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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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AECF - FCs and ETs Discussions (85)

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AECF- Time and LOcation

Good Afternoon Fellow Moms and Everyone: I am writing to ask if anyone knows for sure where A and C School are for AECF.   I know I am a b…

Started by Vanmom2013

1 Jun 24, 2013

Anyone have any info on Dalgren Base?

Hope everything is going well for everyone! Our sailor surprised us with a visit on his way to Dalgren! He leaves soon and I was thinking a…

Started by Christy_Ship07Div242

0 Apr 24, 2013

USS Henry M. Jackson ( SSBN 730 ) - Now has a Group on Navy for Moms

Henry M. Jackson  ( SSBN 730 )   now has a group on  Navy for Moms Click Here to visit the HMJ ( SSBN 730 ) Group on NFM  

Started by HMJ Mom

0 Apr 3, 2013

ET vs FC - which better for foreign soil bases/travel?

I posted this elsewhere but just found this group so thought maybe I'd get better understanding here.  My son just joined DEP.  His rating…

Started by MilSup4Life

25 Mar 15, 2013
Reply by magsmom

Checking back in

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and hopefully got to see your sailor! My son is checking back in after Stand Down. Wha…

Started by Christy_Ship07Div242

2 Jan 6, 2013
Reply by MommaJeri

C-School for FCs...When did you get your orders?

Ok, so my hubbs is just a couple weeks away from finishing FC A-school and I'm starting to get that impatient itch, wanting to find out whe…

Started by Ash

63 Nov 29, 2012
Reply by HalfOfMyHeart

More FC vs ET

Can someone explain exactly what the FC does vs ET?  Where does each of these go to train generally and how long is the training for each o…

Started by MartiB_TX

9 Oct 14, 2012
Reply by Anti M

ET spec war comms tech

any of your sailors have this NEC? my husband is interested in it and im just looking for any information i can find on what it will entail.

Started by Ashley

5 Sep 16, 2012
Reply by Concernedad


Hey everybody! I'm completely new to this group. My boyfriend is currently in boot camp and his PIR is 8/17/12, but I just found out he is…

Started by dukelvr

4 Jul 29, 2012
Reply by dukelvr

Moving to IL in July

Hi everyone! My husband graduated BC on 04/06 and going to school as a "FC". Im planning to move to IL in July. We are looking at a apartme…

Started by chochern

13 Jul 6, 2012
Reply by carlyaw


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