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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Wife and mother of 3. One daughter and 2 sons. My 19year old son has enlisted in the Navy.
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It was one of the hardest things to watch my wonderful son leave for boot camp but he returned a wonderfully strong young man. He will take all that he has learned from his family and all he has learned through the Navy and honor all these beliefs- my son has made me proud beyond words and the USN is very lucky to have him as a member. Through this Navy experience I've become a little stronger too- there comes a time when you have to let them go.. their own way...
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Made it through boot camp...

Posted on July 3, 2011 at 10:41am 4 Comments

My son left on April 26th for boot camp and we both made it through. He is staying in IL for his training. For those moms who are just beginning the anguish I am here if you have any questions, I was clueless when he announced he wanted to join the Navy. I want to help if I can .. 

Got first call!

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 3:35pm 2 Comments

I got my first phone call from my son yesterday at 4:40pm. We got to talk for 25 minutes, he took a calling card with him but said they are easily acquired at the store they have on base if you need to purchase one. It was a mandatory call everyone gets. Received my first letter the previous day. - Calvin said the days start at 6am and end at 9:30/10:00pm so he has been really tired and had just got the chance to write and it took 6 days for me to…


Finally got 1st letter!

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 2:00pm 4 Comments

I got my first letter today from my son- I cannot express the joy I felt the moment I opened the mailbox and there it was! The first thing he said was "happy mother's day mom". He is adjusting and seems to be in a positive frame of mind and said he should be getting to call us this weekend. Took 3 weeks until he was able to write.

Still waiting...

Posted on May 11, 2011 at 2:58pm 5 Comments

My son left for boot camp on April 26th. I got 'the box' on the following Friday and cried all day. I am still waiting to hear from him... He is on ship 09 div 207. This is one of the hardest things ever. 

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At 12:23pm on August 1, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi WV Mom, You have been approved to join "MAS We Ship Love." First of all, I must apologize for taking so long to approve you. We have been so busy trying to win money for our troops through the Pepsi challenge and then in the middle of that I had to go to Michigan for a funeral.

You should also consider joining "Molly's Adopt A Sailor" as these 2 groups work hand-in-hand. For information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side of the page under the member pictures, click on "New Moms Read First."

Today our August adoptees were announced. At the top of page on Molly's group page in the Discussion Forum, read "August is for the Attack Squadron the Shadowhawks." Please send me a message if you have questions. Thanks for joining us. Pat

At 5:10pm on May 12, 2011, Angel W ProudMom said…

You are so welcome, I carry me cellphone around every where can't seem to put it down affraid of  thinking she may call me at anytime and don't want to miss her call so i am still waiting and hoping she will call home soon,

So hang in there and just keep your self busy, That is what i tell my self,,



At 3:59pm on May 11, 2011, Angel W ProudMom said…

Hello there,

 You are not alone,same here my daughter left that same day and also recieved her box that following Friday, On the following Monday we recieved the form letter but still no call

still waiting for a call from her, I have many sleeples night just thinking about my baby she is 19 but she is my baby no matter hold she is... :( so I try to just stay busy.

At 10:44am on May 9, 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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