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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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SECF - ET & FT & STS Discussions (10)

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Hi group. My son is in boot camp now but will be in the SECF field upon graduation....right? Maybe after A school....anyway....he graduates…

Started by Sailormom01

2 Sep 17, 2019
Reply by Sailormom01


My son graduates BESS next week. He is SECF and got his first choice of ET-COMM. Has anyone been down this path and can tell me some detail…

Started by Praynmom

0 Dec 9, 2014

Henry M. Jackson ( SSBN 730 ) - Group Now Exists

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

Single & Married Sailor Housing on Bangor / Kitsap

          Housing Information related to Bangor Naval Base As of  March 10th, 2013 ( This discussion was originally posted on the Bangor/B…

Started by NF Mom

0 Mar 12, 2013

New facebook group for Loved Ones of Groton, CT Sailors

Hi Navy Family, We started a fb group called "Loved Ones of Groton, CT Sailors", and would love to hear from you. Many of us have Sailors t…

Started by betsy

7 Feb 14, 2013
Reply by joy@n4m

Son is new to U.S.S. Charlotte SSN 766

I would love to meet any moms out there who have sons or daughters currently serving on the Charlotte...My son arrived recently in Pearl Ha…

Started by javajo50 (MM Power School 1103)

0 Jan 31, 2013

housing in Groton

Question about housing there for students. I was wonder how the housing works. I am a fleet returnee (E-5) who is PCSing from another base.…

Started by Shipwreck97

4 Sep 18, 2012
Reply by Shipwreck97

USS Virginia SSN 774 Sailors

Sailor's Family, Friends, Significant Others, and anyone else... I have created a new group called, "USS Virginia SSN 774"! This group is f…

Started by alpha Pavonis

0 Feb 10, 2012

Husband graduated BESS Oct 8th, still no orders, how long/ what should we do?

Hello everyone, Please if you  have any info on how long we should expect to get our orders, I live in KY and my husband is in CT...we have…

Started by WifeyForLifey!!

2 Oct 28, 2011
Reply by VinnyBsMom

Links with SECF and BESS info

Here are a number of links to get quick, accurate information about the SECF program for those just starting...

Started by Mark

1 Dec 30, 2010
Reply by Lori_KingsBay_USSRI_Radio


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