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 7:36pm on October 30, 2010, Nick'sMomTerri said…
Have you ever heard of Fowler or Ordway? If so, we are in between those two towns. It will be very nice to meet you. Not much longer now.
At 1:20am on October 29, 2010, Nick'sMomTerri said…
Hi Lori. Nice to see someone one here from Colorado. We are in Olney Springs in the Ark Valley. Small little farm town of just about 300. My son is Nick and he left Denver on Sept. 15. I was not able to see him off at meps but really wish I could have. Are you going to PIR? I can't wait to see Nick. It has been so long. Never gone this long without talking to him.
At 5:52pm on October 18, 2010, drewsmomship02 said…
My son's name is Drew, too. And he is my best friend. I really miss him. He and I share a love of music and I miss him being here to say hey, Mom, I bet you will love this song, come and listen, I made you a cd, etc....I told him besides me that music would be what he missed most... and in his letter he said, Mom you were right!! I miss you and music. He says when they are yelling in his face he just phases out to one of his favorite songs and it gets him thru it. But he sounded so upbeat and says its not as bad as he expected it to be. I hope he is still saying that at week 4 or 5. Hang in there. Our boys are tough.
At 12:05pm on September 28, 2010, Cher :-) said…
Hi Lori...I went through the same 9 years son joined at 19...I remember smelling his cap he left behind..the scent of my son was with me for a while...then it fades....he is going to Iraq in June just got orders...all of this is still unexpecting...but I keep hope in that he will return safe after a year in Iraq. How he has grown into a wonderful young man...he has a wife and two children...hang in there mom...these boys seem to know what they want as hard as it is for mommies to understand.
They grow up. Sending prayers to you and all the Navy families to keep all our sailors safe. :-)
At 10:14am on August 6, 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 featured 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! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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