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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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USS Kentucky

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Oct 12, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi moms, I know our son's boat is in drydock now but if there are "seasoned" moms who can offer any advice or relay information about their son's experience with the Kentucky, that would be great.…Continue


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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...
My dad served during WWII in the Paific. His memories are as expected from a time of war as well as being cared for personally by those in command. He is very proud his grandson made the same decision as he. That made it very easy for me to be excited and supportive of my son's decision,too. I also respect and really appreciate the two recruiters from our area, Petty Officer Jonathan Gregory and Petty Officer Greg Ottesen.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:20pm on November 29, 2012, Daniella said…

Hi Jackie, how have you been? Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I remember you said that your son give other people a chance to get a day off on that weekend so you need to change the Thanksgiving gathering day... I just hope you did have a good time with your son for Thanksgiving :)

I guess WA in this season is super cold, and I really miss the weather in there. HI is in 'Winter' season and getting cooler now, and everyone is wearing sweater or jacket... but still we have over 75F in the daytime haha. 

At 3:58am on October 27, 2012, Daniella said…

Hello Jackie! How is your weekend going? Hope you are having a good one :) I just wanted to mention one link for NAVY blog that has a bit info about subs. You might already checked, but just in case you didn't check it. Here's the link. NAVY BLOG

Hope you enjoy it! Have a good weekend! 

At 8:10pm on October 7, 2012, Angie said…

Hi is the Ombudsman information for USS Kentucky:

Rebecca Montieth

Ombudsman USS Kentucky




These ladies are great (there used to be two).  The will help out any way they possibly can. 

I really hope you have heard something by now.

Have a great week and good luck!!



At 9:28pm on September 28, 2012, Daniella said…

Hi Jackie, thank you for adding me on the friends' list and also thank you so much for the really kind words :)

I think, gfs have tough time because our relationship is not stable as family relationship, but I also know any military moms have more tough time thinking and worrying about own child. We all know moms (and dads) are the best supporter for children's life no matter what :D I'm really glad my sailor to have a very special experiences and opportunities to meet wonderful people like you! Hope we can enjoy talking about our sailors and be a great supporter together.

Also, one thing I would like to mention... Have you heard about new ABC drama series called "Last Resort"? That's about Ohio class submarine, and mainly filmed in Hawaii. Actually it just started last night. I am not sure how accurate the system in the drama compare to the actual life on the boat, but I will definitely watch it to get any knowledge about their life :) Hope it might help you. 

Have a wonderful weekend!


At 5:52pm on August 15, 2012, mikes mom said…

Thank you for your kind words : ) I love meeting Navy moms from all over .. Lets please keep in touch : )

Navy Hugs always,


At 2:51pm on April 28, 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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