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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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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.


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At 8:26pm on April 2, 2012, tysmom said…

Ok,Daniel is an ET NAV? Tyler is a FT. I am now in Groton at Navy Lodge.

At 10:12pm on September 19, 2011, suems2 said…

Thanks so much for the info Jan.  I really have not gotten a chance to talk much to my son about his speciality as a STS (sonar tech - sub), but I do know that it will be top secret much of the time.


It truly will be of great support to be able to talk with Moms & Spouses of Sailor Submariners throughout his time in Groton.


Looking forward to e-talking more often.

At 12:17pm on June 29, 2011, PNM #2 (Proud NaVy Mom-2nd SR) said…

Yep, his life has been full of trainers too.  Think he's glad to finish that and the first quiz.  He is going to be an FT - fire tech.  It was his first choice so I think he's happy.  He's enjoying it over there too; think he's enjoying the freedom more than anything!


I won't be going to the BESS graduation but hope to go to the final graduation from "A" school sometime next year.  That's when all of the hard work will finally be finished and his Navy career really starts.


Were you and your husband at the airport the morning after PIR?  I could have sworn I either saw you or spoke to you at the airport!  I may be getting you confused with someone else but I could have sworn I saw you there.  It was nice to get that extra hour with them.  Met some of my sons friends; they are all some fine young gentlemen.  I'm so glad he picked this for his career!


My youngest son (who'll be a senior in high school this year) has started on his journey to join the Navy as well.  He filled out his paperwork and is beginning the process of going to MEPs for his physical and things like that.  Two sons in the military - I would never have believed it!!


Hope this finds you well.  Enjoy BESS graduation!  If you get a group picture let me know if you see a tall 6'4" boy in them because that's my son!!!!!  Take care!

At 12:01am on April 25, 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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