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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 Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on July 18, 2009 at 12:24pm
Hi Joni! Your job sounds like mine - or mine at the present. You forgot to add supervise all the unlicensed personnel you may have and if you are the RN just knowing that ultimately the state holds you accountable for LPNs too. (At least it does in my state.) I'm in the job hunting mode right now, but even for nurses it is tough to find something that you want. So many women are returning to the field and some men too. Hang in there. Somehow it always works out. Our supervisor's mantra, when things get out of control, "Med, Fed, Bed!" and if we have no falls it is a bonus.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on July 15, 2009 at 1:45pm
I got a visit from my son, Matthew, and his wife over the week-end. It was so great to see them even for a little while. Wish I could have stretched the days to weeks. They were in to see his crew chief retire from on board the USS Massachusetts. It was a wonderful 3 days. Will help the days pass when we can't see them.
Comment by Dona on July 14, 2009 at 10:15pm
MattsMom-I will be a whole lot better when I can hear my son's voice and see him again! 2 more weeks of boot camp. His calls go to his wife (2000 miles away from us) so I haven't talked to him since he left.
Comment by terbeasch on July 5, 2009 at 8:25am
Good morning all, just finished up my 3 12 rotation last night and now have a few days to catch up on all the posts, hello to all the new members, im so sorry about michael, i too hope that creep that did this get exactly what he deserves.
Comment by Dona on July 4, 2009 at 11:35am
Welcome babs! Our son graduates 7/31, (DIV 265) also. He will go to A school in California for Seabees. We don't know yet if he is Grad'n'Go, either.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on July 1, 2009 at 4:16pm
Pat, manslaughter, really? Is that all? I was hoping for murder one.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on July 1, 2009 at 11:22am
Pat, when you hear from Michael's mother again please let her know she & her family are in all of our prayers. And thanks for answering a question I was too afraid to ask - it wasn't another sailor who committed this murder. Like Joni I hope (& pray) that this murderous thug is found and receives the full measure of punishment allowed by the state it happened in!
Comment by terbeasch on July 1, 2009 at 10:18am
My thoughts and prayers are with Michael and his family at this very sad time.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on June 27, 2009 at 11:35am
Oh, Victoria! I am more sorry than words can say, my heart breaks for you and your son. You are right it doesn't seem fair at all. It is so hard to understand military reasoning at times, but please know that you and John are in my thoughts and prayers constantly in these coming days. I hope that you can draw comfort from knowing that. My family will pray for you too. Praying for comfort and peace for you, John, your niece & nephew at this horribly difficult time. Donna
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on June 25, 2009 at 4:50pm
Victoria, I am so very sorry about your sister's passing. Know for certain that my family is praying for you and yours and especially that John will get home from Iraq!

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