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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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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  • Port Bolivar, TX
  • United States

Snuffsmom's Friends

  • Diann CS Mom
  • LuvMySailor!~Michelle
  • Zaxmom
  • julieb1019
  • Juleslynn1211
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A little about me:
I am so proud of my son for choosing the Navy to enrich is life and education. I just want to be certain that he is getting the best opportunity available to him. I am a small town girl that owns my own photography business and I do well and love my life. I just want more for my children. I want them to obtain a good education and have opportunities I never had.
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...
Not all recruiters are well informed or highly educated. I need to speak to someone about my concerns for my sons future. I feel there are things not being offered to him, that should be.

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At 10:59am on September 4, 2011, Diann CS Mom said…
Hi Snuffsmom, my son left for basic on July 12th. He is in Ship 12 DIV 294
At 2:30pm on September 3, 2011, Zaxmom said…
Hi there!  I talked to 'jennsmom' yesterday and she still hadn't hear information from her SR as to where she is going to after Basic.  Go ahead and "friend" her - she may know more today then yesterday.  Did your son play baseball and is was he a "catcher"?  I'm still trying to pinpoint who "Texas belongs to".  It's getting close now!! Can't wai to meet everyone at the Meet & Greet!
At 12:42pm on September 2, 2011, LuvMySailor!~Michelle said…
Any help I can be of I will certainly try! We were all new once and have had all the same questions. Hope we can help! And welcome!!
At 11:47am on September 2, 2011, Zaxmom said…
Hello!  I used to have a hard time at first on this site but now I just go to "My Page" and check out the comments on there (i.e., Meet & Greet and TG43 PIR 09/09/11.  My SR is actually in 03/300 but I have a friend who's SR is 298 and she is on N4M.  Exciting that it is getting soooo close.  Where is your son going after Bootcamp? And does he happen to go by the nickname "Texas" there?
At 3:13pm on November 12, 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 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! :)

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