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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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At 2:09pm on December 2, 2013, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome Blstz822!  I see you have joined the Nuke Mom's sites - lots of good info there.  Congrats to your son on his PIR - now the real fun begins!  Ask away with any questions you may have - lots of mom's (& dad's) who can help out ;-)


At 7:24pm on October 19, 2013, Bethin NY (Ship 11 025) said…

SO glad you heard from your Boy :)

At 9:34pm on October 13, 2013, lemonelephant said…

The Page, What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology), will help you with many of the new terms you will come across. There is info on a Push Division there.

At 5:50pm on October 12, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined NUKE moms; you may also want to check out Nuke School Charleston and Nuke A School FAQ. The Rating Information Card for NF can be found at Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 10:29pm on October 7, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

It is my opinion that the "Detailers" who arrange flights just take seats on the planes as they are available. I would imagine at holiday times there are fewer seats available so MAYBE you would get some extra time with your sailor.

At 11:00am on October 3, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Here's hoping your recruit is in week 7 for Thanksgiving week. I live in the Chicago area and volunteer with a VFW that feeds 200 recruits on Thanksgiving Day!!! They are driven down to the Post on school bus and it is so much fun!!! Wouldn't it be amazing if we got to feed your son for Thanksgiving???????

At 10:11am on October 1, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For information on packing and shipping, go to the Molly's group page and click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Our new October adoption was just announced this morning in the "Discussion Forum" on the Molly's page.

Thanks for joining us! Pat

P.S. My sailor is an EM Nuke on a sub.

At 9:13pm on July 23, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. You may wish to join the group, Leavin' for bootcamp in October and/or October Boot Camp Family. Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. Since your future Sailor will be in the Nuclear Field, you may also want to check out Nuke School Charleston and Nuke A School FAQ. The Rating Information Card for NF can be found at Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:45am on May 31, 2013, 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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