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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I attended UCLA as an Archaeology major, graduated in 2010. <3 I was born in one place, raised in a couple of other places and have lived in a few other places on top of that. But what's important is that I currently live, love and learn in the greater Charleston area.
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At 1:15pm on January 10, 2011, jamielyn said…

We are in MenRiv West, or however you spell it. It's off Jefferson St if you know where that is

At 12:49pm on January 5, 2011, jamielyn said…
We live over on Marshall St, I have no idea where Henry is haha. Getting settled in ok? Have a good Christmas? :)
At 1:36am on October 19, 2010, Proud_Wife said…
We did a DITY move
At 6:31am on October 13, 2010, jamielyn said…
Yes I am so excited!! My husband called me a little while ago, they are at the airport. I believe he said his plane leaves around 7, and should be getting to Charleston around noon or so (it's not a direct flight).
I can't wait until I can move down there with him, time needs to go by faster!!
At 4:13pm on October 3, 2010, NavyMomLG said…
Sorry it took so long to reply, I have been out of town. My son is MM I believe, how about yours?
At 9:41pm on September 27, 2010, NavyMomLG said…
Hi RaeBear - thanks for inviting me to be your friend. It looks like your husband is a Nuke, so is my son. Which division is he in? I am starting to loose track!
At 7:34am on September 25, 2010, annafornavy said…
Hi Rachel-
Click on the groups box and then type in 6/25/2010. That was our PIR date. Once you click on that right after the countdown meter you will see the discussion form. Click view all. When you scroll down you will see where I attaced it. It says: A MUST READ OFR ALL NAVY FAMILES.. IF you still have problems let me know... God Bless your SAILOR!!!
At 3:27pm on August 30, 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 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! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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