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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I'm a proud mom of a sailor so very proud . We wasn't that close but know we r closer then we ever been I'm so happy with the young man he has turned into with the help of the Navy .
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
You really need to be strong for your loved ones give them plenty of pep talks when there home sick and missing everyone.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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well my son C.J got to come home on his Bday I'm so happy he graduated A school he's going to Va. next he looks good I was so happy to see him I'm so proud of him : )

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 11:55pm 0 Comments

well my son C.J got to come home on his Bday I'm so happy he graduated A school he's going to Va. next he looks good I was so happy to see him I'm so proud of him : )

Sorry so late but I hope all the Mom's out there had a wonderfull Mothers day Bless u all Mom's deserve it : )

Posted on May 12, 2011 at 7:25pm 3 Comments

Sorry so late but I hope all the Mom's out there had a wonderfull Mothers day Bless u all Mom's deserve it : )

shirley C.J. Mom

Posted on April 23, 2011 at 12:30am 1 Comment

Happy Easter everyone. I pray all troups have a happy Easter too. I know this the first Easter without my son being here boy do I miss him I can only imagine how hard it is for those sailor's that can't be with there familys well God Bless all of u & goodnight : )

Shirley C.J.'s Mom

Posted on April 18, 2011 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

I hope everyone is lighting a blue candle for our sons & daughters serving our Country : ) God Bless Them All !

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At 3:35pm on March 22, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Hi Shirley, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! I must apologize for taking so long to welcome you but I have been out of state for the birth of my grandson. For more information, go to Molly's group page and read "Are you new to Molly's Adopt A Sailor?" in the discussion forum at the top of the page. Please don't hesitate to send me a message if you have questions. Thanks for joining us. Pat
At 9:13am on March 18, 2011, gbond (SHIP 11 DIV 119) said…

She called yesterday and her Dad and I both, with my best friend who has watched her grow up, got to talk to her.  She cried the whole time of course!  She said that they are all sick and had to get shots but passed her PT test and got a ribbon in firearms and can't wait to see us.    It's funny I had all this stuff planned to say to her and ask her and when I heard her voice it all went out the window!!!  LOL  I also cried all night but that's ok we are both going through a growing up period!  I know it will get easier as time goes on for both of us.  I do know it gets easier being seperated as time goes on I have one son who has lived in AZ for six years.  I still miss him but not as much.  My husband said we will have good vacation spots because hopefully we will get military discounts when we visit her.  Something to look forward too!

At 9:45am on March 17, 2011, gbond (SHIP 11 DIV 119) said…
Hello I've been sitting outside this week enjoying some good weather for a change.  How long has your son been in the Navy?  This has been so hard, she is our only daughter and the youngest.  On top of her leaving we are dealing with empty nest too.  She needed to join the Navy there is nothing left in Ohio anymore and she is young enough to enjoy the experience of traveling.  She seems to be doing okay, I've been writing her three to four times a week and can't wait for April 1st PIR!
At 6:25am on March 12, 2011, gbond (SHIP 11 DIV 119) said…
Hi Shirley My daughter is still in boot camp and her PIR is 4/1.  She is my youngest and only girl so was very spoiled.  I was very surprised when she decided to join the Navy.  This has been so tough not seeing her or knowing what she is going through!  She sounds like she likes it and is trying hard.  Her A school is Corpsman and and she will be in GL.  Any suggestions on how to make this easier would be great.  This site has really helped me alot!
At 12:26pm on March 9, 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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