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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A little about me:
Proud Mom of three terrific kids, including my Sailor!
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:53pm on June 1, 2012, babybeluga43 said…

How is your son doing?  I do hope he is doing well.  Fill me in if and when you can.

Sorry to have been out of touch.  My son heads to bootcamp in early October. . . just got the date last week.  Although it makes his decision seem so final, and it makes me a little nervous, I feel like I can start planning and learning more and looking ahead to his future in the Navy.  He too is a SWCC candidate.  I thought of you and your son when he got his contract.

At 7:14pm on March 11, 2012, Noreen said…

Hi, Talked to my W and he said one of the DOR's was a friend from boot camp.  He felt bad because he didn't know he was going to do that.  I am just keeping them all in my prayers that they can make it through this.  

At 12:03am on March 10, 2012, Sheilamf #2 PIR10/10/14 Div 318 said…

Thank you!!

At 6:11pm on March 9, 2012, Noreen said…

Hi, I heard from Josh on Wed. night and he sounded okay, but I know what you mean they have a nervousness about them.  That does stink about the guy twisting his ankle, that is the one thing that I worry about, is an injury that will sideline him.  If you go on the main site don't use Steve's name say my W (warrior), it something I picked on the site or sometimes you see WT (warrior in training).  I think they do that to keep them anonymous.

At 11:07pm on March 8, 2012, babybeluga43 said…

He signed a Delayed Enlistment Program contract and is expecting to leave for bootcamp sometime in August or September.  My feelings are all over the board.  I feel ignorant and uninformed, but we have some time to figure things out and make plans.  So your SWCC candidate has already gone to bootcamp at GL or not yet?  Obviously we are both learning here. 


At 1:22am on March 8, 2012, babybeluga43 said…


My son signed his DEP contract last month and is working really hard at getting a special ops contract. Congrats on your son/daughter's SWCC candidacy (I think)!  Anyway, it is all so new to me and I learn more every day.  We can help walk each other through this.  Looking forward to talking with you.


At 8:57pm on March 7, 2012, Noreen said…

Hi margeeim, I think the hardest part is not being able to talk to him whenever I want.  I know this is an important week for them and he was nervous about it when I last talked to him on Sunday.  Right now a living on short text to his sister.  I hope he is able to call this weekend. 

At 4:23pm on March 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! :) 


At 10:46pm on March 5, 2012, BunkerQB said…

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck.



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