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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  • FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

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A little about me:
I have 2 sons and 3 daughters. My youngest son, 18, leaves for boot camp July 3. I was very surprised and worried when he first told me he was joining the Navy; however as he explained his reasons I became proud that he had made this decision.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:19pm on August 15, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…

Thank you for helping her...I'll friend her.

At 2:08pm on July 21, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…

Yes...because I don't see it taking off another ten for activation...the purchased ones don't...just with the first use. So if you talk 5 min on the first call you should have 15 left...unless it does pull another 10 again then you would still only have 5.

Guess some will have to try it and see...ugh...I feel like I opened a can of worms! Small ones, but still worms! LOL

At 1:45pm on July 21, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…

This is what he sent me back:

"Well I put that because most people talk for at least 5 to 10 minutes...and then by then, the connection fee would eat up the remaining minutes, so best they use all they can when they can... :) I hope that clears it up a little....but I could foresee like you said, use it for 5 minutes, and then again for another 5 minutes...that might work, however I have not tested that theory out yet..and now I just may have to...LOL"

At 10:35pm on July 20, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…

His profile page lists him as a male. I have never spoken with him just messaged. I sent him a message asking if they were for one use...I had not asked that ...only how long they were for and how much time got eaten. He wasn't around when my son went through so only know by what others have said. You can ask too if you like!Thanks!

At 9:00pm on July 18, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…

Thank you for sending that! I will let them know that a mom has been signed in for a few weeks and it takes her straight to N4M's. That's what I do too! I guess some don't want to remain signed in. But it doesn't hurt to ask about an app!

At 1:07am on July 4, 2012, t'snavymom said…

Just got the CALL from my son!!!

At 10:12am on June 30, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to!!

I hope you get all the information here you are looking for.  Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.  
If you have a new Recruit and need phone cards for them please check out Calls for and get them for FREE.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  The link above will take you to the website to send the email for the FREE phone cards if you need them.  Please spread the word if you know of anyone who can use this great service!!!

At 10:24pm on June 29, 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.

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



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