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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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I am a 50 year old mother who went back to school at the age of 44. I received my BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2009, have recently finished my teaching credential courses and am now getting my Masters in Education. I still have to do my student teaching before I can become fully credentialed, it is 5 months of free work. I am currently working as a substitute teacher.
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At 11:32pm on March 7, 2016, lemonelephant said…

It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post. See change 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). To increase PERSEC, don't include ANYONE in your profile picture.

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailor.

At 11:31pm on March 7, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Check out Japan Mom's.

At 1:34pm on February 28, 2012, diannep said…

We think T/W, 3/6-3/7 for 085/086

At 11:01am on February 23, 2012, msanna71 said…

hi there!!! Im also from the so. cal area!!! We live in Victorville.... my daughter is also in bootcamp right now.... she graduates march 9th also. I sent u a friend request.... i read the message u posted about ur sons friend needing to find transportation... what time does he arrive? We are flying into chicago, midway airport @ 330pm.... is he flying there? I wanted to fly into ohare which is closer but the tix prices were much cheaper with southwest and they only fly into midway. If he needs a ride... maybe we can help. But also , wanted to let u know, there is a taxi company advertised here that has real cheap rates... i wouldnt recommend public transit in a big city that we are unfamiliar with. I believe its called "Sarges Taxi" phone # (847)212-0246... he charges a flat rate of $52 from ohare to any of the local hotels in the great lakes area. hope that helps... but message me if u need us to give him a ride if hes flying into midway. We are renting an SUV there at the airport. it'll be 5 of us... im sure we may be able to squeeze 1 more in. lol

At 9:00pm on February 19, 2012, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…

I sent you a friend request, i thought I had received a friend request from you but when I hit accept my computer locked up and I lost who it was from. It is wasn't you I am really sorry I bothered you :-) Just let me know. I hope you and your recruit are doing well :-)

At 2:24pm on February 17, 2012, MEJ said…

Yes,  sorry it took so long to respond. Work has been so busy.  His letters come on Thursdays. He will be leaving GL and going to Groton CT for A school.  This was a shock because it changed. I sent him information on the area. It does look pretty neat.  Just wish we could see him for the weekend. I believe he will fly on Sat morning..Update me on your son okay?

At 9:01pm on February 7, 2012, MEJ said…

You son and your family are so cute..

At 2:30pm on February 3, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 


At 8:44pm on January 30, 2012, Steph68 said…

Hello!  We are still waiting for Ryan's box to get here.  We received his call on the 25th stating he made it there, but as of today we have not received his things or the form letter.  We were a little disappointed because we were expecting his graduation to be March 23rd, however this isn't one on that day.  I am assuming we will need to wait until the 30th so I am not sure what he will do all of this week since then it will be over 8 weeks that he will be there.  How old is your son?  We used to live in Menifee/Sun City until 2001 and the kids went to Chester Morrison.  Ryan just turned 20 and graduated in 2010.  I hope you receive your letter soon so that you can make plans.  It's so strange not being able to talk to Ryan and see how things are going.  I am glad you were able to talk to him and that he was doing well.  :)  Talk to you soon.   Stephanie


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