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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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At 1:15pm on December 27, 2012, OmahaRudy said…
I don't know how many days. I think corpsman school is about 14 weeks and dental 6 weeks.
At 10:53pm on December 26, 2012, OmahaRudy said…
EMT is part of corpsman A school. They have to pass everything. If they don't pass they do it again until they do. It's hard, but if he studies, he'll do fine. EMT is the most difficult. Then comes nursing, which isn't as hard.

FMTB is field medical training. That's with the Marines. He will learn how to do field medicine.
At 5:06pm on December 26, 2012, OmahaRudy said…
We sent our son his computer when got settled at Ft Houston. He used it during EMT training, not so much during nursing. Dental Assistant is an additional 6 weeks after corpsman school.

He just got his orders. He'll go to FMTB at Camp LeJeune and then be stationed at Parris Island South Carolina.
At 8:11am on December 26, 2012, OmahaRudy said…
Hi kittycat, actually it's my son. He graduated corpsman school Nov. 22 and is in dental now. I believe he completes it on Jan 16. I'm happy to answer questions for you. What were you wondering?
At 1:31am on November 25, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Information for your son's graduation will come in a form letter - that is the official notification on graduation. ..  NEVER heard it been done w email before.

At 9:54pm on October 10, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms. We have a group in the San Fran Bay area. We have many members in the East Bay. Check our our East Bay Directory. We had a meet and greet in Livermore earlier this year. Come join us.

Here is the clickable link, when the page opens up click +JOIN:

San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families Group 


BTW, If your recruit has not joined the, please ask him/her to check it out. It's a website just for recruits.

At 9:57pm on October 9, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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