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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At 4:27pm on April 3, 2013, Jana said…

The whole weekend im already dreaming  And Japan that is were he would love to go

Thanks for the post 

At 5:02pm on February 24, 2013, auxlady said…

Thanks Dawn for info one of Brians friends from our area is stationed @ Mayport NAS the base was so awesome during Brian's long illness ,the Navy does take care of it's own. i met a Navy Capt @ a daily mass he asked priest to ask me if ok to visit Bri @ Mayo clinic we said sure ,he came on day rt after Brian had Marrow transplant & coulldnt believe said he had just come back from mission overseas & wanted to see how he was doing .i asked him why he came since Bri not in his Division,said We Are all a Family so you see very fortunate & he was just one of many who opened their arms to us during our trying time.

I'll be volunteering @ our annual vets picnic where they bus in wilke-Barre & Bath ny vets

give them a picnic lunch entertainment & t shirt last yrs tshirts had military families on back .i'm getting involved with my American Legion Aux so it helps me keep busy .i had to retire from USPS from car accident (non work) it happened 3 weeks before Bri diagnosed so somethings happen for reason never know why ,though we are blessed with beautiful granddaughter 2yrs old has bris smile & his big feet Didnt mean to ramble on if any info I get through my fellow Nay moms I feel you girls on PA site might be interested in will post have good week & God Bless



At 8:02am on December 10, 2012, BethFromNJ - Doc's Mom said…

Thanks for the friendship Dawn.  Are you on Facebook too?  If so, come find me at

It was wonderful meeting you on Saturday!

At 12:13am on October 11, 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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