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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**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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Navy Speak

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


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Made it through RTC

Started this discussion. Last reply by MamaLamaDingDong: AO/Pensacola Jun 6, 2012. 5 Replies

What a wonderful Graduation Ceremony. June 1st Division 170My daughter loved RTC and has shown a great deal of respect for all that she has learned.It's off to Pensacola FL. for 22 weeks of A…Continue

phone call

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denise-- Seabee Mom Apr 14, 2012. 10 Replies

I did not recieve a scripted phone call from my daughter upon arrival at basic training.Continue


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A little about me:
I am married with 5 children. Daughter 23, Daughter 21, Son 20, Son 14 and an 18 year old Daughter Katerina leaving for Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes IL. BOOT CAMP tomorrow morning April 4th 2012. Then it's of to Pensacola, Florida Navel Complex to study for an Information Technician. I'm A SAILOR MOM Now! Today is the day that I have to let go and allow my daughter Katerina to transition from adolescence to adulthood. It really doesn't get any easier with the next child leaving home. It's still hard, I feel as if I'm on center stage and suddenly all the lights go out and no one even warned me. I have a hard time just saying GOOD LUCK. If I pray I feel more peace and strength in having to let go.My oldest Graduated from Marquette University 2011 second is a junior at UW Whitwater third is second year UW Waukesha. And my youngest 8th grade at Wisconsin Hills Middle School will be a Freshmen at Brookfield Central High School in the fall.My husband and I have been running 2 Greek Style Family Restaurants since 1984.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I have seen a change in my daughter this past year in physical training. Her willingness and dedication to work hard towards a goal she set for herself has been amazing.
Honesty has become a value that is extreamly important to her as well as helping others. I see her so much more focused. I am so PROUD to be called a Sailor Mom.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:37pm on April 3, 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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