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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A little about me:
A proud Mother of 3. Happily married for 28yrs. My daughter 25, married, currently a successful teacher in elementary education as a Kindergarten teacher. Her husband in currently an active reserve Officer in the US Coast Guard, in addition he's a successful high school instructor in the area of business and entrepreneurship. They blessed us with our first grandchild just after the new yew 2010. I'm also bless with 2 sons, 22 & 20. My 22 yr. is Fire Fighter 1 and a Nationally registered EMT as well as volunteer FF for our local Fire Dept. Unfortunately, with all his credentials, CA has not been forthcoming in helping him to obtain a job in this field he is very passionate about. He is currently in college working toward a Bachelor Degree. My 20
yr. old entered the Navy Oct 26, 2010.He is currently at RTC. His PIR is Dec. 22, 2010. He is in Div: 906 and will be in the Honor Guard during the graduation ceremony. He is in the SECF program, so he has great things ahead of him for his future...The military is a brand-new chapter & experience in our lives, with the exception of our son-in-law.I must admit, I'm a bit uneasy with the whole military idea in general, but the more confidence I hear in his voice, the better I feel. I am a worrier at heart, always have been, so it is difficult for me. I support them & love all of my children more than anything in the world. I pray daily for their safety, happiness, & success in all they do. They have many opportunities ahead of them, each specific to them, but non the less very exciting to watch in excitement as they experience all that awaits them, see them grow, become stronger, more confident people, but most of all I pray they find love & all that makes them happy. My biggest wish for all my children is for them to find true joy & happiness. So while they go places, experience adventures & opportunities galore, somewhere within the journey their lives take them, I know along the way they will find everything they need & all the happiness & love they deserve plus more....
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My son is very excited about his decision & I need to set aside my own concerns & support him. I want him to follow his heart & more than anything I want him to be happy. I know he will be successful in anything he sets out to do..I love him. I have been researching everything I can regarding the Navy. Knowledge is power. ......My father is a Navy Veteran & has said nothing but positive things regarding his experience in the Navy, so I'm certain I will be able to get the information I need from other sources....I do like the Navy's reputation & my son is very happy with his choice & looking forward to Oct. 25, 2010........He graduates BC Dec. 22, 2010 & will come home with us after his PIR/Graduation Ceremony. He is in Div:906 and will be in the honor guard during the ceremony..We are so proud....He's worked hard, still working hard... We should have a wonderful Christmas.... :)
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:14pm on October 19, 2010, BunkerQB said…
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At 3:08pm on October 1, 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! :)

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