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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • United States

Jess's Friends

  • Mrs.AndreaD
  • Michaels#1Fan
  • Denise/Proudmom-Ship 07 DIV 205
  • ChucksChick (He's a Sailor!!)
  • redpanda320 Ship 07 Div 205
  • Cassandra Rose
  • Liz L ship 07 div 205
  • newyearsbaby
  • Shelly/Ethan's Mom Ship07Div206
  • Paxston'sgirl
  • Anti M
  • Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

Jess's Discussions

Is there such thing as to much mail?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChrisAmo May 6, 2010. 1 Reply

I was just wondering if they can receive to much mail.My bf has so many people sending him mail its crazy.The kids classes from school have all made thank you letters and it is his birthday at the…Continue

Ship 7 division 205. Anyone else with a love one in here

Started this discussion. Last reply by kisses0608 May 14, 2010. 2 Replies

Hello,   My fiance left 4/13 for great lakes.His scheduled PIR is 6/4/10. I have not heard from him other than his short call home upon arrival and a letter enclosed in the BOX.Its great to have this…Continue


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Spouse/Significant other
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:45am on November 26, 2010, Mrs.AndreaD said…
So, where is it that you're staying?...
At 2:26am on November 25, 2010, Mrs.AndreaD said…
Hi :). I'd love to hear what you've got to say :). I think I'm pulling all the ends together, and it looks like I may be able to move within the month. That is all up to whether or not I'm able to find a good deal on an apartment and a job...
At 12:28am on August 3, 2010, Ruth, Gun's Mom said…
Jess, my sailor son lives in Zion pretty close to Wal-Mart in an apt complex.
At 10:46am on May 20, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi Jess, wanted to welcome you to the AECF group. You have some adorable photos! So is it your boyfriend heading into AECF? It is a great program with lots of schooling on the front end, he can expect 1.5 to two years of school before he reports to the fleet. First year in GL and then he will be moved to another state for C school. Location and length to be determined at the end of A school. He will be either an ET or an FC when he graduates from A school, both are great rates. We do have a wives club thread within the group with lots of information for families, especially if they are looking at moving to GL during school. You will find our group to be active and supportive - stop in often!
At 1:23am on May 17, 2010, Michaels#1Fan said…
Thanks it is getting better yesterday his RDC actually allowed him to call me. It was so nice to hear from him. I missed him his voice so much. It was just so wonderful. And he told me he's missing me everyday and it was just a relief in a way I feel connected because I know that at any given moment when I'm thinking of him he's thinking of and missing me too.
At 9:57am on April 29, 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 featured 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 and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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