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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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'Nurse' Moms!

Seems as if a lot of moms are nurses.. Just checking to see where you live and what kind of professional setting you work in.

Members: 183
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2022

Discussion Forum

ER/Trauma Nurse

Started by JennMidg Nov 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Peds nurse

Started by Donovan'sMom Oct 13, 2014. 0 Replies

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Comment by Dona on September 12, 2009 at 7:52pm
Navy/Army: What school are you doing your online BSN? I have looked at a couple that still require some "offline" work. I have a Diploma RN, but by the time I finish a BSN I will be eligible for retirement and I just really do not wish to go into debt at this point to complete it. I wish you all the best and I am sorry to hear about your son's difficult time.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on August 14, 2009 at 11:02am
I've never heard of that sort of a phone call. You are right it is a very hot topic right now. I'll be listening for any info also.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on August 9, 2009 at 8:43am
Hi Lori! Can you give me some idea of how your parish nursing career got started? It has been discussed at my church for a while, but we can't seem to get if off the ground. What is involved? How is compensation made - through insurance or private payor? Exactly who are your patients - just from your parish or from a general area? Any help you can provide would really be helpful. Thanks in advance, Donna
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on August 8, 2009 at 4:12pm
Kim, thanks for some new & different (for me) ideas for care packages. Our church has had as many as 17 servicemen, all branches & all overseas, and we try to get out packages 3 times plus Christmas. I added your ideas with some I found on and made a great new list. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on July 27, 2009 at 9:00am
Helen, best wishes to your husband from me too. I'll be praying for you both on Wednesday - plus the doctor, since he's the one who needs to be awake and alert so God can guide his hands. Let us all know how it goes.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on July 22, 2009 at 9:09am
Joni, part of the problem with our unit is administration the other part staff. With things the way they are economically, admin has taken the position of "fill the beds" with anyone. Our medical rehab unit has become a dumping ground for residents with all sorts of psych problems which is a bad mix. First because we don't have sufficient staffing for pts. with those issues and (2) it is an open unit and the majority of them need to be on a secured unit. The other issue is that the CNAs think they run the unit not the other way around. Most of them have been there for years,know their way around & make great money ($18 & up) so they surely aren't going to leave. And the DON and unit supervisor don't help because they are very critical of the nurses in front of everyone - residents, visitors & of course the CNAs. Recently our DON came out and said she didn't have any good nurses, the nurses were "only adequate". Not much of a morale booster and the aides took that comment and ran with it. We are in the middle of getting ready for the state's survey and the staff is so beaten down I don't know how it will go. The DON wants a perfect score in nursing. Ironic don't you think since we are "only adequate?" I think a staff mix-up would really change things because I agree with you a great staff counts for quite a lot.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on July 21, 2009 at 7:09pm
Hi Cindy, when did you change from the 3-11 and what shift do you work now? I'm working in a rehab unit (part of a LTC facility) but am looking for a change. Saw a job fair advertised in Boston in the paper and a job posting at the hospital in Norwood. Guess this time off is being filled up quickly - now I have to update my resume.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on July 21, 2009 at 9:30am
Hi Joni! I started working 3-11 because when I went to school it did it in the evening since I worked full-time during the day. I guess I just grew to like it. There used to be more time to actually spend with the patients - no docs, techs, more quiet time especially once the visitors left. Now unfortunately that time is filled with mountains of paperwork - the curse for all nurses. I only work 3 shifts one week & 2 on my 2nd week so it isn't too bad. It also fits my family schedule. Our social worker tried talking to our pt. but he just made a move on her. One good thing I found out - they've hired a male nurse for our unit & for 3-11. I hope he is BIG. Some of the others aren't happy with a male invading our exclusive female group. Personally I think we have enough estrogen & this addition will be a good one. He starts Aug. 8. I'll let you know how it goes. In the meantime I am going to be job-hunting. I've taken a few days off, & they + my scheduled time off with give me a big break. Can't wait. Starts today. Too bad it is raining.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on July 20, 2009 at 1:49am
Hi Joni! I wonder how full-time nurses manage to work 40 hours and live to tell about it. I work part-time, which is all I am able to handle. Are you working full-time? By the way, I'm the one in the discussion above looking for help with a sexually inappropriate patient ... any ideas are gratefully accepted and needed. This guy gets more disgusting everyday. I worry that the level of care isn't there and that would be wrong too. How about it Debbie? You've done the LTC route, any helpful hints? Have a good night. I just got in. I work 3-11, but it is now 1:50AM. And I get to do it all over again tomorrow. After that I'm off for a few days and I can't wait.
Comment by terbeasch on July 18, 2009 at 12:40pm
Hi all I too work in a SNF and our nurse ratio is 1:30, med passes take about 3 hrs in the am 2 hrs at lunch and 1.5 hrs at dinner, we work 12 hour shifts and spend over 1/2 of that passing meds. Night shift is almost as bad except they only have hs and am med passes. LTC is alot of work!!!!

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