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 6:21pm on March 14, 2013, Prettysmom6994 said…
ok just got "the envelope"
PIR 26 APR 13
SHIP 11 DIV 166

now what.....hahaha
At 4:32pm on February 22, 2013, lemonelephant said…

There are no extra spots for PIR now. Everyone over the age of 2 (lap babies) must be on the Access List. Hope that your daughter is in a TG that allows 4 guests and not just 3. See and page 2 of Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC for other decisions you will need to make. Go ahead and join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and start checking out the Pages there. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 5:34pm on February 21, 2013, Prettysmom6994 said…
11 days left!!!
thank you everyone!!! you are all AMAZING!!
At 10:14pm on November 20, 2012, crismom3 (ship 03, Div 059) said…

Hi PrettysMom:

YES! you can go to MEPS to see your daughter off on the day of her ship out. I would call her recruiter now and asked to be put on the list. Once you get there, you go straight to the Vistor's Center and sign in. Take your license and car's registration and insurance in with in. OR you can have her recruiter meet you up there and escort you in (it's easier that way, then you know exactly where you are going). We got to hang out with my son for about 1 1/2 hours prior to his departure, and also got to see him take his finaly oath (and video it). Then they take them down stairs when the buses get there and everyone lines up outside and claps when all the young men and women come walking out. It your last time to give that hug and take pictures.  I highly recommend it!  :-)  We live about 15 minutes outside of Philly. :-)



At 2:48pm on October 16, 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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