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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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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Navy Moms


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Navy Moms

This group is for Navy moms who are deaf or hard of hearing. Communicating with your hearing son or daughter can be difficult. You can share your frustrations, hopes, fears, and joy with other Navy moms.

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Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2023

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Comment by NitaSewBee on May 11, 2011 at 6:53pm

 welcome to our group.. To tell you the truth, I think  all of our kids  have been in awhile. My son is a seabee and he just reupped recently.  He is currently deployed in  Southeast Asia.  I have been hearing impaired for the passed  few months, or should I say I have been having hearing  problms for the past few years.. I found out in JAnuary  of this year that i have  Nerve deafness. It is a challenge but I deal with it. HAve you been deaf  all your life,  I am trying to learn sign language. I used to work at McDonalds but my hearing issues  made it hard to work. So I was laid off until  they found out what the problem was. I haven't worked at a job since MAy of last year


 well I went to get the cyst looked at. The doctor said  no sense in messing with it, it's not  causing any problems as of yet, if they operate, I will just be left with pain from a surgery I didn't need in the first place. I did  find out that my migraines are caused by my  jaw... and I should get it checked out by the dentist... This is all from  an E.N.T doctor with a  harley on  his surgical cap.( he wore it the day he removed my baby's ( 15 yr old)  tonsils). Got my tooth out so that helps some.  will alleviate some of the migraines.. This tooth has been bugging me for   years. Finally  got to the point where I couldn't take it any more. Also because this tooth was also wreaking havoc on my left ear.. making it quite painful to put my hearing aids in.

I found a way to save on batteries for my hearing aids. only wear them when people are home, or when I really want to hear something..


Still no job.. can't say I am really looking...If  God wants m to be working, then he can nudge my shoulder and I will get my  rear in gear to and follow his lead.. Until such time happens. I am quite content doing what I am doing.. thinking about  putting some God given talent into  my over abundant supply of fabric.

Comment by MrsMink on May 11, 2011 at 4:02pm
Greetings I am a proud Deaf mom of SR at Ship 11 Div 195 are any of your SR at great lakes now?
Comment by NitaSewBee on April 22, 2011 at 7:34pm
 I am  going to look for a job next week. Help bring some money into the house. Hope you are doing well. I learned the sign for "1 week" have a cyst on my sinuses, adn my left ear hurts so I didn't put in any  hearing aids today or yesterday. I have to find my library books that have been out since  feb. I have no clue where they can be. but I will find them i wonder if they are under my bed.
Comment by NitaSewBee on March 12, 2011 at 5:15am
I finally got my hearing aids, and trying to get used to the silly things. But its nice to hear  somewhat. I think I am going to  learn sign language though, O think it will be fun, Been busy working  on trying to do my crafts but it always seem like things get in the way.  Yesterday, spent  alot of time on here in the JApan group and  on fb finding  out about the earthquake  and how my seabee is. HE and his  unit are okay. well  in 3 weeks, I find out whether I can go back to work, The dr has to clear me, MAybe I will just ask God because he knows more as to what I can  and can 't do.   hopefully the  spinal tap I had  comes back good. I also took a nice  tumble down stairs so I am healing from that hope you are all doing well. I will try to get in here more. take care..
Comment by NitaSewBee on February 2, 2011 at 3:43pm
yes, I am sorry I didn't reply back, I am just getting back on here, I  was unable to log on for almost a month now, but I am back. I found out recently I have nerve deafness, worse on the left than on the right. got fitted for hearing aids, waiting for them to come in.  other than that, doing okay, I suppose. The dr told me it will get worse, ao I gues I will deal with things as they happen. meanwhile Its nice to be back. talk soon.
Comment by nkrol64 on January 11, 2011 at 1:25pm

Hello Nita,

I wrote an comment and did you get my reply? 

Comment by NitaSewBee on December 21, 2010 at 9:03pm
Hi. I am Nita...I have trouble hearing. its been like this for a few years now, but has gotten worse. Alot of it maybe  from a car accident I had back in October'08, but probably from working at a nursing home in the kitchen with all the loud kitchen appliances before that. My hubby saids I ignore him, its because I have trouble hearing him. I have been  out of work since may of this year due to hearing and balance issues. When the air bag in my car went off, I couldn't hear anything on the left side. My one doctor  told me it was due to pressure in the ear. Who knows realy. All i do know is now that i have health insurance, I can get tests done to get to the root of the problem,. maybe get some kind of classification so I can  get some help. Being out of work has been hard on me and hubby, as I can't work til I know what I am capable of doing. Anyhow I am glad to be in your group.  My hearing prob;ems have been  making talkinmg on the phone and watchimg tv hard as I haveto put the volume up. Working at McDonalds was hard because I have to be able to  look at the people in order to see what they are saying so I can place their order. It was causing problems, so my boss let me go so I could find out what the problem was, and my ears was also causing  hassles with the balance, as I was falling alot. This was not helping the issues any. Well that's it in a nutshell. I have to go make dinner.
Comment by nkrol64 on May 20, 2010 at 4:54pm
Youre welcome to join this group. Thank you for letting me know that you know the ASL. I am a hard of hearing mom and my daughter is in the Navy. Please tell me more about you. :)
Comment by Ashia on May 18, 2010 at 11:33pm
I am not deaf or hard of hearing, but I studied ASL for four years, and have a serious passion for the deaf community! :)

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