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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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ChellyMay's Friends

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  • Valerie ( Ship 2 Div 943)
  • Lynn
  • Susan
  • Aaron'sMom(Ship 02 Div 943)
  • Flo'sMom
  • SouthernCalimom Ship 13 Div 333
  • paddleboardgirl15
  • coriann01
  • QC Mom
  • Susan06239
  • BridgetTheBrit (Ship 11/Div 340)
  • Mo'smom (ship 2 div 943)
  • michelle71
  • Tinat (Ship 02 Div 943)

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Started this discussion. Last reply by renee Aug 20, 2013. 34 Replies

9/6/13 Can't Wait!Continue

My Son Left Today for BootCamp

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChellyMay Jul 25, 2013. 26 Replies

My only son left today for bootcamp at Great Lakes and I am bittersweet. Even-though he is 26 years old and married with his own home and a great life it still makes me feel sad as a Mom. In 26 years…Continue


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Profile Information

A little about me:
Happily married Christian woman with an adult/married son who has joined the Navy.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
It will be a great benefit to my son by paying for his education and providing for him and my daughter-in-law.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:45pm on July 29, 2013, twonavykids said…

I knew that! I didn't put the pics and names together!!

At 4:31pm on July 29, 2013, twonavykids said…

What is your SRs last name?

At 9:02pm on July 25, 2013, lemonelephant said…

The Page, 800 and 900 Divisions, will be of interest to you since you have a recruit in a performing division. I believe that Division 943 is Ship Staff/Honor Guard.

At 9:01pm on July 25, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones); I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) beginning with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes To Your Profile); you may want to make changes 3 and 4. Since you have an SR at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted".  What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 6:08pm on July 25, 2013, Aaron'sMom(Ship 02 Div 943) said…

So nice to "meet" you ChellyMay!  Thanks for raising an awesome kid and future sailor! 

At 6:07pm on July 23, 2013, paddleboardgirl15 said…

Hi my son is in Ship 2 Div 943. No news from them yet! I hope we get a call this weekend.

At 11:21am on July 18, 2013, QC Mom said…

Hey there Chelly May, how you doin my friend?  Any word from your son?  I am hoping for a call this week myself.  Blessings QC mom

At 11:23pm on June 20, 2013, michelle71 said…
Thank you for your got thoughts and prayers! I really believe this will be so good for son!
<3 Chel
At 11:37am on May 17, 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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