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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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Hi! My daughter leaves tomorrow for KC. She will be going to Great Lakes for basic the next day. i know nothing about the Navy and am a little overwhelmed. I am so glad to find this site I sure hope I can find someone to kind of walk me through what to expect. She signed up last month and is leaving this month so I have not had much time to adjust to this! Thanks for any words of wisdom or advice in advance.

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Welcome aboard.

I was in the Nay and loved it. There is a lot to learn, though, the confusion is all part of the process.

Do join the New Moms group, and the ladies will give you more advice and places to begin. There are many great groups here for you to explore, learn, ask questions, cry, vent, laugh and make terrific friends. I'm in a bit of a rush just now, so I'm just posting one group, sorry!

Click on this link :
Hi Lacy's mom, I'm Zak's mom! Welcome to the NFM site...Our son left for BC back in April and I was confused and worried too! Did alot of crying. But this I can tell you. DON'T WORRY, the time while she's at BC will fly by, and before you know it, you will be attending her PIR (graduation), and you will be so proud! =) Our son completed BC, stayed in GL for A-school, and just yesterday joined his ship which is out to sea, and will now be traveling for 4 mo. to Korea and Hong Kong. He was stationed in Sasebo, Japan! He LOVES the Navy, as I'm sure your daughter will as well. So hang in there, be supportive of her, write lots of letters, and before you know it, you'll be with her again at her graduation! The girls on this site are SO supportive and help in so many ways if you have any questions at all.
I don't know exactly what your feeling but i know how hard it was for me.....i don't know if you believe in God but if you do (have faith and pray for him to comfort you and your loved one thru these hard times that are coming for you both).....I can tell you my son is graduating Power School next weekend and i could never be more proud of the man he is.......Hang in there and the day will come when you look back and realize it's all about the trust and faith we have......She will do well and i want you to know i am going to pray for you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK LACY AND MOM--------
Thank you so much. Yes I pray everyday for her. I have peace but still miss her like crazy. .Thanks again
I believe that with your support Lacy has made a great decision that will set her on a track for the rest of her life. Even if she finds out later that the Navy is not for is a great place to step into and then onto the rest of her life. My best to both of you!
My son just finished and now stationed at GL. He is now having a hard time transitioning from being told what to do every second to have a little bit of free time
I Just got the letter telling me all the info on graduation. I am so proud of her and very anxious to get a letter.
Yay for you...what is your PIR date and I'll send you the link to the group
October 29
Hello Lacysmom, My son ships out Sept.13th 2010, Im a little nervous too...Hope all is well with you and information would be reatly appreciated!!!!
hi Tammy. I would love to give u any info I can. I am still really new to all of this too. Lacy left August 25. I got the form letter a few days later. Her box of belongings came the next day. A couple days later I got a real letter. It was short but sweet. I am still waiting on another. Letter and a phone call.


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