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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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.)

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


  • Female
  • Cleveland, OH
  • United States

Aim's Friends

  • EiansMom
  • monkeymind
  • radtech
  • Anita  MA Mom
  • Suzi-OH
  • Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons
  • Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor
  • Kathie D

Aim's Groups


Aim's Page

Profile Information

A little about me:
I have 3 children, youngest graduating HS in June and leaving for boot camp. I am a grandma of a 17 mo old. I enjoy facebook, reading, spoiling my grandson.
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
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Find out for son doesn't like to ask questions.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:55pm on December 10, 2010, Anita MA Mom said…

Hey Aim,

In Nicks letter yesterday he said it would be Monday. Captains Cup is tomorrow. They are really trying to win that. How is your sailor doing? Is your Sons name Cope? I can't remember who I talked with that is in Nicks div . The boys talked and found out that us Moms  had talked just can't remember if it was you or Rad Tech Looking forward to next week ONLY 7 DAYS TILL WE SEE THEM>>

At 9:35pm on November 29, 2010, Anita MA Mom said…
Hey AIM,
I know I was so excited to get that Pic on Thanksgiving! I agree he didn't look too different maybe a little more mature??!! We will be driving in from Fort Payne Ala. it will take us like 11hrs. so I hope we get there as planned and in time to freshen up some. What are the Pink Scarves? I read about that on someone else's post, and also about trying to wear red? Help me out with that. Thanks!
At 3:46pm on November 29, 2010, Anita MA Mom said…
Hey there AIM,
Glad to finally meet some other Moms in Nicks division. I only have met one other Mom on this site in our boys division. How is your Son doing? Nick is doing great. He is the groups AROC he is second in charge of their group. I can't wait till graduation hopefully we can get together before graduation. I know there is a Meet and Greet at the Ramada, I also posted one for the Hotel I am staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott. Where are you staying? Lets keep in touch, look forward to meeting you! Many Blessings to you and your sailor!
At 9:26am on November 18, 2010, Lori_KingsBay_USSRI_Radio said…
Hi There! Welcome to PIR 12/17/10; we are happy you found us. My SR is in your son's brother division 03/024. We hope you find our PIR pages helpful as well as supportive. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you. Lori
At 6:42pm on March 23, 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 great group New Moms Stop Here and this OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)
-Elizabeth and Colleen

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