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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Hoots Mom
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  • Denison, IA
  • United States

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now what? I need help.

Started this discussion. Last reply by 10/334-GC-ET Mom Sep 21, 2010. 17 Replies

There is so much info on this site. I was browsing for an hr. and didn't find info i needed. We found out my daughter graduates Oct. 16th . NOW what do i do? I dont know where to stay or what to…Continue


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At 3:33pm on September 29, 2010, S12/D342-Yamile/Christian's Mom said…
Hi HootsMom, it is good to have another mom from S12-Div342. Please check our group. Ship-12 Div-342 – PIR 10/15/10
While it is amazing how supporting all the moms/fathers/gfds from all ships/divisions are it is always good to have close contact with those in the same division this way what we don’t hear from our children other parent/gfd can share their news…. I have been receiving updates from Linda, for some reason my letters are taking longer to arrive, not to mention my son has been writing short notes he calls letters. Just Saturday and while I was away in FL a 3 pages letter arrive at home in NJ, needless to say I had to wait for my husband to get home so he could read it….. most probably at this time you know they are doing great….and what I can make out of his letter they are working very hard to earn as much flags as possible. He said the flags lets them march on their own without RDC’s and let the div as whole to sing “cadence” while they are marching….oh and I also receive a quick call to confirm he is g&g.
I was worry sick about how my son was doing, but as the time goes by he has proven to be doing better and better…..and they are also counting the days as we are.
Hung in there, this part is almost over.

At 3:11pm on August 27, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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