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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At 2:27am on September 2, 2012, happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) said…
Hi there! I haven't talked to you in soo long and just wondering how you are doing and hows it going with your SR? Times getting closer! I leave Tuesday on the train for PIR! And then you're next!
At 7:00pm on August 9, 2012, gahills (ship 2 Div 944) said…

My son is also in Ship 2 Division 944.

At 2:35pm on July 30, 2012, Maltobella (HM - San Antonio) said…

Is there a group for mom's of sailors in Ship 2 Division 944? My son is in that one. His PIR is September 14th.

At 7:07pm on July 25, 2012, NavyDoll Ebony said…

Im actually not a navy fiance is in the navy. i just joined this group to get perspectives from bay area. But he has been in since Dec 2011 and if you need any questions asked or anything i can do my best to answer and share what i know.

At 5:15pm on July 25, 2012, ProudNavyMom,NavySchoolofMusic said…
I haven't received the form letter yet. But I'm thinking, if they filled them out Sunday, mailed out Monday, so hoping we'll get them tomorrow; at the latest Saturday.. As far as PIR, 8 weeks of boot camp would end with graduation being the 14th. In my head, I've been planning that all along.:) Haven't booked anything yet, so hoping there will be something left...
At 6:09pm on July 23, 2012, ProudNavyMom,NavySchoolofMusic said…
Hi djmom!
My son is also Ship 2, Div 944!!
At 8:30am on July 20, 2012, aircrew23 said…

My son turned 20 in May, he was real excited to go.  His rate is aircrew.   How about your son?  So far today seems a little better.  The call the other night was tough on me... I'm just trying to stay busy and keep praying.  I'm not a very religious person but I think this entire experience is going to make me one. :)  How are you doing?

At 9:15pm on July 19, 2012, aircrew23 said…

I'm from Pennsylvania, how about you?

At 4:02pm on June 6, 2012, akeewee said…
Hi there. My step son Elliott leaves for bc on 7/17 in Great lakes
At 6:49pm on April 3, 2012, Kira (Daughter AT1 Whidbey) said…

Thanks! My daughter turned 18 in March last year and joined in May. She joined with her BFF and they promised them they'd be going through BC and A School together, but her BFF went to BC last September and started A school in December. My daughter had to wait 15 months between enlisting and BC...  I was not happy she did it, she's SO smart and could have her choice of colleges or careers. But she still wants to do this and hasn't changed her mind yet. I live in San Francisco with my twin 19-year-olds (boy/girl).

At 9:36pm on February 24, 2012, BunkerQB said…

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck. NOTE to moms: your emotions are going to go through some real highs and lows. It's all part of letting go. It would be unnatural for you not to feel a sense of loss, even though you are very proud. That loss is saying goodbye to his/her "childhood" and their dependence on you, as his/her "mom" - it's a role we have embraced from their birth. How can we not feel something when it is changing FAST? Just stay with us. The Boot Camp Moms, Navy MEPS/Dep and the PIR groups are here to see you through from beginning to end.


At 5:42pm on February 24, 2012, 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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