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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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  • Kristine B
  • TerriM (Ship 09 / Div 288)
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A little about me:
I am the proud Mom of a new Sailor! My son is at A school in Pensacola-Corry Station. This site helped me survive RTC/boot camp and helped me find a new group of friends!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 8:46pm on August 31, 2012, happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) said…

I texted you a pic of div tshirt. Dont open it if you dont want to spoil surprise. Sorry! I wasn't even thinking about that. Was just so excited to share with someone!

At 5:37pm on August 5, 2012, happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) said…

Hi there! Just seeing how you are doing? Have you heard any news?

At 8:24pm on July 24, 2012, ryt2me said…

Hi Barb. Great to meet you, too. My son is in Ship 9 div 287. PIR 9/7.  We have only gotten the kid in a box and 1 form letter (PIR date, ship, div, etc...) We are anxiously waiting a letter and/or phone call.  We miss him so much.  My son left for BC on July 16th.


At 6:42pm on July 23, 2012, happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) said…

Hi Barb nice to meet you! I am looking forward to going through this with you and having a new friend!

At 7:56am on July 18, 2012, roselilly said…

no we have not recived the form letter yet, all we have recived is the "box".  I have been writing every day and just holding on to the letters untill I have an address. I know he hasn't been gone long, but when you can't talk to them at all it feels like forever.  Fingers crossed that the form letter comes soon.  Good luck with your journey through this!!

At 11:16am on July 16, 2012, ohcheet (nuke MM3) said…

I'm so glad you found us!

This site has been the source of much information, love and support...and I've only been on it for two weeks!!

Just know that you are not in this alone!! When no one else understands, not your spouse, other mothers, or even your best friends...know that we do!!


I've already made some fantastic friends here, and have started connecting outside of the site on Facebook, and in real time with other mom's from my son's PIR (graduation) group.


I hope you'll stay in touch, and ask if you have any questions, vent if you need to, and pay it forward when it's time!

Peace and blessings.


At 11:53am 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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