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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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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A little about me:
My son left today for boot camp today...literally just got my 1 minute phone call from him. This is my first close, personal experience with any military service. This is going to be a long 8 weeks. I am very proud of & happy for my son, but need some support. Heard about your group from another mom at MEPS today. She had wonderful things to say about you all.
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At 12:28am on October 26, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Thanks for the friend request. If you have questions, just let me know. Glad to help!
At 7:50am on October 6, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Good morning, You have been approved to join "MAS We Ship Love." Remember, any questions, send me a message. The first time is always the hardest but shipping is pretty simple after you have done it once! Thanks again for joining us. Pat
At 11:11pm on October 5, 2011, carols_kitchen said…
I'm having problems posting on the Molly's Adopt a Sailor page.  Here's a sample of some pillowcases.  No color restrictions.  I use cotton. Personally prefer to sew and then wash--but it's just your choice.  The labels are put on the boxes once addressed and customs forms are ready.  We're also going to decorate the inside of the boxes with holiday themes.
At 9:29pm on September 26, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side under the members pictures, click on "New Moms Read First." Our new monthly adoption will be announced around the 1st of the month. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us. You are going to have a great time and meet some terrific moms! Pat
At 3:06pm on September 25, 2011, restingnHIM said…

Hey there Joanne ! It is nice to have somebody out there who understands having someone in the military . I cried all the way home back in the car to Pa. after leaving . I too had that same feeling the rest of the following week. I agree that the communication is sooooo much better and nice to have now --- I do however still have my days haha ! I am also trying to not be a bother and bug him with "mom" questions but --- hahaha that too is tough. It is nice that our boy's can hang out together and it is great they are in the same class ! A answer to prayer for sure !  Please stay in touch --- we can support each other ! If you need anything let me know !


                                                                          Take care ,


At 8:43pm on September 22, 2011, restingnHIM said…
Hello , This is Josh's mom just wondering how you are doing . 
At 8:58am on August 30, 2011, kresgeball Div 291 PIR 9/9/11 said…
I love that blue candle!!!
At 4:43pm on August 28, 2011, diannep said…
Thanks for the BattleStations date!
At 4:26pm on July 13, 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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