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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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The box

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 5:17pm 7 Comments

I got the box today!

Boot Camp

Posted on September 3, 2012 at 12:11am 1 Comment

Hello,my son left for boot camp on 8-30-12. Anyone else have a child who left then? I'd love to hear from you.

Day 1

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 10:33am 6 Comments

Well, I was able to sleep last night after watching my son get in that van and drive away to start the newest chapter in his life. I cried so much the last two days I think I was exhausted! I got the call that he was ok, that I'd be getting "the box", a letter in a week and another call in 3 weeks. Now I'm going to drive myself crazy for 3 weeks wondering what he's doing, how he's doing, and if he's ok.

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At 8:14pm on September 13, 2012, Aarons_Mom_MI (Ship 9 DIV 004) said…

Hi Bryan's Mom. Have you received a letter from your son as of yet? Just curious as to other moms in this division have heard anything. Not sure if they get to write yet or not.

At 4:24pm on September 10, 2012, castlerock53(ship11div350) said…

Hi, my son is Spencer.  He is 19, but fresh out of high school.  We are from Castle Rock, CO.  Spencer chose the Navy after about a year & 1/2 of trying to decide b/w the different military branches.  We are so glad that he chose Navy over some of the others.  He is a strong kid; has played football & other sports for 12 years, ranched a few summers, worked construction & landscape.  But, as soon as I left him at MEPS on the 28th, I felt like I was leaving him at Kindergarten all over again.  I was a wreck the 1st week he was gone, but am getting better.  I am so glad that I can finally connect w/ others going thru the same thing.  How about your son, what is he like?

At 6:59pm on September 9, 2012, corbie (Ship 12 Div 047) said…

hi! my son is  Michael from Illinois. Can't wait to start getting letters from him

At 6:10pm on September 9, 2012, Lori (Ship12/Div 352) said…
Hey Anita! I am doing good. I hope you are good too. Yeah it looks like our guys have been separated. Unfortunately they will not graduate together :(. When I talked to Anthony yesterday he said his PIR date is 11/2. So, I guess we will miss seeing ou by a week.
At 10:54pm on September 6, 2012, dohnermom said…
Hello Brian's mom. Have you received your box yet? We had to go out of town the Saturday after my son Kevin left and won't be home till sunday night. Anxious to see if got a letter yet, I have already mailed out 5 letters. Wonder why I didn't write the other 2 days :-* hope to hear something soon... Was your son fresh out of High School?
At 7:24pm on September 5, 2012, Lori (Ship12/Div 352) said…
No I didn't get his address yet. I did call his recruiter and she was on her way out the door but told me to call her first thing tomorrow morning and she would give it to me. Glad you got Bryan's :)
At 10:37am on September 2, 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! :)


At 6:41pm on September 1, 2012, Lori (Ship12/Div 352) said…
I missed a phone call form Anthony today :( I hope you got a call from Bryan. Anthony called my in-laws and said that they get a small amount of time on Saturdays to make a phone call.

Just to let you know we are not able to email the video yet. Looks like the file is way to big. Scott is trying to figure out how we can make it small so that we can send it.


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