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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A little about me:
I am a wife and mother of four!!! I love my family with all my heart. My youngest son is my new SR and although I'm proud of his decision, I MISS HIM LIKE CRAZY!!!!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:36pm on June 11, 2013, Bri Guys Mom said…
The wait is the worst I know in my heart all is well I just can't wait to hear his voice it has been too long!
At 9:07pm on April 29, 2013, FLA NavyMom1501 said…

He's in Div. 931.   Try not to be sad.  The call will come.  Just try to hang on.

At 8:48pm on April 29, 2013, FLA NavyMom1501 said…

Hi popasmom -

Have you gotten any letters from your SR? 

I haven't.  But he did call on Sunday.  Had a nice talk.  Looking forward to getting a letter from him.

At 12:23pm on April 26, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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


At 4:57pm on April 25, 2013, FLA NavyMom1501 said…

My husband just came back with the mail.  NO letter yet...  I'm so disappointed...!

I would wait to send your son the letter until you get the info in "the letter."  We'll probably get the letters tomorrow... I hope...

At 1:38pm on April 25, 2013, FLA NavyMom1501 said…

Unfortunately, our mail carrier doesn't arrive until late in the day...sometimes not until almost 5:00 PM.  It kills me to wait that long.  I'll keep you posted. 

At 1:07pm on April 25, 2013, FLA NavyMom1501 said…

Hi popasmom.  Thanks for your reply.  I have my fingers crossed that the letter comes today.  When I get more info about his ship, etc, I'll let you know.   Maybe they are together.  It's funny, but I feel so much better being able to talk with other moms about all these things.  I'm finding out a lot about things just be reading people's posts.  Looking forward to going to one of those "Sarge's Meet and Greets".

At 1:05pm on April 24, 2013, BeachBunny said…

Thanks for the friend request...welcome to the Navy Family!

At 11:35am on April 24, 2013, NaviMother ship13div243 said…

Hi popasmom!  My son also left April 17th.  His flight was delayed twice but I finally received his call at 12:40am EST.  My husband received a quick call from him on Monday and we received the box yesterday, which was very exciting!  Have you received an approximate graduation date yet? 

At 4:49pm on April 22, 2013, abbyblue said…


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



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