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:
Im Melanie.
My son is Hunter he is 17 and joined the Navy and goes to boot camp September 5. He is a Sr in high school and Im 39. Here to get more info on the Navy. I was in a bad car accident October 28 of 2010 Im ok after almost dying but Im really good now and super lucky!
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Posted on April 11, 2012 at 4:28pm 3 Comments

Who's Child starts basic training September 5th? Just checking to see and get to know other people who are in the same ship as me with dealing with it!

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At 12:20pm on October 27, 2012, faith94 said…

Hello Hunters Mom, this is Faith94. Have you recieved a call yet from your son? I haven't heard anything and I'm lil concern!

Thank you and May God Bless You and your Family!


At 12:29pm on October 26, 2012, faith94 said…


Thank you!

At 5:05pm on April 15, 2012, Teach said…

Sorry I was so slow accepting your friend request. We just got back from PIR.

At 10:18pm on April 13, 2012, Brenda1612 said…

Hi Hunters mom, I know the feeling when they leave for boot camp, it is hard to let them go, my son joined the navy at 21, he was married and could not find a good paying job. He has been in now for 11 years, he is a LPO fireman, he has been gone for 8month deployment, and we hope to see him soon, I have not seen him in 2 years. Once your son is put on a ship, they have their own navy mom for that specific ship. I know it is hard to say goodby, but I know he is making a good choice going into the Navy. I will pray for you both. You won't believe how much they grow in the Navy.

At 4:33pm on April 9, 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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