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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


mom2e. CTI
  • Female
  • Irvine, CA
  • United States

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A little about me:
My son is CTI. Graduating A school soon
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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My son left for boot camp yesterday

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 1:40pm 8 Comments

I had no idea how hard it would be to say good bye. I went to MEPS yesterday to watch him swear in and spend a few hours with him before he left. I'm a wreck. I can't stop crying. I feel so silly for feeling this way but it's so hard. I'm trying to think positive thoughts but the tears keep coming. Please tell me this gets easier.

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At 11:56am on August 5, 2012, abbyblue said…


Q&A. Boot Camp Videos, Recruit TC Link, Sample Form Letter, Navy Acronyms & more.


At 4:12pm on August 30, 2011, Sharmyn (Nuke MM) said…

Hi Mom2e, I live in Livermore, my son left for NRTC Great Lakes on June 15 and graduated (with 1,003 other sailors!) on Aug 12. He is part of the Nuclear Propulsion training program and is currently in Goose Creek, SC, awaiting the startup of A School. When does your son/daughter leave for boot camp? ...Sharmyn

At 1:57pm on August 17, 2011, BunkerQB said…

Definitely confusing. If you are reading this message, then please scroll down and click on the link the join our San Fran group.Here are a couple of things that will help you. On a regular basis do the following.

  1. Check MY PAGE - this is your personal page. 
  2. Check YOUR sign in / sign out box on upper right. Tells you if you have any friend requests
  3. To go to your groups, click Groups, then "MY GROUPS" or you get access from your own page.
  4. If you are getting too many email notifications, just click "Stop Following" whereever you see it - that will start to limit the emails you get. Don't stop all notifications because you then won't know if someone is sending you a message.
  5. Just browse through stuff. Go to Forum, then HOW TO DO STUFF ON N4M, Read the discussions
  6. Go to NEW MOMS STOP HERE (I am one of the admins) and read the reference stuff listed as PAGES underneath the member icons.
At 2:29am on August 3, 2011, BunkerQB said…

Here is the link to the San Fran group. Just click on it and click JOIN.

At 1:09pm on August 2, 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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