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 9:38pm on August 26, 2012, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly caring group of moms and are always willing to listen, share and help each other whenever or wherever we can. Please feel free to join our chats, we love talking about everything from work, family, weather - whatever. Plus the joyful and anxiety filled journey of being a Navy Mom!!!  Let us support you when you're missing her, and lend an ear when you need to vent!!  I see you have a son and a daughter serving. I have a daughter who enlisted in 08 and is out now, her twin sister who is starting her 8th week of Officer Candidate training, and a son on his 8th year of service and just reenlisted for 6 more.  We look forward to learning about you and your sailor!!!  What is your daughter's and son's rating?  Again, Welcome Aboard!!

At 6:07pm on March 27, 2012, eyeronics said…

What's your name so I can find you on facebook?

At 9:36am on March 9, 2012, Jess' Proud Mom said…

When is your SR's PIR? 

There are a couple of things that I can suggest for PIR......

1. Don't use your flash on your camera. They will come out dark. 

2. Sit on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd row to get the best seat. 

3. Get there early!!!! Get the best seat that way. :)

4. Buy one of those seats that you can sit on. Those bleachers are HARD!!!

5. Drive in on OHIO street. You'll go straight into the parking lot and into the Navy museum. A GREAT PLACE TO TAKE SOME FANTASTIC PICTURES!!!

6. Meet your SR in the NAVY FEDERAL Bank next to the NEX. They have coffee, a warm place to sit if it is windy or cold and it has windows that face their ship. 

7. Take pictures of any thing that interests you. You will find that they will bring back memories. Because you will forget in all the excitement things that you saw. 

8. You do NOT have to print off your gate pass if you are staying at the Navy Lodge or Ramada. I stayed at the Navy Lodge. It was GREAT!! A mile and a half away from the base. 

9. Do only what your SR wants to do. The reason is that they are so cooped up and finally get out. Expect you SR to be a little skittish because of BC. They have to get used to figuring out that someone is NOT going to come yell at them all the time. :) 

10. Buy a commemorative coin at the concession stand. They are $9 each and they are really cool looking. Great to give as a gift. 

That is about all I can think of right now. :)

At 9:03am on March 9, 2012, Jess' Proud Mom said…

Jesse's PIR was on 3/2. :) I was so proud!!! 

At 10:31pm on February 29, 2012, Cece said…

I have not ignored your questions, but just don't know how this friend thing works!

Have any of your family come across the Holder family at Lakepointe or Springer? 

My daughter and her family go to Saturday services.  My husband and I attend the classic services. (Golden Oldies)  :)

At 12:27pm on February 8, 2012, LilBigMansMom/Ship11/Div101 said…

I thought about that my son donating his things because he has to pay for it, the only thing he would send back is his cell phone, but I could be wrong.  I can't wait to get the form letter either. I know once I get a letter from him I will feel better. You're right its not the same as sending them to College because we still have communication.


At 11:17am on February 8, 2012, LilBigMansMom/Ship11/Div101 said…

Thanks for the friend request.... I live South of Midland TX a very small community.

I read where you received your daughters box, I haven't received anything yet.

How are you doing?


At 10:05am on February 8, 2012, Jess' Proud Mom said…

Jess is in the 080 Division. His PIR is 3/2/12. I am so excited to see him next month. What rate is your SRs going to have?

At 9:22am on February 8, 2012, Jess' Proud Mom said…

I used to live in Garland. Now I am in Seagoville. :) Nice to meet ya, neighbor! :)

What division is your SR in?

At 7:36pm on February 6, 2012, all5roc said…

Ok, trying to figure out how this Page works with posts. So if I have not commented back, its because I just figured out they are here...

At 7:23am on February 3, 2012, Pat said…


This link's family section will be of a lot of help with boot camp questions.

When my son joined as a Nuke in 06, and I know it was still true in 08...the ratio of Nuke as far as ET, EM, or MM worked out to be 2:3:5 or 1:3:6 or 0:4:6, based on the needs of the Navy.  In other words...if 10 Nuke recruits were at boot camp, you would maybe have 1 or 2 ET's, 2,3, or maybe 4 EM's, but the majority are MM's.  Yes they are given a chance to put down their order of preference during Boot Camp, but they are assigned to a rate based on Navy needs. 

Read this outside link.

Navy for Mom's was not available to me in 05-06 when my son was joining and the site helped me a lot and explains the rates (jobs).

A Nuke will not attend sub school in Groton unless he is chosen as an MM to go to additional schooling (welding or diver, I believe) after Nuke grad.  Nuke's also do not attend A school at Great Lakes.

At 6:49pm on February 2, 2012, JackieD said…

Hi. My son is currently on a plane to GL.  When does your son/daughter leave?  


At 6:02pm on January 21, 2012, ctstan (Ship 02 / DIV 920) said…

Hi all5roc,


My son is leaving from Connecticut Feb 1st as well to go to MEPS and then being sworn and and flying to GL on Feb 2nd. 



At 3:11pm on July 21, 2011, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

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


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