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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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Brand mom 19
  • Female
  • Hackett, AR
  • United States

Brand mom 19's Friends

  • Stormymom (Ship 12 Div 035)
  • Karissa {FC_Wife}
  • Alanna
  • JN838
  • Jackie
  • pinkaboo202 - Ship 07, Div 47
  • bryters ATI Whidbey Island
  • Gloria (Ship 04 Div 192)
  • Traci (Perry's wife Nuke EM)
  • Cynthia=Proud Nuke Mommy
  • sean's grandma
  • grumsmom
  • Ellen Lucille Hoaas
  • Savannah
  • cmom-Ship04-Div812

Brand mom 19's Groups

Brand mom 19's Discussions

PIR graduation (What to do?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by ShortBecky Apr 21, 2010. 1 Reply

Ok I am so confussed. Trying to set reservations for 6 of us and I'm paying for so I need to go a cheap route. Plus should I drive or shuttle? I want to get there with plenty of time for my 2 extras…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by grumsmom Apr 10, 2010. 6 Replies

Has anyone heard from their loved one other than the form letter? Was hoping to get a letter today but didn't. Anyone know how long until they mail the first letter back.  Missing my Brand.....Continue

Ship 4 DIV 192

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaime (USS Abraham Lincoln) May 8, 2010. 7 Replies

I got to talk to my son for a brief moment yesterday. He changed out of spec ops. He was ship 4 div 812 now he is same ship div 192. He said he loves it and still trying to adapt to not much sleep.…Continue

Anyone have someone on Ship 4 Div 812? I am new @ this and I can't help but wonder.

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChrisAmo Apr 20, 2010. 20 Replies

My son arrived @ bc on the 23rd and I recieved the kid n a box yesterday anf the letter with address today. I did good not crying for one day but not today.Continue


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A little about me:
Well I am a mother of 3 and my oldest just left for bootcamp on the 23rd. My husband is a coach and teacher. I like sports, photography, sewing, and reading a good book in the winter. I work @ a casino paying out the Jackpots fun easy job that pays well.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:15pm on May 27, 2010, Cynthia=Proud Nuke Mommy said…
Hi there!

Just checking in to see how you enjoyed PIR. Were you able to go? I hope you are doing well and your Sailor is settling in to A School.

{{{Navy Momma Hugs}}}}
At 8:46pm on April 12, 2010, grumsmom said…
Just wanted to see if you had heard from Brandon yet??
At 4:28pm on April 8, 2010, Cynthia=Proud Nuke Mommy said…
I received a letter yesterday, but no phone call. You?
At 7:07am on April 7, 2010, grumsmom said…
I bet they left on separate flights but rode the bus to GL together. My son got into Chicago at 5:30 and the bus didn't come to get them until 9:00. It's funny that your son's name is Brandon too, we have two Jason's also on this group that got there the same day. I looked the other day and I couldn't find anyone else from Arkansas. Kind of surprised me.
At 11:23pm on April 6, 2010, Cynthia=Proud Nuke Mommy said…
Hi there! Thanks for sending a friend request. Your son is now in Ship04 Div 191?
At 11:17pm on April 6, 2010, SeaBEEMom said…
That is awesome! I'm glad he's doing well. We have two weeks left before Colby leaves. He's ready to go and super excited.
At 12:35am on April 6, 2010, SeaBEEMom said…
Thank you :o) I know he'll be fine, it's just hard to let them go.
At 4:44pm on April 5, 2010, grumsmom said…
My son Brandon left from Little Rock on the 23rd. Is your son's name Kell?
At 11:43pm on April 1, 2010, abbyblue said…

At 2:29pm on April 1, 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 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! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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