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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 1:32pm on October 11, 2012, Lorraine said…

I took your number up north with me but I didn't get a chance to call. Hope all is well with you. Will try another time when I'm up north :-)

At 10:12pm on September 22, 2012, Lorraine said…
My cell is 269-251-0537. My son is a submariner with the USS Miami, currently in dry dock on the east coast. Please remind me what an FC is/does. Hope to see you soon.
At 1:09am on July 24, 2011, Emily said…
SOOO I just realized that "Mary, Proud Mom of Nick" is the one with the FC husband! I am sorry!! I haven't quite gotten the hang of figuring out who commented where on here :) oops!
At 1:07am on July 24, 2011, Emily said…
Wow! You are definitely immersed right now in the military! My husband also wants to do AEGIS...this week anyway. He classes up Tuesday for A-school. Sounds like you know your stuff then if you have an FC husband and a son! I am sure I will have questions along the way. One thing I have learned though is that the military is all about hurry up and wait so I am not stressing about finding out where we are going. I figure we'll get there when we get there right? As far as moving up to GL that would be a no because I found out during his basic that I am pregnant! Surprise :) We had planned on me staying down south anyway but def. now. I had some complications with the pregnancy in the beginning so we thought it would be best to stay down here, continue to see the doctors I know, and to get help, etc. I am fine now but with that happening it has just been easier to stay. It isn't fun though! We were married for two months before he went in but we have been together for five and a half years so although we didn't have a lot of time together being married we have been together since college. Now that I have left you a novel I am going to run but feel free to comment back if you like! Good luck with your children being in :) You are one strong mom!!
At 11:49pm on July 22, 2011, Emily said…
Hi Deb! My husband is FC so your name on here caught my eye! How does your child like being an FC? So far my husband loves it. How long has he or she been in?
At 2:22am on May 28, 2011, Renie ship12 Div33 said…
Hi Deb, my name is Renie and I had requested to be a friend but I wanted to leave a little note but it sent out to fast. I have a step son in GL and in the FC program and trying to find some moms in the same field as my sailor. I live out by Sacramento area. My first group has split up as most sailors are doing the field they want . I would love to here back you. Is your sailor still out in GL? I miss the connections with other moms as our PIR group was really fun and I very much enjoyed it. Hope to hear from you Renie  
At 11:08am on February 5, 2011, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…

Hi, wanted to welcome you to the AECF group!  Nice to see another FC mom and we are from MI as well (Livonia) but we live in the south now.  My hubby was an FC for over 10 years and now our son is our FC and is stationed in Hawaii and loving life!


Expect your son to be in GL for about a year for A school and then he will move to another state for C school.  Length and location to be determined at the end of A school so it will be awhile before you need to worry about that but our FCs go to one of three locations for C school; Aegis FC all go to Dahlgren, VA (near DC) we also have C school in SanDiego (Tomahawk and CWIS) and then we have C schools in DamNeck, VA (Virginia Beach) so it will depend on which system he is working with.


Let me know what questions you may have and welcome to the group!

At 10:12pm on January 19, 2011, BmansmommieS02DIV910 said…
We are leaving on Wednesday for a 15 hour drive, not including stops for gas.  Hoping to make it to M&G but not really sure if we will make it either.  Good luck on your drive!
At 4:41pm on December 30, 2010, Tricia_Stennis Crash and salvage said…
Hi Deb! My husband is in the same division as your son! Glad to see that! Have you gotten your letters for this week?
At 6:25pm on December 20, 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. 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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