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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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A little about me:
Proud but tentative mom of a future Sailor.
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...
They are less combative and more humanitarian.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:10pm on August 4, 2011, Michele(SHIP 11 DIV 317) said…
I didn't get his letter yet and can not get in touch with his recruiter.  I think he is on vacation.  Maybe I'll get the letter tomorrow and I hope that is his PIR date.  One week sooner than expected.
At 7:29pm on August 3, 2011, Michele(SHIP 11 DIV 317) said…
That was a great surprise.  Must have been so great to hear his voice.  That was better than the box/letter.  
Was he able to give you his address or do you have to wait for that letter?
At 11:14am on August 3, 2011, Michele(SHIP 11 DIV 317) said…

It has been a long week.  I guess no news is good news but it's hard.  I'm hoping for the letter today.  I saw that some mom's got their letters and their kids left the same day ours did. Also, some of their PIR dates are a week earlier.

At 3:18pm on August 2, 2011, Michele(SHIP 11 DIV 317) said…
I received Zac's yesterday but no letter yet. How about you? 
At 7:28pm on July 27, 2011, Michele(SHIP 11 DIV 317) said…
We are doing ok, lots of tears.  We did get to spend yesterday with him after MEPs.  We picked him up at the hotel, had some diner and went to the mall.  We were not able to see him swear in today.  They did that at Fort Dix.  They took him from Fort Dix to the airport, so last night was it for us.
At 1:57pm on July 25, 2011, Michele(SHIP 11 DIV 317) said…
Hope everything went well for you today.  My son leaves tomorrow.
At 5:45pm on November 12, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

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