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:
My 19 year has decided to join the blue team. I a happy for him but do'nt want to miss any of his ceremonies. It's a mom thing to take the pictures and video so you will have those memories forever to share.
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this will be an awesome experience and life changing.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Still Waiting

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 1:20pm 1 Comment

I understand your frustrations.  We to have not heard from our son.  We recieved the generic letter and the box and that's it so far.  Graduation scheduled for Nov 23 ship 14 Div 14.  Not able to attend and its breaking my heart.

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At 9:21am on January 23, 2013, my4boys said…

Thank you again sailor 14, It will be fun talking to you, and i cant wait to go visit washington!! I hear its beautiful!! Never been to SanAntiono either!

At 3:04pm on November 23, 2012, mamma03 said…
It was a blessing to meet ur wonderful family. I hope u guys have a safe trip home. I would love to stay in touch. My son is on his way to Florida. I wish ur son luck in what he is doing.
At 7:18pm on October 19, 2012, lemonelephant said…

I am glad you are going to be able to attend.  It will be a memorable event for you.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 7:12pm on October 19, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request.  I hope we can be around for some time to support each other.  If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 10:08am on October 17, 2012, weavingwahine said…

my son is ship 14/div 367, and scheduled to graduate 11/1 (fingers crossed).  he called his dad wirhthe "i'm here" msg.  he called his girlfriend 2x.  i haven't gotten call or ltr.  i miss him heaps.  my heart is in my throat.  i don't like to wish time away, but am making exception.  can't wait for 11/1!  will be distracted by trip home to HI for 2wks, then to graduation.  words of wisdom?  me?  oh don't know me.  i'm telling myself that "no news is good news".  it's the best i can do.

At 1:03pm on May 8, 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! :)


At 8:13pm on May 4, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

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