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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Anyone Else's Kid Leave for Basic This Past Week?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Proud Girlfriend Aug 10, 2012. 20 Replies

Are there any mom's whose child left for basic this past week? My youngest did. This is the second time through this for us, as her sister left last year. Just looking for others in the same boat, so…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by ad89450p (04/803) Oct 12, 2011. 11 Replies

I know this is probably a redundant question, but how soon will we know about PIR? My daughter left on October 6th. I am now seeing a lot of November dates, but wouldn't there be issues with…Continue

One month to go.

Started this discussion. Last reply by mommadash Sep 6, 2011. 2 Replies

Well, we have one month left. Wow. I thought from February until now would creep by, but this last few weeks are flying. We have been getting so much advice! How can we keep our daughter motivated…Continue

My daughter is finally enlisted. HELP!

Started this discussion. Last reply by mommadash Mar 15, 2011. 3 Replies

Could someone explain to me about the basic training graduation. For example, how does one get a hotel room for the ceremony? How many can attend? Will we be notified as to how, what, when, etc? Her…Continue


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At 4:05pm on October 11, 2011, wranglermom said…
Hi Mommadash!  I love your nickname!  I'm doing great!  Just got my son's address - so ready to send him letters!
At 2:08am on October 10, 2011, wranglermom said…
My son got STG (Sonar Technician) - I don't know what the "G" stands for.  Where did you see what they do for the first couple of weeks?  I'd like to see/watch/read about it.  Going to call it a "night" -- it's early morning (1:00 am); tomorrow is coming fast!  Can't wait to get his address.  Did you mention when your daughter will/might graduate?  My son's estimated date is December 2nd.  Will we be at the same ceremony?  That would be fun!
At 1:07pm on October 9, 2011, wranglermom said…
Hi mommadash!  Hope you're holding up.  I got my son's box on Thursday.  It came pretty fast!  Yes, I keep thinking this whole ordeal will go by fast, too.  I'm pretending he's on a long trip (he went to Germany in the summer for two weeks so I'm pretending he went back! lol)  Hang in there!
At 2:50pm on October 7, 2011, wranglermom said…
How are you holding up, mommadash?  I'm starting to really miss my son.  We always texted each other and I'm missing not doing that.  His petty officer told us he could give us his address today and I've been calling him, but no answer.  :(
At 11:35am on August 30, 2011, luvmysailor said…
Thanks for the far you're the only one I've found that has the same leave date...
At 7:59pm on December 4, 2010, mommadash said…
Well, my daughter scheduled her ASVAB test. She is concerned about doing well on it. Thank you for the information on this site. It was very helpful.
At 3:55pm on November 29, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

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