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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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Having a tough day today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phoenixmom Jan 21, 2020. 6 Replies

It’s one of those days . I miss my daughter every single day but some days are really hard. Trying to distract myself but it’s staying with me no matter what I do ! Ugh .. I know you all get it . I…Continue

New to this division

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeanie Dec 23, 2019. 5 Replies

Hi all, my name is Jeanie . My daughter just entered this division so I wanted to introduce myself and get to know everyone .


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Navymom0928 liked Jeanie's discussion Sandbox
Aug 10, 2020
sunflower replied to Jeanie's discussion 'Sandbox' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"When my son was going to BC last year, his recruiter said not to use it if your SR had to get a higher level security clearance (spec ops, nuke, intel, etc.). If your SR isn't one of those ratings, it should be safe to use while in BC. Others…"
Feb 1, 2020
Jeanie replied to NOLA-Mom's discussion 'Calls Home' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"All of my calls always said “”pay phone “ with 847 area code (Chicago) But I agree , just answer every call just in case !"
Feb 1, 2020
Jeanie replied to Jeanie's discussion 'Address to the gate' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thanks ladies . We found it ! It was slightly chaotic in that moment but all is well and it was so wonderful !"
Jan 31, 2020
Leighana replied to Jeanie's discussion 'Sandbox' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you for the information. I have been learning so much from all of you."
Jan 31, 2020
Jeanie added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)

Address to the gate

Can anyone tell me the address to the gate for pir?Got our tickets yesterday but don’t have the form with infoSee More
Jan 31, 2020
vanessa19 left a comment for Jeanie
"I read it also. Looks like its because of a crash at the gate. Hope everyone is okay. Prayers to our men and women. "
Jan 24, 2020
Lilly replied to Jeanie's discussion 'Disturbing news' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
Jan 24, 2020

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At 10:32am on January 24, 2020, vanessa19 said…

I read it also. Looks like its because of a crash at the gate. Hope everyone is okay. Prayers to our men and women. 

At 6:21pm on January 21, 2020, Northwoodsmom said…
I meant her
At 6:18pm on January 21, 2020, Northwoodsmom said…
Jeanie it's tough on mom's, my kids would always tease me about being over sensitive, over protective but that's what mom's do. Your in boot camp too. Battling with separation, constantly worrying, longing for just one more hug. It hurts just as much as doing sit-ups and push-ups. It sucks , so I think of the great future he is going to have , that's something I couldn't give him. I remember the pride in his voice when he finally told me he made it in. I want this for him more than anything. Remember he is right where he is suppose to be and someday you we sit with him and laugh about this.
At 2:22am on November 25, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Jeans.....n, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name. You also need to change the URL (address) 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.   

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 9:02pm on November 23, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Arrival and What Happens at RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect. 

Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at RTC in most cases. Let me know when you know what division your recruit is in. I will have more info for you. 

At 9:01pm on November 23, 2019, lemonelephant said…

You may want to join Moms of Daughters 2.

At 9:01pm on November 23, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. 

If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.   

Take care and blessings to you and yours

At 8:51pm on November 21, 2019, Anna said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!!  I'm glad you are here!  I need to forward you an important welcome message from our website admins.  You need to make a few changes.  Welcome Aboard!!

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Welcome to!

We ask that our members not use a last name in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page as soon as possible to create a new Username, then add a profile image and complete your Profile. You will also need to change the URL that is associated with your profile, as it also contains your last name.  Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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