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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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A little about me:
Single mom of two boys. Professional and Christian woman that loves nature and being outdoors.
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 9:47pm on November 2, 2011, edaring-Shawna's mom said…
Maybe we could meet sometime for coffee. I moved from Schertz back in Feb
At 8:17pm on October 8, 2011, diannep said…
We think it is T/W  10/11 - 10/12
At 1:14pm on September 28, 2011, lisa e said…

Thanks! I am not real good at all this computer stuff. I have jsut recently signed on FB and that was only because my son Craig joing the NAVY and I wnated to keep up with him!

At 2:31pm on September 19, 2011, jojo said…

how do i find ya'll on facebook?


At 2:34am on September 1, 2011, Margie 07/345 said…
Hi Karen....we found each other on facebook too!!  Jared is my middle child and I also have a son who is a junior and a daughter in the 6th grade.  I was a single mom as well and to a certain point i still am even though I have remarried.  My hat goes off to  you...its definitely not for sissies.  I was also concerned about pretty much everything, feels like the first day of kindergarten all over again, but reading posts on this forum and reviewing the rtc website has really calmed my fears.  Our boys are in a good place, I'm confident of that.  Also looking at pics of other div has worked wonders.  I see so many happy smiles, they wouldnt be smiling like that if they were miserable, it helps cheer me up because I can see my son in them.  Talking with other moms has really helped me, I would have gone insane by if it werent for this support system.....Thank you for listening!!!  Margie
At 1:09pm on June 2, 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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