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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Mom missing Travis

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 3:41pm 2 Comments

Dear Navy Aunt (AF Wife) I just read your comment it really felt good to know that someone out there cares. I will take your advise and join the other groups. This is all new to me THAT WAS SWEET OF YOU, YOUR WORDS WERE LIKE GOLD TO ME WHEN I NEEDED IT THE MOST. THANKS AGAIN FOR CARING!!!

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Posted on November 19, 2010 at 10:55am 3 Comments

My son left for Great Lakes on Wednesday the 17th of November out of Pittsburgh and I have not been able to stop crying since. I am very proud of my Travis but I am having a hard time letting go. I miss him so much it hurts! I did get my phone call from the airport and he sounded so up and ready to start his life. I am proud but miss him badly. My husband got the call about 9:30 from base and again he sounded ready to get started. I hope these 8 weeks go fast.

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At 2:32pm on December 18, 2010, Charlie said…

I didn't mean to make you cry:(   I just wanted everyone to see what a handsome grandson I have. He's such a good boy. I know he is going to do great in the navy. I am having a hard time getting around this site. I guess I haven't had enough time to explore it properly. I sure am glad I got such a good camera and got these awesome pictures before he left. Stay strong baby girl. I love you:)

At 12:04am on November 25, 2010, chew92 said…
The cat is Chewbaca who was born in 1992. He is 18 years old and is my son's buddy and is living with me now. 18 in cat years is 88. Hope I look that good at 88! ha Well we are sissy when it comes to snow. My son flew to BC from Maui in flip flops, shorts and a tee shirt. Oh, I pray for him. His note you me was hoping I was OK and that he was OK and it is all as he had expected at BC. I hope he can keep up with the younger men. You know they are Men :)
At 9:29pm on November 23, 2010, chew92 said…
Hi, from Oakland, CA. My letter just came and my son in in Ship 2 Div 909 also. Yeah, PIR January 21, 2011. My son is older: 32. He made his decision and I am proud. I have no tears because he is already been making his decisions and living on his own. A MOM still roots for her son though and now I can root for Ship 2 Div 909 and your son !!!! :)
At 5:17pm on November 18, 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 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! :)

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