page, but wanted to comment here.  The SRs are not allowed to attend grandparents' funerals....just parents'/siblings' funerals, so consider that when deciding when to tell your SR.  So very sorry for your loss.

At 5:36pm on September 9, 2012, corbie (Ship 12 Div 047) said…

Hi!  It's nice to meet you! My son's name is Michael, I also have been checking the site daily. It is nice to chat with others in a similar situation. I am trying to learn the site, it's has so much to offer and I have tried from my phone it is definately easier from a computer. lol

At 11:06pm on June 5, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to!!

I hope you get all the information here you are looking for.  Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.  
If you have a new Recruit and need phone cards for them please check out Calls for and get them for FREE.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  The link above will take you to the website to send the email for the FREE phone cards if you need them.  Please spread the word if you know of anyone who can use this great service!!!

At 5:13pm on June 4, 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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