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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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At 3:10pm on March 2, 2010, Bo's Mom said…
I hope they all hang in there and get through this.....4 weeks and a few days...yeah !!! I cant wait for the calls !!!! Go Navy SHIP03 DIV 144
At 2:34am on February 13, 2010, denbarb76- Ship 03 Div 146 said…
Thank you for the information Cindy, I'm hoping to hear something by Monday, with all of the bad weather and snow I'm expecting delays. I'll let you know my son's division after I receive it.
At 5:22pm on February 12, 2010, denbarb76- Ship 03 Div 146 said…
Hi Cindy my son left for GL from Tampa on 2/10 Wednesday. The phone call was short, his voice was soft which is unlike him. I'm sure he was exhausted as he couldn't sleep the night before. I too am so appreciative of all the comments I've read on this site as I know I'm not alone in my roller coaster of emotions these past few days. Does your son know where his school is yet? Were you at MEPS in Tampa on Wednesday?
Enjoyed all the comments, thanks Barb
At 11:15pm on January 6, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Hi and welcome. Love to have you join in the conversation on the Illinois group page. Also, there are two other groups you will want to look up for general information. DEPPERS..In, but not yet
and Boot Camp Mom's.
Enjoy your time while your recruit is home with you. Let us know if you have any questions.
At 2:31pm on January 5, 2010, Cindy K said…
Greetings all. This is my first official visit to NavyforMoms. My son leaves for BC in I thought it was time to join. I have been reading all your comments for several months. They have answered several of my questions, thanks for your posts.

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