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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Debi K
  • Female
  • Arlington, WA
  • United States

Debi K's Friends

  • nursecat(ship 2/ DIV 942)
  • rnterry  04/817 PIR 7/27 alumni
  • mynavybaby - SHIP03, DIV277
  • Jules ( Ship 3/Div. 277)
  • chinadoll19
  • OldSarge
  • Jess' Mom

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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
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At 8:58am on July 17, 2012, diannep said…

Hi, Debi!  Thanks for starting the discussion group.  I suggested that you may want to add 278 to your discussion.  They are brother divisions and are on the same training schedule, so it would be nice for the ladies from that division to be with yours and get to know one another.  You can list it like:  277/278   The SRs from both divisions know each other!

At 6:06pm on July 2, 2012, Anna said…

Debi K,

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly caring group of moms and are always willing to listen, share and help each other whenever or wherever we can. Please feel free to join our chats, we love talking about everything from work, family, weather - whatever. Plus the joyful and anxiety filled journey of being a Navy Mom!!!  We look forward to learning about you and your sailor!!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!

At 1:32pm on July 2, 2012, chinadoll19 said…

Hi Debi K, no need to worry she will be okay my daugther leaves last week Wednesday, so far she calls me 3 times since then that night they got there then last Friday morning. She sounds very happy and content. You need positive thoughts that's all you can do and give her lots of support. I am sure they show her the video from the boot camp no need to be anxious about it they know what to expect when they got there it's not like the old days. Now the recruits are ready to go and looks forward to a new life in the Navy and the career. Just hang in there and be positive to her all the time. :-) Good luck well keep you in prayers hugs too.:-)

At 10:33pm on June 29, 2012, Sony12fan (Ship 11 Div 301) said…

Hi Debi K, I know how you feel, my son will be leaving on July 25 to GL, this site has been WONDERFUL. Things I never would have thought of to send off with him. Best of luck to your daughter she will do great!

At 2:41am on June 20, 2012, rnterry 04/817 PIR 7/27 alumni said…

Hi Debi, How exciting to hear from you.  We are new to the Navy as well. Brendan left on June 4th and needless to say I have been turned upside down ever sense.  This site has been a god send.  Arlington is just up the road a piece from Redmond.  Do you have a son or daughter who is a recruit? 

At 11:18pm on May 24, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Calls for would like you to know about a program for the Men and Women of our Armed Forces.  I am giving away free phone cards for Recruits to use while they are in basic training to keep in touch with Family Members and Loved Ones.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  Please click the link above and get your new Service Member the FREE phone cards they need.

At 4:17pm on May 17, 2012, 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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