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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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.



Alright, we know we're on the Navy for Mom's website, and we share stories of our sailors and what they do in the Navy and how proud we are of them. With Fathers Day this Sunday I just want to know that as a wife and a mom I wouldn't have the fine young men that I have the prevlidge of calling my sons.

My sailor son wanted to join the Navy when he was eight years old and watched "Top Gun", I know my son isn't the only one who was influenced by that movie, but God had it in mind to give my son near sightness so being a Naval Aviator wasn't going to happen. As he grew up he still had his sites on joining the Navy and since dad was in the Navy he asked questions from time to time. He would tell him the good stories and always told him that if he wanted to go in the Navy we would support his decission 100%.

We got our boys involved in Boy Scouts, starting with Cub Scouts, and our sailor eanred the rank of Eagle Scout his junior year of high school. I was very proud of his achievement, but my husband was so proud and bragged to everyone he saw. High school graduation didn't even come close to the bragging rights of being the dad of an Eagle Scout. Scouts was a wonderful tool for our son, taught him that with hard work and completing tasks at hand, rank advancement was acheived. Great preperation for Navy life.

The day we sent our son to bootcamp, we went to the MEPS and watch the swearing in. Tears of pride were in my husband eyes, and I held mine back until we said that last "see you at graduation" and left him behind to start his adventure in life. PIR day was great and while I got the first hug from my sailor, a firm handshake and "I'm proud of you" came in right after from his dad. Now our sailor is in San Diego, serving on USS Nimitz. When we took his truck down in April it was a fast but memorable trip, getting to tour the Nimitz with our son as our guide, seeing some great sights in San Diego, having dinner in the Gas Light District, meeting his shipmates, a great time for us both. The best part of that visit, seeing my son and his dad kick it back in the park area of Old San Diego and just talking man to man. I could see my husband in my son like I was looking at twins.

So to the dads out there who don't get all the credit that's deserved. We are so thankful that you also raised fine young men and women who serve the Navy with pride. I hope that you see some of yourself in your son or daughter because you, as their father, had much more influence then what you'd think. Happy Fathers Day to all Navy dads! God bless our sailors, God bless ALL Navy families.

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