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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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  • NukeMom(CVN-75)
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  • navymom99(ship09 div075)
  • Purplemom (Ship 3 Div 084)
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A little about me:
Married, working mother of two who is also a fulltime college student whose son just left 12/15/10.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
The time together before your child leaves is the most precious. Spend every moment together that you can. Talk about the things you always wanted to say to one another, let them know how proud you are of them. Boot Camp has only just begun for my son and its hard not being able to communicate.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:36pm on January 28, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I do need some more info, I will send you the info tonight our tomorrow morning once I get to virginia. If we are not friends yet please send me a friend request and I will send the info too your inbox. Thanks
At 6:20pm on January 12, 2011, Purplemom (Ship 3 Div 084) said…
He didn't give me a name. I am will ask him in the letter I am writing tonight. My son was born in MA (Salem) and that is where my family lives. I am actually flying to Boston after PIR to spend a few days visiting my parents and my sister. All he said was "Met the kid from Connecticut (Ken-55's son) and he's in my division and one from Springfield, MA. The one from Mass, Connecticut and I all click pretty well." These are the only two SRs he mentions at all in his letter.
At 2:23pm on January 12, 2011, Purplemom (Ship 3 Div 084) said…

Hi Cathy! My son said in his letter that he had become good friends from a kid from Springfield, MA. So I am guessing that would be your son.

At 6:20pm on January 11, 2011, NukeMom(CVN-75) said…
Cathy if you go to our PIR 02182011 site and click the view more discussions. They are listed down on the list as fun questionaires. I sent them to my son also. Just hope he fills it out and sends at least one of them back. LOL Let us know if your SR does reply.
At 12:37pm on December 28, 2010, Northwest Annie said…
Hi Cathy! I'm actually from Bremerton WA. Just a short ferry ride from Seattle. I love it here too but winter is cold and wet! So luckily I'm a "snowbird" and my husband and I spend the winter in Palm Desert CA. We'll be heading there next week and staying for 3 months. We'll be flying to Great Lakes from Palm Springs. Should be an experience...70-75 degrees in Palm Springs in Feb to possibly 30 degrees or so in Great Lakes. I don't care though I'd swim the Artic Ocean to see my son!! Lisa
At 4:16pm on November 12, 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!

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

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