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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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.



Pass In Review - Bootcamp Graduation. List of PIR Groups to February 17, 2012. Updated on 12/27/2011

UPDATE: December 27, 2011.    Hello to all newcomers. Welcome to Navy For Moms. You should join the Boot Camp Moms group (clickable link). We have a special group of ladies who will take you through the entire Boot Camp & PIR process. You should also review the videos, powerpoint presentations listed as reference pages (located under member icons) in the New Member Stop Here group (clickable link).  Finally, keep in mind the Recruit Training Command (clickable link) has an official website.  Most of your questions can be found within these three groups. If not, someone will be able to direct you to the right place/person to get the answer. Please take the time and effort to educate yourself.

If you have received you form letter, find your PIR date and join one of the established groups listed below. 


            PIR: Feb 17, 2012           TG 13

            PIR: Feb 10, 2012           TG 12 - 11 Divisions (061–068, 805, 806 & 912)

            PIR: Feb 3, 2012             TG 11 - 10 Divisions (053–060, 804 & 911)  

            PIR: Jan 27, 2012           TG 10 - 7 Divisions (047 - 052 & 910)

            PIR: Jan 20, 2012           TG 09 - 5 Divisions (043–046 & 909)

            PIR: Jan 13, 2012           TG 08 - 7 Divisions (037–042 & 908)

            PIR: Jan 6, 2012             TG 07 - 9 Divisions (029-036 & 907)

            PIR: Dec 29, 2011           TG 06 - 10 Divisions (021-028, 904 & 906)

            NONE on December 23, 2011 per Recruit Training Command

            PIR: Dec 16, 2011           TG

            NONE on December 9, 2011 per Recruit Training Command

            PIR: Dec 2. 2011             TG 03 - 11 Divisions (009–016, 802, 803 & 903)  

            PIR: Nov 23, 2011           TG 02 - 4 Divisions (007–008, 801 & 902) note it's Wednesday


Note: After the PIR date, the groups will stay intact but with the words "ALUMNI" / "GRADUATE" on Group Name. Good luck and thank your sailor recruit for his/her service to our country.

Special thanks to all the "newcomers" (not green anymore) who have started PIR groups. It means so much more when you all are involved. Not only have some of you started PIR groups but you are coming back and posting responses to comments from brand new members in BLOGS, GROUPS and FORUM Discussions.

Furthermore, we must thank the following experienced veteran members who have been stalwarts in keeping this tradition going: FireTeamLeaderWife, diannep, Lala Ribbon Queen, lemonelephant, Betsy and others (my apologies I am forgetful this morning).           


Keep the following in mind whenever you log on:

1. Check your personal page - click the "MY PAGE" tab on menu bar above on a regular basis.  On your personal page, on the left just underneath you profile photo, you'll the words "Blog Posts" (the number of blogs you have started), "Discussions" (the number discussions you have commented on), "Event" (the number of Events you have RSVPed for), "Groups" (the number of groups you belong to) etc. you can access your groups,  In the middle section, you'll find activities on groups you started and comments other members have left for you.

2. Check your SIGN IN/SIGN OUT box on the upper right. This a always visible on your screen to provide quick access to check your messages, friend requests and access settings (the place to go to change your USERNAME, password, profile and email settings).

3. To go to your groups, click "GROUPS" tab, then "My Groups" (in small letters on left) or access from your own page.

4. If you are getting way too many email notifications, just click "Stop Following" wherever you see it. That will start to notifications. Be careful if you use Setting/Email to control the notifications; otherwise, you won't get any and won't know if someone has sent your a friends request or if there is an important message from one of your group(s). Remember the email notifications are just that, if you get an email notification and part of a message is visible, you can't reply to that message by replying to the email notifcation. You have to log on the Navy For Moms, then click on INBOX.  A link is normally provided with you notification.

5.  For your convenience, we have other reference material in an area that is easy to. Go to New Members Stop Here and look at the PAGES (there are 10). You'll find Boot Camp videos, link to RTC, acronyms and more. 

6.  SEARCH function. This should be your best friend. You can find just anything if you use this function (for searching for members, groups, discussions or blogs).

NEW added on October 5, 2011

Are you getting an overwhelming number of email notifications?  Just click "STOP FOLLOWING" in all your groups and whatever BLOG or FORUM Discussion you have been participating in. This won't stop all the email notifications. You'll still get one when you get a private message, when you get a friend request, when someone post a comment on your page or when you are an invitation to join a group or an event. THIS IS OK because you want to get those email notifications; otherwise, how would you know that someone has been trying to contact you.

New added on October 30, 2011

If you are running out of things to write about (to your recruit at BC), consider copying articles of interest on a plain paper, then on reverse side you can add your notes. Keep everything light. Don't go into heavy family issues. Stay positive. They'll be looking to you for encouragement and support.  Here is a link to a discussion with a Questionaire that many have found useful.


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Comment by BunkerQB on December 27, 2011 at 1:20pm

Everyone, please feel free to make suggestions on how to improve the content above.  This blog will be reposted every 2 to 3 weeks so the information can get out to new members.


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