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.


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My Daughter did NOT pass swimming test (treading water) what is the process now

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tobianne Jan 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi everybody, I need some advice. My daughter did not pass the Prone test. I want to know what will happen to her now. She will not be able to graduate with your Division on February 1st. She has…Continue

what is going on with my child

Started this discussion. Last reply by mommyof5 Jan 26, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi everyone, I am new to the site. My daughter has been gone since December 4th. I don't know what she is doing. Can somebody please update me on what she is doing and what to expect next.Continue


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A little about me:
Mother of 5, and grandmother of 4 sons. I also have a grandbaby in the oven. I enjoy solving jigsaw puzzles, drawing and watching a good movie.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
In the NROTC program
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
All I know is that they fight for our country. I would like to learn all that I can.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 5:28pm on April 24, 2013, ProudNavyGrandma said…

Good afternoon.   Glad to hear your daughter is now in Virginia.  At least she will be a little closer.  Are you sure her TAD is temporary additional duty??  My grandson is TAD but his means Temporary Assigned Duty because he was originally assigned to the USS Harry S Truman but went with the USS Dwight D Eisenhower when they deployed.  When he returns he will go back to the Truman.  What ship is your daughter assigned to?  My grandson is in the Air Department and works on the flight deck.  Tell her to keep her chin up.  Talk to you later.

At 12:40am on February 1, 2013, MTNESTIN(Ship12-Div085/086) said…
hi name is sailor is a male, but I dint think that matters....I told him that if there are cellow sailirs that dint have fam there...they could come with us. I live 1 hr away and we are headingoutat 4 am.
At 12:03am on January 31, 2013, cynthia/Matt'smom@SanDiego/FN said…

Amy Johnson says she will get you to cleveland to get the bus.  call Sarge to see if he can pick you up at the bus station, the woman below says she will help with transportation wile you are therem to and from the Base.    Sarge--847-212-0246.  Please go to the facebook page ohio navy families to touch base with the women who are trying to help.
At 10:01pm on January 30, 2013, cynthia/Matt'smom@SanDiego/FN said…
Face book ohio navy families
At 9:45pm on January 30, 2013, cynthia/Matt'smom@SanDiego/FN said…

hello, are you there, lol!!  we are looking for you on facebook, are you a member of facebook?  let me know

At 6:30pm on December 12, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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