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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 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).  

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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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He lost all his contacts and reservations so if you have reservations with him contact him at 847-212-0246.Continue


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He is our one and only, so proud of him. I home schooled for four years. Quit my job as an instructor when he was two to stay home with him. Best decision I ever made. Worked part time as he got older. I have been a private music teacher for over twenty-five years. My husband is a wonderful godly man, who loves to play golf.
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I loved the Navy's values and they emphasis being a team player. I love the motto "A Global Force for Good". We know several friends who had Navy careers. One was an Officer and he was the best business man I ever worked for. The other goes to our church and he has been encouraging me about our son. And a close friend's son-in-law was a Navy Seal.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:16pm on June 1, 2012, BADma said…

Hi CDMom...welcome 'aboard' !

At 8:41pm on April 18, 2012, MarianneKT's Mom said…

I would definitely have him apply for his passport.  It is a lot easier to do it before he leaves for Japan.  My daugter has hers and got it before she left and has used it/needed it for travel.  It's not that big of a deal to get it.  You can get the forms on line and a passport pic at some post offices when you go apply or at places like CVS, etc.  Even if it comes after he leaves, you can send it to him in a goodie box.

At 11:24am on January 15, 2012, NavyWife said…

Good, I'm glad it's been easier for you all. I know it was a relief for me to be able to talk to my husband on a regular basis too :) Corpsman School is tough; they get a lot in those 12 weeks, but he'll be ready for the hospital or FMTB afterwards. Best of luck to your son!

At 5:42pm on January 1, 2012, Raberta said…

Oh yes, the other questions.  He had been in since May, but his leave date was changed to September.  PIR was 11/4/11.  Attends A school in FL. 

At 5:39pm on January 1, 2012, Raberta said…

You're quite welcome and thank you for the compliment.  My son did get to come home for leave, just in time for Christmas.  Such a good thing to see him so determined and forthright about his decision to join.  Took my breath away seeing him come down to baggage claim.  My co-workers (who've known him since he was a little guy) were awestruck.  BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!

At 1:22pm on December 24, 2011, heather's mom ship 12 div 029 said…

We got a letter today. They have finished the gas chamber and their PFA. The countdown begins. Not sure when battlestations is hopefully we find out tomorrow. We are excited to see her for Christmas. Spent yesterday grocery shopping and today cooking and baking.

Seems like forever since we saw her can't wait, then only 2 weeks till graduation.

Hope you get some contact with your son tomorrow.

At 12:08pm on December 12, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side below the members pictures, click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us. Pat

At 12:35pm on November 29, 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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