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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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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At 6:19pm on February 22, 2012, gavinsmom68ship07 div080 said…

thank you for keeping us in your prayers!!  I wrote him a long letter today of encouragement, hope he gets it soon...  He will miss Chris and the guys he has become close with, hopefully they can reconnect in A school. 

At 2:49pm on February 20, 2012, diannep said…

When I have a tentative schedule, I will post that I have it on the board and will try to send it out through Message to Group.  Still working on it now.

At 8:26am on January 17, 2012, Jess' Proud Mom said…

I understand how you feel. I would consider sitting down with your daughter and son-in-law and explaining to them how it felt to you when the box was opened. You do have to explain your feelings to them. If they do not understand, by all means get a post office box for your mail and send the address to your SR. We are here for you! :)

At 11:25am on January 16, 2012, lemonelephant said…

If you have received the PIR date of 03/02/2012, then the group, PIR 03/02/2012 (clickable link), is for you.  I found one member on there from Ship 07 Division 079, which would be the brother division for division 080. Brother divisions train together and will go through Battle Stations 21 together.

At 10:42am on January 16, 2012, Jess' Proud Mom said…

Have you heard from your SR yet? I still haven't heard! 

At 8:51am on January 16, 2012, gavinsmom68ship07 div080 said…

Wow, you know his div already!  Thats awesome - hope to find out soon.

At 8:34am on January 16, 2012, gavinsmom68ship07 div080 said…

Hi! Yes that was me that took your picture :)  I've got "the box" but no letter or address yet.  Have him on my mind ALL the time.  Praying they are doing okay and adjusting....

At 2:07pm on January 14, 2012, Jess' Proud Mom said…

It gets easier. I promise. You are always welcome to contact me. :)

At 5:44pm on January 12, 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 5:33pm on January 12, 2012, monicanavymom said…
My son left on Tuesday the 10th. We are from Katy.
It was very hard the first day ALOT of crying. 
I'm better now but hop the next 9 weeks go fast!

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