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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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Ellen S.
  • Female
  • Maple Plain, MN
  • United States

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I have 3 daughters and am a Navy vet
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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Do what told. Ask questions later
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:48pm on December 10, 2016, lemonelephant said…
EllenSD...r, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile)  (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)
Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.I suggest "Just My Friends" due to your Sailor's NOS.
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.

I also suggest changes 6 and 7.

At 12:44pm on December 10, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Where is your Sailor stationed? There may be groups I can direct you to.

At 11:11am on March 18, 2011, navy nana said…
I think I heard my grandson say last Friday at his PIR that his rate was TI....but I am not sure of that....his field is computers
At 4:14pm on February 23, 2011, Tobianne said…
Oh thank you, I will see that she gets that. What an awesome thing. I will also post this on the Seabee site...
At 2:20pm on February 22, 2011, Tobianne said…
Awesome... I am so happy for her and of course you too. Now you will sleep so much better and soon have the contact you have longed for with her.  Bravo Zulu!
At 5:37pm on February 10, 2011, Tobianne said…
Please do, I know she will do this, you have to faith for her and for you. You are a Navy mom and prior Navy. You know what it takes and also how bad you must want this to come this far. My kiddo is a CE. She is part of the Seabee's. She loves her job and her bee family. You girl will also, and will yes be great once at A-school.
At 5:17pm on February 10, 2011, Tobianne said…

I want to say it is the USS A. Burke. (I can not spell it forgive me). It has been what seems like forever ago. Poor girl, I know things get to them and then they just refuse to go to medical. Mine had an ankle injury early on, then got sick, (thought she was over it) then got sicker... It was pretty bad when she was finally set back. She had an infection that turned in cysts. Once over that (they had to cut one out and drain another then some very heavy and strong antibiotics) she was getting back to good. Until all the stress settled in and she ebded up with a jaw issue. This is however not something she was going to let stop her. She still to this day has the jaw problem, and lives with it. She was told (funny now) you do not need a jaw to serve your country!

The RDC's in RCU/FIT are awesome. They want to see your girl move on, not move back. They will work with her, a bit low key there, they have the chance to  get healthy.

They call each week and if doing well they will call mid week, mine were almost always a 40 min call.

What is your daughters rate?

At 5:03pm on February 10, 2011, Tobianne said…
I believe she may be in ship 6. That is unless ship 4 is back up and running. She is most likely in the FIT div. now. Give her a day or so and she will call and give you an address. They are great in RCU/FIT. Do you know if it was injury or illness? Or just not able to make the run?  Any way I can help let me know, and for some assurance, it can and will end in a good way. My daughter did and she is now done with A-school (in TX) now at Gulfport awaiting her ECS school.
At 2:08pm on January 21, 2011, just a girl with a broken heart said…
yeah I live in the creek... lol its not bad. I LOVE downtown Charleston!! There is a restaurant in Summerville called Logans, its alot like the one you were talking about, peanuts on all the tables and you toss the shells on the floor....  never heard of Rivers though? The NWS is still here... This is the A school location for the Nukes.
At 12:56pm on December 10, 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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