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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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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A little about me:
My husband and I were both in the Navy, in fact, my husband retired in 2001. We loved our Navy life and are thrilled that our son has decided to join.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I completely grew up in the Navy, as in became an adult. The Navy taught me to do my best work, be on time and work with others.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:39pm on April 16, 2011, Ruth, Gun's Mom said…
Would you join my group, Quad-Cities joined By a River, in Navy for Moms?  There are enough of us here to have our own group.
At 10:20pm on November 17, 2010, HeatherSRfiancee(Shp2/Div952) said…
He made it there yesterday and is loving it so far! It's nice to be able to communicate with him! Hope Travis is doing well too!
At 11:45pm on November 16, 2010, HeatherSRfiancee(Shp2/Div952) said…
It was so nice to meet you and your husband this past weekend! And your SAILOR!! How nice does that sound?! So proud of our guys!!
At 10:28pm on August 1, 2010, chew92 said…
He looks as if he's full of energy and rarin' to go. Aren't they wonderful. My son would have loved to go earlier but I think this deployment date has to do with the AECF school opening. My son has been working with computers for some time and wishes to go further with computers and give back as well as learn more. He had to sign for 6 years with this school placement. He says no problem with a smile. He just wants to go. I wish him patience :)
At 10:16pm on August 1, 2010, chew92 said…
Hi! My son leaves for bootcamp 11/16/10. He's running and working out each day to get in shape. He does not live with me... has been on his own for awhile so I have to keep in touch with him by email. I probably want more contact than he does. This site is perfect for me so I don't bother him so much. When does your son go to bootcamp? Glad to hear from you.
At 8:44am on July 28, 2010, chew92 said…
Welcome, I too am a new Navy mom. Son just enlisted and will go to bootcamp soon then to the Advanced Electronics/Computer Field school. I am so proud of all our young sailors. Greetings from Oakland, CA
At 9:35am on July 27, 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 featured 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! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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