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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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This is actually my first time with a support grp and I am so happy that I have found one.  I have been married for 10 years and my hubby has been in the navy for 19 years.  Go figure I waited a long time to find a grp lol.  My hubby is a CWO in the navy and he is currently deployed for a year.  Once he returns we will be moving to the Va area.  Its hard because my friends cannot relate to how I feel and its hard express my feelings.  They always say "oh its going to be ok" or "he will be home before you know" oh the famous line " I know how you feel" but really you don't.  You don't know how it feels to be married to a man in the military.  But again I am happy to be here and happy to be around a grp who knows exactly what I am going thru.

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I think you will be a better support to the rest of us with your experience! Hope you share your knowledge! I am only a navy mom, but I know there are many wives and girlfriends who would like to hear your point of view!

Awe thanks

Welcome to the group. There are a number of groups out of VA.

Here is a group for PA moms

These are groups within Navy For Moms. We also have groups associated with specialty.

Ok thanks

Welcome my son is a CWO assigned to the Gerald Ford and he has just returned from a 9 month deployment. Yeah those long ones just plan suck..oh yeah he and his family live in Va  It a great area they have been there 24 yrs of his 27 in the Navy.  Welcome Aboard  garnetts is right you will be a get help to the young ones coming in and bunker always has the right stuff to read or join.

Thanks Judy j
Hello Stephanie! Sending prayers and well wishes your way today and forever! I'm a Navy Mom,and Army veteran. I hope you share your knowledge!
Thanks Coach Shelia

hello all!!

Stephanie--welcome!  im a navy mom.  my son has been in only 3 years so far.  he is on his first deployment.  I, too, think you will make a great person to give support to others.  of course, you will receive a lot of support also!  good luck to you and your hubby!!


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