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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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Rhode Island Mom's


Rhode Island Mom's

Lets support all the brave men and women from the great state of Rhode Island

Members: 15
Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2019

Discussion Forum

Southern New England Combined Packing Party - Our FIRST One!

Started by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna). Last reply by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) Nov 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Mar 13, 2011. 1 Reply

Injured navy corpsman returning home to R.I.

Started by Lois C T(momma T). Last reply by Navy Mom Cheryl Aug 10, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on June 18, 2017 at 4:42pm

Hello Everybody!

I thought I'd be back here in January, but that just didn't happen as planned. Instead major back surgery in Boston and then a very long recovery.  In the meantime, I was following a Navy for Mom's group, Molly's Adopt a Sailor (aka MAS) on FB.

This has been a very difficult few weeks for our Sailors and the Navy. Many a Navy Momma's worst nightmares being played out on television.

Today MAS posted a request from the USS Fitzgerald. They are requesting the following items for their sailors who have lost everything:

~~ personal hygiene items/toiletries; clothing; uniforms

If you want to help, we can get a discussion going on this page. You can also contact me through a private message to receive more specific details.

Comment by mangofruit123 on January 26, 2017 at 10:02am
Good Morning! Very excited to see this group out there! My oldest son arrived at boot camp today, 12:45 am to be exact..that's when the final call came! I am excited, nervous, sad and so on. We spent the night at the hotel with him and cannot say enough about how glad I am that we made the choice to so. So now here I am a new Navy mom and most definitely looking to connect with others in my area to share mine and your experiences as we all travel this path with our children. Any advice, suggestions etc. will be welcomed! I am still learning how to maneuver the Navy moms website but hopefully will move past the stage of being overwhelmed by all that has happened and all that is to come. I look forward to possibly having the chance to meet others in my area. My best to my son , those that travelled with him and to all those thT came before us!
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on December 7, 2016 at 6:24pm

Due to time constraints (and I got sick) we are going to have to postpone our planned packing party until the holidays have passed.  There were just not enough week-ends, time, etc. to start gathering items and pulling everything together.

So, everyone take a deep breath and enjoy your holidays.  We'll get something together for later in January.

Looking forward to seeing/meeting new Mommas soon!

Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on October 20, 2016 at 1:54pm

Hi RI Navy Mommas!

I just wanted to let you know that the Massachusetts Mommas are going to plan a packing party for November (likely early in the month).  Can't announce a party or hostess yet because parties are happening for October's adoptees.

Just leave me a message if you want to plan on coming. I thought that maybe we could carpool since I'm living so close to many of you now.

In the meantime, if you want to start picking up things, there are always the usual - see below.  Also, hate to say it but I've seen some Christmas candy on the shelves already!! 

Just remember no aerosols of any kind - shaving cream or cologne.  Nothing flammable of any kind!!  I have seen non-aerosol shaving cream in Rite Aid. It's usually tucked away in some bottom shelf!

Hope some of you will plan to come!

I'm living in a condo in Harrisville and hoping to have a party after the holidays.  Just something to keep in mind.

Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on July 13, 2016 at 10:36am

Good morning fellow Navy Mommas!!

I'm sorry to have been MIA for so long.  Too much to go into here, but I'm now in Millville, right on the RI border and I wondered if anyone was interested in a packing party for a group of deployed sailors in August?

We can meet anywhere - so if you'd like to host it at your home (so you don't have to travel) speak right up.

I have no info yet, but I thought we could start collecting the usual staples - beef jerky, chips, snacks of all kinds (no chocolate tho, it would melt), flavoring for water, razors, deodorant, shower wash, etc.  Remember NO aerosol cans of shaving cream!  They cannot be shipped!!

Let me know what you think.  I'm looking forward to getting to know more of you.  Date and time will be determined later.

Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on October 9, 2013 at 7:15pm

Any other RI Moms interested in coming?  I'm literally only a few miles down Rte 1 from the Emerald Square Mall.  Not too far.  We are going to have a great time.  We are packing Thanksgiving desserts & goodies, decorations and of course some nerf footballs - since Thanksgiving and footballs go together!

