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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Bootcamp or A School Graduation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lady Hamilton May 26, 2012. 12 Replies

Which is more important..... Bootcamp PIR or A School graduation? We live in Arizona and it looks like flights to Chicago, bootcamp, and Florida, A School, are around $500 per person; plus car and…Continue

Bootcamp or A School Graduation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BunkerQB Jan 26, 2012. 6 Replies

Which graduation is more important to attend for my daughter? We live in Arizona and flights to Chicago, for bootcamp, and Florida, for A School, are about $500 per person; plus hotal and car. It…Continue


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A little about me:
I am a mom of four. My youngest daughter just joined the Navy.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
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There is no "infantry". It represents the more "technical" side of the Armed Forces.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

Kryssieb's Blog

One Week

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 1:46pm 4 Comments

It has been one week since my daughter left. I woke up this morning so very sad. I can't believe how much I miss her. She has lived away from home for several years and the phone has become our "connection": random texts, calls, and pictures messages. Now.... there is nothing. Not even on FB. I know this too shall pass, just seems so strange.

I am so proud of the decision she made, the research she did, and her sacrifices. I just..... worry. I sent her a letter packet yesterday.…


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At 11:02am on February 8, 2012, raeinaz said…

if you still need pictures..let me know..I sent a friend req...I live in Arizona too!!!!

At 11:33am on January 25, 2012, betsy said…

Are you on fb?  Thanks for the friend request-- you are my first official Navy mom buddy! :-)

Hope you have a great day. We've got our fingers crossed over here for a letter or three.


At 1:38am on January 20, 2012, Jamie SHIP13 DIV 067 said…

Hi there - My daughter is in the same division as ur daughter.  We are from SJ, California.

At 10:54am on January 6, 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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