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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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A little about me:
I am a Sophomore at Georgia Gwinnett College and am majoring in Education. Each day that passes I know that it is one more day closer to being with him. I know that all of you must feel the same. I am determined to stay strong and supportive no matter how hard it gets.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I learned that I have to take responsiblity too. Information isn't just handed out, especially about Special Warfare. I learned that this is NOT at all easy and I truely understand that the families sacrifice too. I also know now that every letter I write and picture sent means an abundant amount to these sailors. It is so important that we encourage them when they begin to have second thoughts. They don't get enough credit for what they do. I know this is just the beggining.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

Addison'sBG's Blog


Posted on May 11, 2010 at 9:57am 8 Comments

I am very concerned about what I am aloud to do as a GIRLFRIEND. Can I not get a military ID? If I can't how am I suppose to get on base to see him? Why can't I go on the Tiger Cruise? Can I still go to the pier to get him when the ship comes back from deployment? It seems ABSOLUTELY rediculous to me that I can not be there for him when i have been in this Navy thing from the start and am not going to be able to get to him. This is scareing me very much. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!! SOmeone has top… Continue

I didn't feel like it

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 8:31pm 7 Comments

I didn't feel like it...Those are probably the 5 most hurtful words I have felt in a while. My sailor hadn't contacted me in quite some time. He finally does and his reponce for why we haven't talked was I didn't feel like it. He has been in the navy now for 11 months and we have been together for a year and 7 months, I never thought he would just chose NOT to talk to me. I though maybe he got deployed early and I was praying so hard for his safety. He does special ops stuff and sometimes I… Continue


Posted on May 1, 2010 at 4:01pm 1 Comment

Who has a Sailor in San Diego? What mom, girlfriend, wife, BEST FRIEND, lives in GA?

If this is you, tell me about your sailor and yourself. I'd love to get to know you guys

New to Site

Posted on May 1, 2010 at 11:14am 3 Comments

Hello everyone,

I am new to this site and I would love some friends to talk to . My Sailor is in San Diego and I was wondering if anyone else has a Sailor out there too. I am looking forward to lending and gaining support from this site. He has been in the navy now for 11 months, so most of the processs isn't new. I will answer ANY questions I can. No question is too stupid and no feeling you have is too silly. I get to see my Sailor in 26 days! For teh very first time in over 6…


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At 8:52pm on May 16, 2010, abbyblue said…
hope you doing well

At 10:59am on May 13, 2010, julie(Shane's Mom) said…
Just got the chance to sign in for the first time in a while and I saw your posts. How are things going for you girl? Hope you were/are able to work things out one way or another. Let me know how your doing? As you can see from all the responses, there are lots of people who care what happens with you! Hang in there! -Julie
At 6:19pm on May 4, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
I wanted to welcome you to the site and let you know that we have a large group of families here from GA, please stop by and join us at:

We look forward to hearing more about you and your sailor!
At 9:51am on May 2, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi Addison, I seen your blog and wanted to let you know that we do have a nice group for our GA families, just go to groups and enter GA Navy Moms and come join us.
At 12:25pm on May 1, 2010, julie(Shane's Mom) said…
Hi Addison'sBG! I just got your message! Shane is an MA currently stationed in San Diego for training before going to Bahrain. Prior to that he was in Mississippi for training and before that his duty station was Norfolk. Where is your sailor stationed? They just might know each other... I find it hard to beleive that the name thing is just a coincidence. As far as the friend invite thing goes... When I click on that it goes to a page that has my hotmail e-mail address and wants me to use that invite friends (Iguess from my contact list)How to I invite a N4M member to be a friend and how do I know that they got the invite
At 9:48pm on April 27, 2010, 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 featured 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

Elizabeth and Colleen

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