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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A little about me:
I am an RN. I have a strong military background (my dad retired from the Air Force, my brother was in the Navy, my two nephews are in the Navy currently).My son enlisted on Dec 14 and went to boot camp July 19, 2011. I am married and have a 13 yr old daughter.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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The two famous mottos: Hurry up and wait! and No news is good news!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Son off to RTC today

Posted on July 18, 2011 at 10:09pm 6 Comments

Just got through watching my son get on the van to Amarillo (in Lubbock, TX).  From there he will get on a plane tomorrow headed to RTC.  I knew this would be tough but ...WOW!  I know he is going to a great place and that he has a good future planned out but it is so hard letting go and allowing him to spread his wings and fly solo!  If anyone else has kids going into RTC now, it would be great to get to know you as well as anyone else who may have advice.  My son should be going to…


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At 7:51am on August 29, 2011, diannep said…
Accepted your friend request!
At 5:04pm on July 21, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor!! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side of the page under the members pictures, read "New Moms Read First". If you have any questions, PLEASE do not hesitate to send me a message.

Just so you are not confused, our July adoption is being done a little differently, due to the fact that we have been allowed to adopt a submarine for the very FIRST time. We are limited in what we send and shipping will be done through their Ombudsman. In August, everything is back to normal!

Thanks for joining us.......we have a lot of fun!! Pat



At 1:22am on January 31, 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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