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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."


**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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CJ's Mom
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A little about me:
Grew up in the Air Force - long line of military family members. Married with four boys it is the youngst who has joined and followed his gradnfather's footsteps.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 2:22pm on December 6, 2010, lukesgirl said…
Hey Penny! I'm sorry I'm just now getting back to you, its been an emotional and stressful weekend..I finally got in touch with Lukes dad, he is flying down there, so ill be driving with my aunt. I really appreciate the offer, but his dad wants to pick me up from my hotel and bring me to the ceremony, which is very nice of him, so I shouldn't refuse his kindness. Things between us are awkward enough right now, that I would prefer to stay on his "good" side. :/ gotta love future in-laws!
Ill try and make it to the meet and greet so we can talk more :)
Again, thank you soo much for being so thoughtful and lending out a helping hand to me, its GREATLY appreciated!
At 11:38pm on December 2, 2010, lukesgirl said…
Hey sorry I didn't get back to you sooner..ill be awake for awhile tonight, if you get this, give me a call, I don't want to wake you if you're sleeping. 6518906759
Talk to you soon!
At 4:28pm on December 2, 2010, lukesgirl said…
Hey CJs Mom! :) its nice to meet you, Ill try and call you tonight, I only have two days off a week, and todays one of em, so its going to be a LONG day! Who all is riding down with you?
At 7:56pm on November 25, 2010, proudmom7 said…
Hi, my son's PIR was 10/1 so he has been in GL for a little over a month now. He is supposed to finish A school sometime the end of Jan or begining of Feb. He said something the other day about one of the classes being shorter than they had originally planned, so that might move his finish date. They are always changing things there. He has no idea where he will go after school. A lot of his schooling seems to be on computers which he doesn't care for (boring), however there are some days when they get to do hands on stuff and he really likes those. I don't really have any pointers for you right now, as long as they follow the rules and do well in school, everything goes fine. There was one night when my son forgot to sign back in to the ship and he almost lost his phase 2. That is one thing they don't want to do after finally earning it. I hope you and your sailor had a nice Thanksgiving and I'm sure he'll do GREAT!
At 6:30pm on November 19, 2010, DUEX_NAVY_momma said…
Post where you are coming from maybe some one is driving by your area and you can ride with them
At 10:28pm on October 17, 2010, Molly*corpman* mom said…
At 10:57am on October 17, 2010, Molly*corpman* mom said…
what is collins job after bc? matt is a corpman. i ahve gotten 1 letter in his writting so far . hopw to get a phone call soon... i hopw they are doing good ,,im glad to hear they are together.. talk to you soon come to our chat room and talk with us
At 3:57pm on October 9, 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.
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Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

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