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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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Boot Camp Graduation

Started this discussion. Last reply by ebigirl Sep 27, 2012. 8 Replies

My son will be graduating from boot camp in Great Lakes in 3 weeks. Is there any advice anyone can give for what to expect? I understand our time with him will probably be limited but any information…Continue


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At 12:23am on June 29, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link).

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your Sailor.

At 12:05am on June 29, 2016, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to check out Amphibious (Gator Navy), Duty Station NAS Oceana, VA Beach VA, and/or Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends. What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well.

At 3:38pm on October 6, 2012, Wanda said…

Hi Dana, you are lucky, I just rejoined Navy for Moms a wk or so ago.  I was a member here in 2008 thru 2010.  This is a WONDERFUL site! Met a lot of wonderful Navy Mom's that I still remain friends with, several of us being so close now & 1 of them now my official Sister in Arms, lol.  We sort of outgrew the need of this site & now are all on FB, of course!  Congrats to your son, you are at the right place for all the answers you need, especially if you're a part of a group for your son's PIR date.  My son is a Nuclear Machinist Mate, 18 mo's of schooling after PIR & then to the "real" Navy when stationed in HI.  He loves it, when he's there to see it & NOT working!  Being a part of the Silent Service, a nuclear submariner is HARD,  not only on him, but me.  Many months w/no contact at all when he's underway, which unfortunately are a LOT of those since he is on a sub.  So, is that what your son has chosen?  Obviously you are a lot of support as you wouldn't be here.  He will surely need it if so.  Very hard but quite satisfying.  Just look up other groups here on N4M's in the field your son is going & place he is going to be stationed at & you will find so much wonderful support!!  You may also look me up on fb if you're on there.  Me & my Navy Mom's post a lot of supporting comments, pics & such.  I'm glad Ginny sent you my way as I'll do my best to help you feel as comfortable as you can w/your son being away & questions & if I don't have the answer I can probably find someone who does, but as I said, you will find that here as well.  Awesome site!

At 10:38am on September 25, 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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