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.



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At 5:13pm on February 27, 2011, lucig said…

hi! everything went well by the grace of God. I was there too at the PIR. Too bad I'm kind of shy to approached everybody. Some faces seems different from the picture profile in the internet he he. I have met with some of the moms too.

God bless you and your family and to all. Congratulations to all of us who made it there despite of the winter storm. God is good.

At 10:41pm on February 22, 2011, barb(♥MYAO) said…

Hi Mama Bear,

Here is the tee shirt information you asked for. Caryle said she can take orders either over the phone or we can print the form off line and fax or mail it to her. Thank goodness we can still order!! 




See ya,


At 2:05pm on February 10, 2011, spencersmom said…
Hi Josefina,  I am from AZ.  So I totally understand wanting to be warm.  It has been cold here at night down in the 20s but we have had a few warm days in the low 70s.  I finally heard from my son YAY!!!  He is now over on the A school side and has duty today so I only talked to him for about 15 minutes.  He bought a new laptop and was really happy.  He is in temp housing right now for a few weeks and does not have a room mate so he is getting a little time to himself.  He sounds good and he said he will be there until march 30th and then will be sent to San Diego for the rest of his school which will be June 11th graduation.  This will be great as we can get there alot easier then getting to GL.  we have no family even close to GL so I am really happy for your son that is awesome.  Please stay in touch.  Liz
At 2:58pm on February 9, 2011, spencersmom said…

Hi Mama Bear,  Thanks for the friend request.  My name is Liz and I am Spencers mom.

I hope we can chat soon.  Thanks for the support and I will try and be there for you as well.

Is your son excited about staying in GL?  Where are you from?

At 7:57pm on January 14, 2011, HockeyMom said…
Amen Mama Bear
At 4:03pm on May 13, 2010, 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 featured 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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