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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**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:
A mom who loves her son and wants to be supportive. We have always been close and shared our experiences and this is one more great experience I can say we are enjoying in life.
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 9:11am on September 28, 2011, Sue-Pillowcase lady said…
Hi ktssong!  Welcome to Heads at Ease.  So happy to have you join us.
At 11:46am on July 14, 2011, Pat said…

Have you tried sending a message to any of the Cincy mom's that were active on here 2008, 2009, 2010...Have you sent a message to Ohio mom's in general...I am 3 hours away from Cincy, almost on the Illinois border and work full it is not likely that I will be able to be that involved.  I was looking for specific activities for planning purposes.  Check out the Indiana group plans for Navy Week in Indy.

Did you check with the mom that said she could not be there on Thurs, but would be interested in a weekend activity?

At 6:18am on July 13, 2011, Pat said…

Hi ktssong,

Will there be any other activities during Navy week that N4M are involved with?  As a Cincy native and Navy Mom, I wanted to be involved...and with the Holiday weekend I might be able to work in some vacation time and be in Cincy to spend extra time with my family and my Navy family. 

At 9:30pm on June 27, 2011, jboysmom said…

I just read your post on our Ky Navy Mom's page.  I only live about a 2 hour drive from Cincinnati, so I would be able to attend a Navy Mom's breakfast during Navy week, but only if it could be on that Sat or Sun - July 30-31st because I would be at work during the week and couldn't make it during the week.


If you can schedule it on a Sat or Sun, then count me in.  It sounds like a great opportunity to meet with other Navy moms.  Keep me informed.  My email is: and my name is Lisa.

At 7:54pm on March 16, 2011, amacs/mom said…

Thank you so much!! My e-mail is I love taking pictures and was so annoyed at not getting good ones. I love to scrapbook and this means so much to me and my family. Thank you.

Linda McRoberts

Very Proud mom of Anthony

At 10:46am on December 22, 2010, 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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