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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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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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A little about me:
I am a mother of 5, and with my two oldest having already gone from the nest, it doesn't get easier. I think keeping busy at work ( I am an elementary school librarian) and with my 15 and 13 yr olds, I can successfully get through this time of unknowing. I have faith my son will do amazing things and certainly become the man he wants to be. His job is HM and hopes to go to Field Medic Training with Marines.
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It is an honorable yet long term commitment. Sister is in Navy and she loves it. Hope my son will love it as much if not more.

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At 7:03pm on November 1, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side, click on "New Moms Read First." If you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Our November/Christmas adoption was announced today. You can find it in the "Discussion Forum" on Molly's group page.

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 5:52am on October 24, 2012, aprildawn9209 said…

Hi there!  Just wanted to check in with you to see how you are doing.  Hope all is well.  This waiting thing is yucky.  But it will soon pass.  Take care and hope to talk to you soon.

At 11:56am on October 19, 2012, Taylor'sMomShip02Div903 said…

Hi Diz1lizardGabesMa!

So happy to meet you as well! I'm finally starting to understand a bit more as how to navigate this site...every "nugget" of information I can get my hand on just gets me a little closer to knowing more about my girl & what she is up to! I'm missing her!!! She is my 3rd child & only daughter...(and MY baby) so I take some comfort in knowing this will be my last time going through what I call the "unknown zone"! I know that as soon as I receive a call or letter, from her, I should be able to carry on much more easily...but, until then...I'm constantly looking out for my mail carrier or running to answer the phone when it rings lol! How about you? I see you have younger ones...& though I DO know it is hard missing a child...this is a time in a Mom's life when we can really appreciate other sibling rivalry as a blessing...anything to take our minds off of missing them ;(  I still do not know where Taylor will be attending school after PIR or what exactly is the job she will be assigned to do...but, because of her not passing the "depth perception" test, she will probably not be in aviation as she would have liked to have been. Is your son's PIR Nov. 30th & do you know of anyone else with a child in this division? I'll be out & about most of the day...need to run errands & just get away from this pc, but I look forward to chatting with you again...maybe later this evening! Take care & God Bless!  :)

At 7:57pm on October 11, 2012, aprildawn9209 said…

thanks for "friending" me!  Our kids may very well be together.  Have you gotten a letter yet?  What is your child's "grade"...guess that means job in Navyspeak?  

At 12:11pm on September 12, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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



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