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.


Proud Mom of Justin
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States

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At 10:53pm on November 26, 2012, Proud Mom of Justin said…
I hope the phone card is already activated I just did the same thing and was ready to go by another one. I'm going to go back to the store tomorrow and read what it says.
At 10:26pm on November 26, 2012, Bella7177 said…
Hey, question: I bought a phone card, and the customer service rep said it would activate with the first call. Does that mean I have to activate, using minutes, before I send it to her?
At 9:00pm on November 26, 2012, jomama132000(ship12Div053) said…

I just look around through the groups like boot camp and  the PIR for our date. in the corner will be join the group just click on it. I'm still learning the site too ;)

At 7:48am on November 26, 2012, jomama132000(ship12Div053) said…

she will be going to Monterey CA for CTI.

At 10:59pm on November 25, 2012, Proud Mom of Justin said…
I know my son would tell me it's silly, but what can we do? We are mothers. My son will be going to San Antonio, TX? How about your daughter?
At 10:07pm on November 25, 2012, jomama132000(ship12Div053) said…

I'm with you on that! its hard not knowing your mind tends to wonder. we stayed with her all day at meps and then at the airport until she left. I cross off the days on the calendar until PIR . knowing her she would most likely laugh at me worrying and tell me i'm silly LOL! Do you know where your son will be going to "A" school?

At 8:46pm on November 25, 2012, Proud Mom of Justin said…
I notice you don't leave in Illinois, that must be even harder for you. I actually was able to go see him get sworn in then we said our goodbyes and he went to the airport to get the rest if the recruits. Every morning when I don't want to get up for work I think of them and how long they've been up and what they must be doing and that helps. I just try and figure out what they are doing all day. I've watch and read all there is in this sight but still wonder. Cannot wait for my first phone call or letter.
At 8:39pm on November 25, 2012, jomama132000(ship12Div053) said…

Thanksgiving was hard for me too but I keep telling myself what our kids are doing is just as hard ,most likely harder..if they can do this we can do this!!! its funny we as parents try our best to teach them the right and wrongs to be strong and now its my daughter teaching me and she doesn't even know it!!!! I believe they have a place called the Nex where they can get phone cards ect. so don't stress over that!! he'll be happy just to get the mail and hear from you!!  ;)

At 7:58pm on November 25, 2012, jomama132000(ship12Div053) said…

Hi pround mom of justin , how are you? I'm pretty new at this to but this site seems to be pretty helpful and we are not alone!!!! :) Do you know what ship and div he is in? its great haveing this site not only for all the knowledge it has it brings all us new navy moms together to help and support eachother.

At 5:52pm on November 15, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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