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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 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).  

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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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first off i want to thank all of you that helped me get through this past year it has been very rough for me and unfortunately isnt getting much easier but you all helped encourage and support me i…Continue

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i leave tuesday for the hotel and then wensday morn ill go to MEPS and then off to RTC!!! i am super excited and cant wait, im a little nervous for the shots and getting used to how things work, but…Continue

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i only have 2 more weeks until i leave for bootcamp!!! i am super excited, the only thing im nervous about is ill be away from family and friends, but im ready for boot to be here already so i can…Continue

signing the contract!

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I came home dec. 20th honorably discharged from the Navy, my husband went on leave dec 17 so he was already home we got married dec 23 and unfortunately he left 5am on Christmas morning :-( went underway for about a month and is no wback in port. I am finaly after a yr and a half of waiting to be with him, joining him in San Diego!! im super excited but nervous at the same time this is the first time we have lived together alone without his family, and on top of it all im from Missouri and…


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I have received a recommendation for separation, which is what I wanted, the navy isn't all what I expected and I have had a few personal issues here in GL and don't wish to move forward, does anyone know how long it will take or the process or anything about this, I saw a psychiatrist a couple weeks ago and yesterday received a paper that says im recommended for administrative separation, no further details, I have to meet up at the medical liason every Thursday for a separation brief and…


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My sailor is still in A-school so when i asked him about moving, he said either he would be stationed on a base or he would be stationed on a ship and i would go to a port, or somthing like that, so when i talked to him last night he said he needed to make some things clear, that he has told me but he wasnt sure that i didnt understand, and one of those things he said was he could deploy after he is done with A-school , that that is wat he meant when he said he could be stationed on a ship.…


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At 5:16am on June 29, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web. Don’t forget to click the “Save” button at the bottom.

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 you or your Sailor.

At 5:15am on June 29, 2016, lemonelephant said…
At 5:15am on June 29, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Is your Sailor still on the Cape St. George? If so, check out San Diego Moms or Sailors in San Diego, San Diego Moms/SOs and Sailors Stationed in California. What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well.

At 6:17pm on December 17, 2014, Mary said…

My daughter is planning to stay at the Hilton Bayfront.  Even if it doesn't work out that you are in close proximity, I really do appreciate the offer.  In the event that it does work out, she and my son will be hanging out together after her returns. He has a car on base (I hope the battery will turn over!), so they will be headed out to celebrate. 

Thanks again. 


At 12:38pm on October 10, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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



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