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


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Started this discussion. Last reply by BunkerQB Jul 4, 2011. 1 Reply

When  are they coming in I want to meet my son when he dock in VA in a week 


Started this discussion. Last reply by BunkerQB Jun 20, 2011. 2 Replies

When are they coming in july I want to meet my son Ihave not seen him siince januaryContinue


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A little about me:
I am a grandmother of 3 as well as a mother of 3...The youngest is serving in the navy.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Being Away for So Long Hurts...
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:24pm on September 4, 2012, Mae Trippers Mom said…

Hey Tricia. Thanks for the invite!! Although my time is coming to an end with the Navy, I know that I will always be a part of this great group and will want to keep in touch and check in to find out what great things are going on in everyones lives. Thank you for your prayers, it has been a rough couple of weeks, but I will be back on my feet and busy as ever before long. 

I hope that this deployment has not been too hard on your or your Sailor. It has been a very long one to me. It feels like a lot longer that the last one, but I take comfort in knowing that this is his last! While I am so proud of him for serving his country I know that he is not happy with some of the things that have been going on and I only want for my children to be happy. His little family needs him home as much as he needs to be home with them. If you need anything anytime please feel free to message me!!

Hugs to you!!

At 9:15pm on May 15, 2012, Tchrmom Lisa said…

Hey Tricia! What is your son's rate? What does he do?

At 12:57pm on May 12, 2012, Tchrmom Lisa said…
That would be great! What is your sons last name?  I think they know each other by last name rather than first. Anthony's last name is Riccobono
At 6:08pm on July 4, 2011, jitcain said…
tricia i have a son with the rippers-he is an AE.i will be on the tiger cruise . this is our 3rd deployment and i was at both earlier homecomings-it is an awesome experience
At 11:03pm on June 22, 2011, BunkerQB said…
Hi, you'll be so wrapped up with the group from the Enterprise you'll forget all about us over at New Moms Stop Here. Those gals are chatty!  Some great people there. If you have a question, drop by NMSH, I check in everyday.
At 1:55pm on June 7, 2011, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

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



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