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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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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A little about me:
I'm the mother of 7 - 28 year old triplet daughters, 25 year old son, 15 year old boy & 12 year old girl (last two were adopted) and of course, my 22 year old SAILOR! (PIR 9/1)
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Hurry up and wait
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:23pm on August 27, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Thanks so much for your prayers. My Sailors came home to escape the storm. They got in late last night. We spent the day today together hanging out and shopping for her wedding next weekend. They have to go back on Tuesday and then come back home on Thursday night for their wedding. Wish they could just stay the whole time but they can't. Hopefully they will have power when they go back but I doubt it. It should be an adventure, or that is what we call it lol. Thanks again, I hope you and your recruit/sailor are well. Have you had the call yet? Have a great time at PIR and travel safely.
At 1:13pm on August 21, 2011, tamcjaud said…
Will you be attending Meet n Greet? would love to meet you and talk..and talk and talk..l.o.l..
At 8:31am on August 21, 2011, tamcjaud said…

Hi Candace,

Your dates are correct. I got a phone call from my son yesterday out of surprise..quick call but it was great to hear his voice. He was calling for some information that he needs me to get for him..but yes.. He said they have been doing better and ALL are ready. My son is probably the oldest one there and has taken the lead to getting them to listen and strategizing for BS21.. He said he couldnt talk long but will call me back in couple days..Hooyah!!  Will keep you posted if I hear anything else...good talking to ya. Hope to meet you at the Meet N Greet - Marriott..

At 9:56am on August 18, 2011, Jamesmom(ship11 div 281) said…

HI Candace,

I have heard that the date is T/W 8/23-8/24. I have asked my son to verify that because I was asked by the person that sent the information to me to have it verified. I am getting so excited.... I know that my son has said that the division has problems listening to orders so I am praying real hard that they get their act together and ALL pass Battlestation 21. I have my blue candle ready and it will be lit the night that they do BS21. We are going to PIR and staying at a Marriott hotel. I am hoping that we can make the meet and greet on the 31st. Just depends on how long it takes us to get from the airport to the hotel and get settled. If you are going, hopefully I will see you there.

At 11:53am on August 5, 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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