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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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I'm 19 years old, going to school for massage therapy. My boyfriend Daniel is my world, my sailor, my best friend. I miss him very much!!
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At 2:25pm on January 23, 2012, Lucy said…
Omg I'm so sorry to hear that!!! It's good that it there for
Him as much as u can. I'm happy that you'll be able to move w him soon!!! It will be good for the both of you. You both are so strong and I hope the best for you guys!!! Thanks Emily, that means a lot. If you ever need anything, I'm here for u too. It's good catching up with you as well. :)
At 3:11pm on January 19, 2012, Lucy said…
Hey! Yeah it's been a while! I've been good. I spent the holidays with my sailor. He surprised me when he got here. It was a great having him home for two weeks. He went back to Florida on the second, so I'm getting used to him being gone again. I miss him so much and it sucks not knowing when I'll see him again. What about you? How have you been? I hope you had a great Christmas and new year!
At 9:56pm on December 13, 2011, Lucy said…
Dang that sucks about your laptop. Thank you so much! I was so surprised when he proposed. Aww that's exciting that u get to see him! I hope Alan can get approved soon to
Come for Christmas. He's in Florida waiting to start aircrew school. 
At 5:57pm on December 5, 2011, Lucy said…
Hey how have you been??
At 3:12pm on November 17, 2011, 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! :) 


At 2:15pm on November 17, 2011, Lucy said…
You're right. I would rather wait to figure everything
Out for sure b4 settling down and starting school. I can only
Imagine how you feel about wasting time. That hecka sucks but good thing that we're still young and
Everything will fall in it's place. My bf's job is an aircrew man mechanic. He has to
Have so much training and SERE school! 
At 12:51pm on November 17, 2011, Lucy said…
Yeah, I figured bc would be the hardest part. What's Dans job in
The navy? I thought I was going to wait
For Alan to complete at least 4 years of his contract b4 we got married, but I can't see myself w anyone else, so I figured a huge wedding
Isn't a necessity. It's good that you're waiting and finishing school. I'm going to the jc here in the
Town I live in, but I want to go to beauty school when I have the money to pay for it. I really want to know where he will be
Stationed after a school that way I can be better prepared w my plans, so it's frustrating right now
Not really knowing what will happen. long was your bf's a school? Does it depend on their jobs?
At 2:18am on November 17, 2011, Lucy said…
Thank you. :) you're the first person to tell me that. This experience is making me much stronger than
I ever imagined! Our sailors left us w no choice but to toughen up as well while they are gone lol. My bf is barely graduating bootcamp, but he'll be off to A school on the Friday after
Thanksgiving. Was it harder saying bye to your bf when he left to bc or A school? I really want to move w
My bf asap because we're so close and we're eachothers rock, so the
Sooner we can be together, the easier these 8 years will be...hopefully. What about
You?? Are you planning on getting married anytime soon and living on base? Btw you're the first girl that I
Have met in n4m's that's my age :) yay lol.
At 1:05am on November 17, 2011, Lucy said…
Oh so he has a 4 year contract? My bf signed for 8 years! Well I'm going to hid graduation in a week. We're going to be
Able to spend thanksgiving together. I'm so grateful for that. Plus we might get
Married when I go see him. He wrote my dad a letter asking him for his blessing, since he
Can't see him in person. :] when are you seeing your sailor??
At 9:27pm on November 16, 2011, Lucy said…
:) I know that's why I like talking to other navy gfs, cuz we basically understand how we
Feel. Wow your sailor has been in for a while now! That's awesome.  My love left in september, so we're sorta new
To all this. 

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