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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A little about me:
I am a mother of a Navy sailor who was recently assigned to a ship and is now stationed in Norfolk, VA.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 3:15pm on March 31, 2016, John and Yvonne said…

sorry to hear about your daughter and all that has gone on with her. We hope  things will get better with her. 


At 5:07pm on December 29, 2015, lemonelephant said…

I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

It is not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post, so also make change 4. To increase PERSEC, don't include ANYONE in your profile picture.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailor.

At 5:06pm on December 29, 2015, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to join Destroyer Moms (DDG) and Duty Station NAS Oceana, VA Beach VA

What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well.

At 9:57pm on October 5, 2012, Juliette said…

Hey good to hear from you! And yes, i got my phone call too! Just got it yesterday actually around 4:50pm. It was so good to finally hear from him after nearly a month! He sounds ok, just a bit frustrated and exhausted, but he seemed to be doing okay. I'm glad you got to chat with your daughter! Has she been liking it so far? Any complaints. We're moving closer to the midway point now, so we're almost there. Did you make plans for graduation yet? Hotels...and such?

At 3:10pm on September 28, 2012, Juliette said…

Hey glad to hear you're doing well! I have my hotel booked, just have to book the flight! I got 8 letters from my fiance yesterday, they were great! I'm sure yours is on it's way...

At 11:23am on September 26, 2012, Juliette said…

Hey, just wanted to drop by and see how you were doing! I think we're all anxiously awaiting our next possible phone call and our letters! I know I am. The days are slowly moving along - I hope you're doing well! :)

At 5:01pm on September 22, 2012, Juliette said…

Hey that's great! Hopefully they're both doing well! And no worries I'll be at graduation. I would love to see you there. The weeks are moving by smoothly...we're slowly getting there!

At 3:39pm on September 21, 2012, lori ship 12 div 228 said…

Thank you for your response. I thought I had read that somewhere too, but I've been on information overload the last couple of days and can't remember where I've read it!

Thanks again!

At 11:46am on May 8, 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! :)


At 12:31pm on May 5, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

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