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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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.



We know that it is hard for all you navy moms whose sons and daughters are headed to or already in Boot Camp!  And of course after they have graduated, they will be transferring to a school's command somewhere else in the country.  The most important thing you can do for them, besides staying in communication with them, is to pray for them.  It's not always easy for them to be far from home either.  That's where we come in.  If any of your sons or daughters transfer to Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Virginia, we would like you to know that my husband and I have a home away from home in our home to give them a place to go to be part of a 'surrogate' family while away from their own homes and families. Some of you may already know about us and many parents have contacted us to let us know about their children in the navy.  Those who have joined us have become part of our 'family' while here and we stay in communication after they leave for other bases in other states.  We play games, watch movies, EAT, fellowship together, share stories and help them in any way we can!  If your son or daughter comes to this area, please feel free to contact us and let us know about them and  also give them our information so they can contact us.  And we would be happy to get in touch with them and invite them over for a home cooked meal! :)  You can contact us on navyformoms or at our email address.     Check out our website:    We have pictures of all those who have been through our home, eating with us, playing games, going to special events, etc.  

We are here for them and for you if you have any concerns or questions.

John and Yvonne Wagner

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Comment by NJNavy (IC,CS) on October 11, 2011 at 7:23pm



Thank You from a Navy Mom from New Jersey..............................

Comment by Angel W ProudMom on November 10, 2011 at 5:04pm



 From A New NAVY MOM from Texas


Comment by allie1928 on July 17, 2012 at 3:55pm

thank you for your kind of you!  When we talk to our son we will let him know   then I will email to find out where he can contact you.  Thank you again for your kindness.  Allie  (Proud Mom of a Sailor)


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