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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Just want to let everyone know, I have ordered my ribbons for graduation April 13,2012. Now just wait... :( Anyone interested in PIR ribbons or scarves LaLa ribbon queen or email her at

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I am new to all of this, just curious but what are the PIR ribbons?  My SR graduates on April 6th.

They are ribbons that you can put you son/daughters first or last name on one part and usually thete Division on the otherr side. You wear them on graduation day to show your support for you son/daughter and there Division.... Lala Ribbon Queen is the lady on this site that males them.. You can do a search on your web browser ( for some examples of what she does.... And by the way Congrates to your son/daughter Hope this helps.

Thanks so much for the info i will check it out!

Hi Freese,

I am new to this too...I am about to order my ribbons but could you tell me if they need to be a specific color for specific Div.?

thank you!


Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons (clickable link) can help you if you order from her, but if you go to (that is within her website), you will see the choices and you need to order one of the 3 blue PIR styles.  If you choose to make your own ribbons, you can use Navy blue ribbon or red white and blue ribbon.  We seldom see different ribbon colors for different divisions any more and when that happens, a loved one makes them.

I am very new to navyformoms and my sons PIR is 3/16 do you think it is too late to get a ribbon?

Yeah, I think it may be to late. But you could contact La La Ribbon Queen and ask her... congrates to you daughter......

To new members, please check out our survival guide written just for you.

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (click on this, it'll take you to right page). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups such as the Boot Camp Moms group. Additionally, you'll find tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. If you lose the page, don't worry. You can always find it by going to the MAIN page for this site (click the MAIN tab on the above menu bar). . BTW, you all have a personal page. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menu bar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any messages from other moms on your comment wall.

Good luck.

I went to the website, but it is under construction.  Is there another way to order these?  My son's PIR is June 1st.

( is the email or her number is (828) 242-2721
Good luck with your son/daughter and welcome to the Navy Family, my son graduated 4/13/12 was a wonderful moment to see the graduation and of course him!

omg-my grandson pir day is the same.




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