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:
Proud mother of 2 great teenagers.
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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 time is finally here....

The dreadful day before you let your 18 yr old leave the nest, not to run off to college and begin a new life, but to enlist in the Navy and make me even more proud.  This bright young lady will make an awesome Sailor and she is without a doubt my hero. Just didn't realize how tough this moment was going to be...

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At 3:42pm on August 8, 2012, diannep said…

Please check the main PIR page because I posted info for you in answer to your "message to group."

At 5:30pm on July 9, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…

Hello! I am a veteran mom on the PIR groups. I see that you changed your username...however your name is still viewable in your web address/URL (http:). Here is how to change that:

See in the address bar at the top of the screen at the end of the "http" when you pull your page up that your name is at the end of the address?

To change that, again go to "Settings".

Once your profile page comes up go to the left and you will see a list of options.

Click "My Page". The third item down is "Address”.

In the box clear the info and type in whatever you want to be at the end of your URL. Your new username is the best idea.

Again click "Save".

Let me know if you need help!


At 3:16pm on July 9, 2012, chinadoll19 said…

Nope she did not call yet, according to her first letter maybe after 3 weeks because they are so busy with everyhing right now and the oly im ethey have was Sunday to write. Did yours call you yet? But I send her a phone card that she has to give three of them to other recruits this way some that doesn't have nothing can at least call the Mom or Dad.

At 2:14pm on July 9, 2012, chinadoll19 said…

Hi my daugther leaves the same day yours. Mine will graduate on August 24 ship9 div 265, what is yours? - China

At 5:50pm on July 7, 2012, cody furt mom Dar ship9div266 said…

Did she use a calling card? Rana has not received any call yet but got the form letter so I sent him some pin numbers and 1 to share on a separate piece of paper . Cody is  a picky eater too but said the food was amazing.

Rana said as long as he's eating and has a place to sleep she's feeling okay.  We both mailed off letters, stamped addressed envelops and paper today. I envy all of you going to PIR Rana still not sure if she can go yet has to talk to his mom she's too young to rent a car.

At 11:44am on July 6, 2012, HeathersMom said…

FInally got a phone call today. I'm so relieved to know she's eating and doing well. My biggest fear...she's such a picky eater!

At 6:29pm on June 26, 2012, Anna said…

Thank you for the friend request!!!!  Looking forward to chatting with you!!

At 9:25pm on June 25, 2012, Anna said…


I saw a post from you on another group and I wanted to invite you to join the Moms of Daughters 2 group.  We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support.  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!!  We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever.  It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!!  Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!!  We look forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!  Stop by and check us out - our link is:

At 10:54am on May 17, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Calls for would like you to know about a program for the Men and Women of our Armed Forces.  I am giving away free phone cards for Recruits to use while they are in basic training to keep in touch with Family Members and Loved Ones.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  Please click the link above and get your new Service Member the FREE phone cards they need.

At 10:34am on May 15, 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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