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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At 11:26pm on July 11, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Don't forget to make the changes that I previously sent in a PM. If you need me to send them again, then let me know.

At 1:17am on January 29, 2016, lemonelephant said…
At 12:43pm on January 22, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:02am on January 22, 2016, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM.

At 11:54pm on January 21, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Since your recruit has contracted within the PACT program, the information within Professional Apprenticeship Career Tracks (PACT) Program will be of interest to you.

At 3:42pm on January 20, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Is your Sailor still serving?

At 11:45am on September 16, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

**9-Digit ZIP Codes Mandatory for FPOs    new info on mailing out pkgs...hope it helps you...


At 5:50am on September 24, 2012, nixiesgma said…

I accepted your friend request. Sorry it took so long. It's been awhile since I''ve been on. How long has your sailor been on the Stout? Mine has been on since May.

At 7:47pm on August 22, 2012, NavyMom2008 said…

Hello!  I am in search for any Arizona Moms (I already posted to AZ moms page) that may be here.  I am starting an Arizona group called M-O-M-S (Moms of military servicemembers) and will be hosting blood drive on Dec. 8.  We are planning our first meeting on Sept. 15.  Please message me if you are interested in working with us on this incredible project.  Thanks so much.

At 9:27pm on July 26, 2012, Melissa said…

Thanks for reaching out, I still kinda new at this my son has been at BC since july 5th, ship 9 DIV 273..PIR for Aug 31, lloking forward to that day.  I couldn't make it to the AZ moms group last Sunday but hoping we can get together soon.  I live in Glendale. looking forward to meeting up 

At 8:11am on July 18, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! You have also been approved to be a member of "MAS We Ship Love" where you will have access to the addresses. For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side, click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions or need help, please don't hesitate to send me a message.

We are getting ready to ship to our current group and the new adoption will be announced on Molly's page on Aug. 1. (You can read about our July group by going to the "Discussion Forum" on Molly's group page)

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 11:06am on August 26, 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 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! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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