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 7:20pm on April 8, 2011, Kellymcd11 said…
Hi Kim, found you on fb and sent the request.
At 5:18pm on January 29, 2011, diannep said…
Hey!  Saw your post about my son not being in Div 60 anymore...but he never was!  HA!  I'm a veteran son PIRed last Feb.  He was asmoed for a week when he went through. I just jump on the PIR sites to help those going through bc right now.  But thanks for the prayers because we sure can use those...anytime!  :-)  Good luck to your SR!
At 1:38am on January 21, 2011, Janie (Ship11~Div.59 Alumni) said…
Well Kim, we are getting closer! When are you flying out and are you flying from Phila. Int.? Which airline? I am flying out of Phila. in the morning on US Airways. Wouldn't it be funny to be on the same flight? Which ever flights we choose lets just pray the weather holds out! Can't wait to meet you either at the hotel or at the meet & greet! I am so excited and can't wait to see our grads/ SAILORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 12:43pm on January 17, 2011, Janie (Ship11~Div.59 Alumni) said…
Hi Kim! The time is getting closer, have you heard from your son lately? When are you flying out? I am really trying to picture my daughter and what she will look like the first time I see her. I will definately have to wear waterproof mascara and bring lots of tissues! lol
At 5:57pm on January 8, 2011, barb(♥MYAO) said…
NavyMomKim the clor for Div 059 was picked a couple of weeks ago. It is navy and gold striped.
At 5:15pm on January 8, 2011, Janie (Ship11~Div.59 Alumni) said…
THANKS KIM! I so look forward to meeting you at PIR. Just look for the crazy redhead and that will be me. lol
At 1:39am on December 20, 2010, supportive1(norfolk,va) said…

Hey navy mom kim, I am not a 100% sure. I think it is a first come first sit kind of thing. If it was anything like my brothers graduations (army however).

At 7:51am on December 16, 2010, Linda (Proud Navy Mom) said…

Hi Kim,


Happy to meet you! Have you done things like this with your ex before with your kid(s)? I have done dinner and some activities but never a weekend. lol



At 2:56pm on December 12, 2010, Brigitte said…

Glad to have another mom with a child in the same group!

At 8:23pm on December 2, 2010, Bonnie Mahan said…
My grandson just grad from Ill. and went to S.C. Said he loved basic, but missed his cell an Ipod. Write thats all he wanted letters. Getting homesick letters help. If not enough tickets still go, they stay at the motel with you, shop go out to eat, whatever, but are given rules.I didnt go but grandaughter said if she knew i could of went instead of being alone thanksgiving. S.C I will go for vacation with grandaughter. Write funny letters, make him laugh. I did but was crying all the while.After basic they will have there phone. Ill cry for 6 yrs.He was my tormenter. Wish you and all luck. Bonnie
At 1:07am on November 30, 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! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

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