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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Ruth's Friends

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  • WhiteClay Ship 2 Div 913
  • roll tide mom
  • Kimberly
  • Steph
  • Rhonda(EMmom)
  • DebbieinCA
  • Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom
  • John and Yvonne
  • MarianneKT's Mom
  • Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

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Ruth (Proud mom of JR)

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A little about me:
Im a navy mom. I am so proud of my son . he is going to make a great sailor. thanks for all of your support
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
to let go and let god
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Ruth's Blog

farewell to the navy

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 10:17pm 6 Comments

my son has left the navy he is in the civilan life now. thank for the love and support I could not have made it without your support. may god bless each sailor serving. I will continue to pray for them all. love ya

mother waiting on Deployment.

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 8:29pm 2 Comments

My son has been in the Navy now for 2 1/ 2 years and he is finally settle down some. he will be deploying sometime soon we are just waiting. He love the navy. He has mature so much. he had some growing pains but he is learning well. I am so thankful for Navy for moms to support me during the separation . May god bless our sailiors and their families.


Posted on August 7, 2010 at 1:09pm 0 Comments

My son is a (Snipe) EN FN He has been in the navy for almost 1 year. he has went from boot camp ,to A-school, to c-school. he is getting the best education he could ever get.He is already certfied in several areas. the Navy is the best thing that ever happen to him . He is getting closer to being on his ship USS Gravely. Thank you snipe moms. Go NAVY GO

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At 1:02pm on December 9, 2010, John and Yvonne said…

I just read that your son is on the USS Gravely now. Yvonne and I would love to invite him over to the house if he would be intersted. How are you doing? Merry Christmas to you and your family.

John Wagner
At 8:43pm on August 2, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi Ruth, welcome to the destroyer group. What rate is your son?
At 8:24pm on June 25, 2010, Kimberly said…
Thanks, any emailing would be great. Ryan had a horrible trip to Chicago, because the airport was closed. But he is there safely now. I miss him so much. He only left on Tuesday, but my house is so quiet. LOL
At 3:13pm on June 17, 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 featured 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 and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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