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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 a mother of 4, 3 girls ages 18, 17 & 8 and my son who is 25. My oldest daughter, Alexis, will be leaving for Boot Camp August 6, 2012. While we are very proud of her it will be hard to see her go.
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The Fedex truck pulled up outside and I just knew it was our box from Alexis....I was sooo happy to get it but I am waiting for Cory to get home to open it....  Also, can anyone tell me what PIR mean…

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 4:32pm 3 Comments

The Fedex truck pulled up outside and I just knew it was our box from Alexis....I was sooo happy to get it but I am waiting for Cory to get home to open it....  Also, can anyone tell me what PIR means?  This is all so new to us.

Daughter swearing in Aug 6

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 10:36pm 0 Comments

Our daughter Swears in Monday, August 6 in Sac.  It is really starting to hit me hard. I am very proud of her and even though she is a pain in the butt sometimes, I'm going to miss her like crazy.

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At 8:40am on August 18, 2012, AllisonNV said…
Hi JoAnna I have my little moments too. Cry as much as you need to. We're all in this together. I do miss our talks thats the hardest part for me. Writing letters helps me get thru the day. Stay strong before you know it PIR will be here! Take care.. :)
At 7:48am on August 14, 2012, mickie said…

My son Patrick went in Aug.1st, BC. Heard from him that night. Aug. 7 Box came home.Then I knew, he's okay at this point. Then his Pir letter came home. Aug.10 with Graduation Information. Praying he okay and knowing he is. Now waiting after 3 weeks for phone call this weekend from him. My son ship 12 Div 312. Graduation Date Sept.28.

At 8:48am on August 12, 2012, AllisonNV said…
Hi. My son left for BC on August 6th as well. I know exactly how you feel. I got his box on thursday. Although I don't have his address yet, I write to him everyday. It helps me get through the day. I'm glad I found this group, it has been my lifesaver! I'd love to keep in touch with you. Who knows, maybe our kids are on the same ship and division. Be strong and hang in there!
At 3:17pm on July 16, 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.

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



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