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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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B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) commented on JoesMom's blog post 'Care packages to USS Abe Lincoln'
"JoesMom - The box # is specific to your son.  You might want to xxx it out. Winksmom - your sailor will need to provide you with their specific box #."
May 23, 2019
Winksmom527 commented on JoesMom's blog post 'Care packages to USS Abe Lincoln'
"Hi Janie thank you so very much."
May 22, 2019
JoesMom commented on JoesMom's blog post 'Care packages to USS Abe Lincoln'
"Yes, Hi I’m Janie. Last name, first name rank (like AD3) USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN 72 UNIT 100349 Box 564 (dunno if 564 is my son or whole ship) DIV AIMD FPO AE 09520 (underline that part- the AE09520) My son sent me this through messenger and…"
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Care packages to USS Abe Lincoln

Hi,Does anybody have the address for sending packages? thanks!JanieSee More
Apr 15, 2019

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I have three adult children and Joe is my youngest. I am a Special Education teacher and live in a suburb outside of Atlanta, GA.
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Both my dad and father-in-law were in the Navy and although they had a good stint in the Navy, they both went back to college and later into the private sector. The Navy was a positive experience and provided good opportunities for them to grow as people.
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Does anybody have the address for sending packages? 



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At 3:14am on January 17, 2018, lemonelephant said…

What is your Sailor's rating (job/occupational specialty) and where is he stationed (what vessel, if one)? There may be groups I can direct you to if you would like them. 

At 11:25pm on May 20, 2015, lemonelephant said…

He won't be getting much sleep tonight. You should be getting the "I'm here!" call as long as he took a cell phone. See Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and Phone Cards and Phone Calls.

At 10:58pm on May 20, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in May, to connect with others with loved ones who left the same day and may have PIR together. I also invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. Arrival and What Happens at the RTC will let you know what is happening.

At 10:57pm on May 20, 2015, lemonelephant said…

You will receive the address in The Form Letter about 10 days after he arrived at the RTC. Letters must have the Ship and Division numbers in order to reach your recruit. Wait on The Form Letter before sending letters.  See Arrival and What Happens at the RTC to know what is happening and what to expect.

At 4:18pm on May 19, 2015, 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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