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


Fishing Quilter
  • Female
  • Omer, MI
  • United States

Fishing Quilter's Friends

  • Nina
  • fzn2fb
  • Abucking
  • Tonya
  • Kim
  • Winski
  • Lorraine

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A little about me:
I'm a mom of 3 grown daughters, have 2 grandsons, and love to quilt. From 2010-2012 we went through a really difficult time as a family so I am now divorced. Now I live with a wonderful man who loves to fish and has taught me to love it too. It's my youngest who is joining the Navy and while I worry, I know this could be the best thing for her to move not only forward, but on to a better life for herself.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
"No news is good news" could be a mantra! The Navy takes very good care of our children, although it is not quite what they are accustomed to from home. And NAVY MOMS are the best! I now have a wonderful extended family of Navy Moms (and Dads, Wives, Girlfriends .....) who would help me if I asked, and whom I would do just about anything within my power for them, too.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:57am on August 23, 2013, Lorraine said…

Just wanted to let you know my phone number is 269-251-0537 and Colleen gave hers in the discussion in case you need directions to her place. The address is 5363 Jack Morris, West Branch MI. I hope you still plan to come as I didn't get a message with your phone numbers. Let us know when you can be there Saturday and we'll plan the meal according to your time frame.

At 1:48pm on April 14, 2013, Jana said…

I think i can come with something. that is a good idea  Cause I dont need an unhappy SR Esp for my sister who is an elementary teacher she can get a crazy  with glitte rand stickers 

At 9:40am on April 13, 2013, Jana said…

Thanks for your post I read with happy tears my sons PIR is 5/31  counting the Fridays all the best to you and your

At 2:26am on April 4, 2013, Nina said…

Thank you so much for all those kind words of encouragement and guidance.

Good lord knows how I needed to hear this. I feel so welcomed already, I had no idea the support here. I am so new at this and need to learn the lingo and Navy family life.Im super excited. Thank you once again I really appreciate it. 

At 12:56pm on February 25, 2013, Abucking said…

My son, Ezra, ended up back home, too, after being in college and then on his own for a year. We had to give him some hard ultimatims. (We had thought the military would be a good choice for him since he was in Air Force JROTC in high school, but we never pushed it.) We knew that working a minimum wage job was not what he wanted to do after 3 years of college! That's where he ended up. Anyway, Ez made the choice to go into the Navy, and that is why it will work for him!
Your daughter will do well, too. There are so many distractions for kids today, and the military teaches them the discipline of sticking with one thing and making it work. A great life lesson.
Y'all don't have too very far to drive to PIR, do you? That's great.
I just made the decision yesterday to bite the bullet and go to PIR. It's a big trip from SC! But I'm glad to be able to.
I'd love to see some pics of your quilts. I went to a folk school for a week and made one... it's just a wall piece, about 24x18". Would love to make more, but right now that's not my priority.
Looking forward to talking to you more, and meeting too, in a very short time!

At 8:25pm on February 24, 2013, Abucking said…

I'd love to be FB friends.  I'm Amy Buckingham, Greer, SC.

My son is 23, the younger of 2 kids.  He and his sister are great but need direction.  Navy seems like the best choice for him, his sister got married in Oct, and that seems like what she needed!

At 12:28pm on February 1, 2013, 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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