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.

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

Navy Speak

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

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


  • Female
  • Lyman, SC
  • United States

SouthCarolinaProud's Friends

  • Obnoxred1
  • BTsmom
  • collinsnavygirlsmomSHIP14,DIV013
  • JLMom
  • navyparentsmizell
  • deserrai
  • locogirlp
  • princess89 ship 3 div 430
  • LoriK (Ship 02 Div 908)
  • carajean
  • Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons
  • pmgcakes
  • Jill (ATO Mom)

SouthCarolinaProud's Groups

SouthCarolinaProud's Discussions

Do they people make any money while in bootcamp or A school?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Aug 15, 2012. 8 Replies

Hey everyone on here. My name is Linda my daugher leaves for bootcamp in Nov 2012 My question for anyone out here. How much do they get paid while in bootcamp? My daughter has a car payment and she…Continue


SouthCarolinaProud's Page

Profile Information

A little about me:
Hey my name is Linda i am a single mom of 2 kids..19 girl and 17 boy. My daughter joined the Navy and leaves for bootcamp on Nov. 21st 2012. I am very proud of her because my dad was in the Navy during WWII stationed in the Phillipines. I tried to join when i was 18 but i had a hearing problem and didn't make it thur the phyisical so my daughter is living out my dream.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

Comment Wall (4 comments)

You need to be a member of Navy For Moms to add comments!

Join Navy For Moms

At 1:32am on December 14, 2012, momkaw1513 said…

I just read your last post.  You did not fail her!!! She knows you love her!!

At 1:30am on December 14, 2012, momkaw1513 said…

I am so sorry you missed your daughter's call.  I missed my son's today as well, although he got to talk to his sister and that was important to her.  He left me a message and choked up at the end of the call.  I know he misses us, but will be way too busy in a very short amount of time to think any more about it.  They are so resilient.  I did send a prayer up for him all the other SR that missed their parents this afternoon that they would be lifted up and comforted.  I guess I should add us mom's to that prayer, huh? 

At 11:59am on November 13, 2012, navyparentsmizell said…

Thank you for adding us as friends! Good luck to your daughter as well!

At 3:31pm on August 7, 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.

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



© 2023   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service