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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I am 51 years old and have two sons. One is 23 and has joined the Navy and leaves for bootcamp Jan. 8. I have a younger son who is 17 and also wants to join the Navy after he graduates. We are not from a military background in our immediate family so all of this is new to us.
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Hi from another mom

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 4:44pm 0 Comments

Hi Collette!

My son is also in Ship 07 Div 79/080!  It is so nice to know that we are not alone in this journey!  Does your son PIR on 03/02?  I would love to keep in touch, who knows we might meet a PIR!


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At 3:38pm on January 18, 2012, Jess' Proud Mom said…

My son left on January 9th from Dallas. I am so happy that I have the people here. It is amazing!!! 

At 11:14pm on January 16, 2012, psmom3 said…
Received the box and did well! I am ready to mail my letters but am holding them until I get an address!!! Work keeps me sane at this moment! I have never gone this long without talking to him so it I an adjustment! His friends call every day and check on me so that keeps me going!!
At 8:42am on January 13, 2012, psmom3 said…

Hi Tana, I have not figured out where my original post is to reply to you. So I found your wall!! While I come from a military background(my dad is retired Air Force and my little brother is currently serving in the Army) it is still a scary and proudly exciting time now that my son is enlisted. I have seen what the mililtary has helped my brother become and am excited to see my son at graduation, as I know you are. I look foward to meeting you

At 3:37pm on January 4, 2012, Robin - Nuke ET said…

Hi Tana,

I think I saw your post last night about your son leaving in January.  This is all new to me too but I am determined to learn every thing I can before my son leaves for bootcamp on January 17 (just a week after yours).  Just the thought of him having his wisdom teeth pulled without me there is making me crazy.  I guess we better stock up on the tissues!

Good luck to your son.  Maybe we'll see you at graduation:)

At 12:20am on December 27, 2011, 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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