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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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Dropped my son off today for Basic Training!

Started this discussion. Last reply by CherylJ Jul 18, 2012. 9 Replies

Sad, happy and back and forth. Seems like a roller coasterContinue


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At 1:45am on July 12, 2013, Mommyto2sailors said…
I am not ready for the empty house thing. We still have our daughter at home. She will start her junior year of high school this year. Our oldest joined the navy in the fall of 2010 so he is coming up on three years in. This is his first deployment and he has been gone since January 14th and scheduled to return sometime around October/November. How exciting to go to Japan to see your son! Our sons ship is stationed in San Diego and we live about 4 hours away so that's nice. We'll see where son #2 ends up!!!
At 7:10am on July 11, 2013, Mommyto2sailors said…
So how long has your older son been in the navy?
At 10:19pm on July 26, 2012, happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) said…

Hi 4camps! Thanks for requesting me. I know our SRs have same PIR, but can't remember if they have same ship/div also. I think they do...I'll get on and look after. I opened my request first :) Are you going to be able to go to PIR? Where are you staying? I'm at Navy LOdge. I thought about someplace a little more upscale but then thought to myself, what am I thinking?? I can't afford anything more upscale haha! Thats ok. The Lodge has all good reviews...Talk soon!


At 10:54pm on July 25, 2012, bethr311 said…
Hi, sorry to have to PM you but I'm not very good at navigating the site :) but my son is ship 009 division 284 PIR 9/7. I've gotten everything I was supposed to get, the "I'm here" call, the box, the form letter and today my first real letter, thank God! Have you not heard anything? If you haven't, I'd contact the recruiter. Hang in there
Mom, I know it's hard. Hugs,
At 12:01pm on November 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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