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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Micki (Yokosuka Japan~ USS GW)
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Micki (Yokosuka Japan~ USS GW)'s Discussions

5 Stages of Boot Camp for Parents & Loved ones

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heathysmom3 Aug 20, 2013. 161 Replies

Hi All,A boot camp Dad posted this on facebook and I thought is was so good, I wanted to share it her:The Five Stages Of Loved Ones During Basic Training. Stage1: Denial ... The first thought is one…Continue

Navy Slang/Acronyms

Started this discussion. Last reply by LCT Mar 9, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi All,Good Morning!I found this list of Navy Slang on Navy for is very informative and helpful for us to interpret the acronyms.Thanks! …Continue

Getting WisdomTeeth Pulled

Started this discussion. Last reply by BunkerQB Jul 28, 2014. 17 Replies

Hi All,I am wondering if anyone's SR got their wisdom teeth pulled out while at BC and if so have you heard from them? I'm sure this procedure is done quite often but I am also wondering how your SR…Continue

The first six weeks at Boot Camp

Started Jan 29, 2012 0 Replies

Hi all,I found this link and it is a great source of information on the first 6 weeks of boot camp, day by day routine, written by a recruit. Once you click on the link, you will need to scroll down…Continue


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A little about me:
I am a 55 year old mom and my 25 year old daughter (my youngest) left for basic training on 1/24/12. She went through "A" school in Great Lakes and graduated as a Damage Controlman. She is stationed in Yokosuka Japan and is currently underway aboard the USS George Washington
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
That the Navy requirements to join were more than I anticipated but so proud that my daughter chose the Navy rather than the other forces. This is a very positive life changing experience for both my daughter and myself.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 6:26pm on March 14, 2012, JordansMom said…
Have you received your call yet? They're all done with BS!! LMK!!
At 6:26pm on March 14, 2012, JordansMom said…
Have you received your call yet? They're all done with BS!! LMK!!
At 6:26pm on March 14, 2012, JordansMom said…
Have you received your call yet? They're all done with BS!! LMK!!
At 6:05pm on March 14, 2012, JordansMom said…
Have you received your call yet? They're all done with BS!! LMK!!
At 4:26pm on February 29, 2012, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…

Just finished, going in the mail today :-)

At 1:13pm on February 21, 2012, diannep said…

I bet your daughter knows how to keep her division in order!  That's wonderful!

At 9:49pm on February 13, 2012, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly caring group of moms and are always willing to listen, share and help each other whenever or wherever we can. I see you've already jumped in and joined the chats on the group page; we love talking about everything from work, family, weather - whatever. Plus the joyful and anxiety filled journey of being a Navy Mom!!!  We look forward to learning about you and your sailor and hearing about her journey through bootcamp and PIR!!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!

At 12:34pm on February 13, 2012, Cristina (Robin'sMom) said…

sorry, i wasn't able to read your message.I'll turn on my chat so you can askme anything.

At 12:28am on December 27, 2011, 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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