Please leave a comment here and let us know if you are coming.  Really hoping to meet some RI Moms.  If you send me a friend request, I will PM directions to my house.

Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on October 9, 2013 at 7:12pm

Thanks Tammy!  I'm so glad you are coming.  Can't wait to see you again.

Did you hear that Chelita has family, friends & her husband helping her make 300 pies in a jar for us to ship!!  One for each of the sailors on board. It is a good thing she has a nice big table to work on because she's going to need it  :)

Comment by Rhody Navy Mom on October 5, 2013 at 10:08pm

Donna, I will be there and will bring some boxes!  So far I have some fluff, footballs, and a few other things!   Will great to send you off on such a positive note!  You deserve happiness!  

Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on October 3, 2013 at 10:31pm

SUCCESS ... finally!  Here's the wish list from the USS Shoup:

This month's adoptees are the crew of the mighty USS Shoup! 

The crew has been  deployed for approximately 5 months and they are not turning back anytime soon. This is a small ship so they don't have access to many comfort items. They are in need of support from home to boost morale and spirit, we need to send them some love!


The Shoup crew is 300 strong and includes 60 females and 240 males.  They do have access to microwaves.


Let's send the taste and flavors of Fall---  include packaged apple goodies, pumpkin and spice treats, etc. 


Their wish list includes:

-noodles -beef jerky -hygiene items (soap, shampoo, chap stick, hand sanitizer and deodorant)

-females: feminine products  (PLEASE PUT AN  "F",  for Female, ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BOX) -instant coffee packs (just add water singles) -juice packs (just add water singles) -sudoku and/or funny page -non chocolate candy (skittles, starburst, sour patch kids??) -mini Pringles can chips -protein bars -granola bars/cereal bar

-most important CARDS AND LETTERS from home


Shipping dates are Oct 21 through Oct 23

The Christmas cards mentioned below are unused, leftover cards from last year. We thought we would bundle them up into smaller groups so that the sailors would have cards to send to their family & friends.  Just an FYI:  ALL Hallmark stores are having a pre-season stock up event October 14-27.  This will be their only Buy One, Get One Free event!!  This applies to cards, gift wrap, etc.  It also includes boxed Christmas cards.  I'm planning to pick up a couple of the boxes that contain 40 cards each.  Great way to get 160 cards for the cost of 80!!  They will have another event later, but it will be Buy One, Get One 50% off -- so this is your chance...

I hope I'm getting you all excited about this party like the MA Moms are!  Please, please consider joining us!!  We are going to have a wonderful time!!  Lots of "Mom Love" being sent to the sailor on the Shoup.

Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on October 3, 2013 at 10:14pm

Here's the invitation info for the packing party on 10/19:

(Still looking for their wish list though.)

The word is out:  the Molly's Adopt A Sailor adoption will be the crew of the USS Shoup.  Their deployment is already into its 5th month with no date of return in sight!!!

The 300 sailors who make up the crew include 60 women and 240 men.  The Mom of the Month would like to send the tastes and flavors of fall -- packaged apple goodies, pumpkin & spice treats.  They do have a wish list which I will post here in case anyone wants to supply some of those items.

We can still go ahead with our plans of home-baked Thanksgiving goodies/desserts, 'pies in a jar', Thanksgiving decorations, footballs and Christmas cards.

They will be receiving the boxes around Thanksgiving and I thought we could make that our theme since food and football to together for Thanksgiving!  If anyone has ideas about decorating the inside of the boxes, please speak up and tell your thoughts/suggestions.

We will go ahead and collect from all our friends and families their left-over, unused Christmas cards from last year.  They'll be packaged in small  so our adoptees will have cards they can write and send to their loved ones at home.

If anyone can think of something else along the line of Thanksgiving, football & early preparations for Christmas, please suggest them!!

The date is October 19th, beginning at 12:30 pm and lasting until we finish!  Feel free to bring a bag lunch or a cold drink.  I will have ice water, coffee and tea on hand.


ALSO, don't forget notes and cards wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving!!  You can consider including pictures of our foliage as it is starting to turn - it will be a reminder of the season and home for anyone from a northern state.

So Moms, let's get ready to party!!!  SHIPPING DATES WILL BE OCTOBER 21-23


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