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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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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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  • Amanda (Ship2 DIV925)
  • prayin'navymom Ship 009/Div.138
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  • Tiffany (NAS LEMOORE)
  • Jill - Kevin's mom
  • FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

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At 8:48pm on June 12, 2012, Pam-JG's mom said…

Hello.Yes i did get a call on sunday. My cell phone is one of those touch screen things (errrrr) and when i picked up the phone to answer it i hit..... something and lost the dang call! i wanted to die. Thankfullly she called her dads phone. I too asked her if she knew your daughter she said yes and that your daughter is a very nice person. i Tried to E-Mail you back on sunday night when i got home from work but today it said it could not be deliverd soooo i thought i would try this. My daughter did mention tendons on the phone call. said she has doc appointment tomorrow. Im so sorry to here that your girl is going through that negative stuff with the doctor. My brother was in the Navy too and said alot of the doctors there think that way... I get angry thinking about it.. Im sure she would LOVE to be out of ship 4 and moving forword. My daughter got the same attitude. I will Just keep Praying for them... for ALL of these young men and women. The sun will shine and us moms will be there to see it with them, Best wishes and happy thoughts for you and yours. thank you so very very much for ALL that you have done to help me. I hope someday to repay the favor.... God Bless. 

At 11:02am on March 14, 2012, prayin'navymom Ship 009/Div.138 said…

Hi 1ProudMom....Yep! They sure are!  I am going to tell him all about my "lifesavers" I have found on this amazing website! Super thrilled to finally have some information, and to have people to sure this wild and crazy ride with!  First batch of mail is leaving today.

Have a great day ~ smile n' God Bless!  

At 2:42pm on March 12, 2012, Tiffany (NAS LEMOORE) said…

Kyle left a message that he will grad on April 27th..No ship or div# ..I have been calling his new recruiter as his old one has been promoted.But of course I just leave messages LOL I warned him I was a stalker HAHA but he is trying to get me Kyle's address..

At 11:31pm on March 7, 2012, Anna said…


You're very welcome.  Don't be too alarmed by that phone call.  The first few days of bc are intense, extremely stressful and overwhelming.  They spend the first couple days non-stop and therefore are also very tired.  But everyone pulls through and then things get settled into a routine.  You may not hear much from her for the first 3 weeks after the 'I'm here" call.  You will get a form letter with her address and PIR info (and hopefully one or two lines from her) and then you'll get the "kid in the box".  Hope you know what that is.  They usually don't get an opportunity to start writing letters back until the 3rd or 4th week and they can only write on Sundays.  They receive mail every day but can only write back on Sundays.  Feel free to hit me with any questions you have!!!!  Best of all good things for your daughter!!!!!

At 11:57pm on March 6, 2012, Anna said…


I didn't realize our timing was so close!!!  I'm sending you cyber NavyMom hugs to you tonight!!!  Will you get to see your girl tomorrow?  If you need someone to talk to just come check in with us on the group page.  We've been there and we know how hard it can be on us Moms.  Let me know if there is anything we can do to help you!    {{{ . . }}}

At 11:08pm on March 6, 2012, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly caring group of moms and are always willing to listen, share and help each other whenever or wherever we can. Please feel free to join our chats, we love talking about everything from work, family, weather - whatever. Plus the joyful and anxiety filled journey of being a Navy Mom!!!  We look forward to learning about you and your sailor!!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!

At 11:46am on December 24, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Hug that future sailor for us!

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to “cruise” my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.



At 9:21pm on December 14, 2011, 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! :) 



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