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:
I am a single mother with two children. My daughter will be leaving for the Navy April 17th and my son will be leaving for the Air Force March 20th.

I am the daughter of a career Army Officer.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Patience. Things are very different than when my father was in the military.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:12pm on March 6, 2012, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!!  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!!!  Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 11:17pm on February 28, 2012, dmk3582 said…

Hi YahooLady.  Glad to find someone else whose daughter is going in the Navy.  I think that's what has me the most worried.  Being a female in the military. Julia was away at college last year and just didn't like it.  She is very excited about this decision, so we are supporting her, but worry nonetheless. 

Let's keep in touch!  Diane

At 12:26pm on January 4, 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 3:31pm on January 2, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Welcome, You asked for advise, so I'll start with this.  Please change your Username and the URL for your My page so that they do not include your email address.  [You can do this by clicking on Settings in the upper right hand corner an go to Username and change ti to something else that does not include your last name or email address and then click Save at the bottom.  Then under the words "My Settings" in the upper left, click on "My Page" and go to the middle and find "address" and change the words in the box to your new username (no spaces) or to random letters and numbers and then click Save at the bottom.]  Don't post your full name or that of your Future Sailor anywhere on the site. (You can click the little x next to the comment where you have already done this and it will delete it.)  Carefully read the Community Guidelines and become familiar with them.

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in April.  You will meet others with loved ones leaving that day/week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together.  You may also want to join New Members Stop Here and check out the Pages and Discussions there. You may wish to check out PIR Reference Information since you are a member of Boot Camp Mom's.

Your future Sailor may want to join to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view.  Craig runs that and will steer you to some good links on there.

(Underlined words indicate a clickable link.)

I look forward to sharing this journey with you.


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