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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 am the mother of five children and my SR is my baby. I am so proud of him but I am completely scared to death also. I know this will be a great experience for him but I am still scared.
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Posted on January 21, 2013 at 5:54am 9 Comments

Was looking on-line at Hotel's for graduation and was starting to get furstrated. Anyone else having this problem? Bad part is my son will not even graduate till middle of march. Everything is saying not abvailable. Are there any tricks to this that would help me out? Thanks for any help it will be greatly appreciated..

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At 12:10am on January 29, 2013, tamraPIR3.15.2013 said…

Thanks for the friend request !  we will all get through this with flying colors !

At 5:08pm on January 16, 2013, Baker said…

Jarred's Mom, group hug! Watch the videos on what they will be going through. Information will help you get grounded into what is going on. Crying helps. Get it out. Screaming does too. Deep breath and let it out slowly. Then stay on Navy4Moms and read, chat and hang out. Lots of experienced people on this site. 

At 3:32am on January 13, 2013, Lala*gma*ship 12 div 112 said…

Hi Jarred's Mom!

My son leaves the same day yours does.  This has been a rough couple of days for sure.  I don't know about you but I have been crying at the drop of a hat, I can't focus on anything.  I am scared too, I don't even know what I'm scared about really.  This site has been so helpful to me.  It's nice to know we are all in the same boat. 

At 10:11pm on January 12, 2013, Baker said…

Hi Jarred's Mom. We all felt just like you are feeling right now. Our children have grown up and are making life changing decisions. The next two months will be diffcult for all Seaman Recruits (SR). It will be diffcult for us Dads and Moms too. This NavyForMoms site is the best thing for you now and in the future. Lots of hand holding and you can even chat with other Moms who feel the same way you do. The thing is "WE" are in the Navy Now. My sailor completed his basic and Passed In Review (PIR) on 30 Nov 12. Now it is your son's turn.

At 1:57pm on September 10, 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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