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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Hi... is anyones son in Ship 14 div 333? Would love to chat!!!

Posted on August 26, 2012 at 9:39am 1 Comment

Hi... is anyones son in Ship 14 div 333? Would love to chat!!!

feeling lost

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 10:55am 4 Comments

My son left on August 15th....I am so glad one week has gone by...I am so proud of him but miss him so much...I am running to the mail box everyday waiting to get his address....I so hope it comes today!!!

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At 1:16pm on September 5, 2012, Jacky (sub mom) said…

Would love to get a coin, any info would be great.  Have a great day!!!

At 11:27am on August 29, 2012, diannep said…

Just wanted to let you know that "Lala Ribbon Queen", one of our N4Moms veterans on the PIR sites, is the one who makes the PIR ribbons.  They are wonderful.  She posts often on the PIR sites, including yours, so just click on her icon and go to her page if you see her post. on the PIR group that you are interested and she should respond.  You can also find her in the MEMBERS picture square on the 10/12 right.  Her photo icon is red/blue of the ribbons.  Just click on it and message her from her page.

At 8:58am on August 29, 2012, StaceyS said…

Hello ... I swore I answered your note but can not find it on this site, yikes a new database to learn.  :)   I received the form letter but nothing personal from Devin.  Anything new on your end?

Please stay in touch, take care;


At 8:39am on August 28, 2012, SRMom said…

Hi Amy, I'm Maureen.  My son's name is Shaun.  I am so glad that I found this place!  My son surprised us in May when he said "I joined the Navy" out of the blue, Mother's Day as a matter of fact, lol!   Since then I have been in a world that I know NOTHING about, but it is helpful to know that ALL moms seem to feel the way I do...

Good to meet you :)

At 10:52pm on August 22, 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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