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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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Adopt A Sailor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 17, 2014. 20 Replies

Does anyone have information on how a sailor can be adopted?  I got my phone call from my daughter this weekend and she has a cold and is really home sick.  She told me the church is coming by for…Continue


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A little about me:
Mother of three and my youngest daughter just signed up to go in the Navy.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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My daughter left on November 5th

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 4:38pm 11 Comments

My daughter left on November 5th for boot camp.  She was so excited to go because she had never been on a plane.  We text back and forth up until she reported to boot camp. It made me feel better to hear the excitement and confidence  in her voice, I know she made the right choice!  I am still waiting on her package they send home and the information on graduation ceremonies. I worry about her as all moms do and it's the not knowing that driving me crazy.  

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At 8:57pm on November 27, 2014, suustsu said…
Hi Kaila's mom, yes I've received two already and I've spoken to her twice. I was hoping I would hear from her today but I didn't. I'm still hopeful she can call a little later when everyone is here. I hope you had or are having a good Thanksgiving.
At 11:08pm on November 26, 2014, lemonelephant said…
At 11:06pm on November 26, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a recruit at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted."

I see you have joined your PIR group; 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. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:04pm on November 26, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Since recruit has a contract for Hospital Corpsman (HM), sometime between now and the end of BC, join HM (Hospital Corpsman) A School in San Antonio and check out Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program Facebook Page. You may also want to check out Corpsmen Moms and Dads. The Rating Information Card for HM can be found at; it indicates 19 weeks, but "A" School is 14 weeks after classing up. Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School on 01/01/2015 or 01/02/2015. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend. 

At 7:52pm on November 24, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Join PIR: 12/31/2014 TG 08 - 6 Divisions (047-050, 907 and 908) to connect with others with loved ones training with your recruit.  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. You may want to check out Mom’s of Navy Daughters, Mom's of Daughters 2, and Women in the Navy. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:40am on November 17, 2014, suustsu said…

Hello, I received the letter yesterday and my daughter is graduating on December 31.  I also heard they would have liberty on Thursday but no confirmation from anyone.  I just purchased my airline tickets and I'm sooooooo excited.  I booked my hotel the night before she left as well.  I'm not sure when she ships out or where she will be going to.  I think it's Pensicola but I'm not sure if they will allow her to come home before that or if she goes straight to there. 

At 12:26pm on November 15, 2014, Donovan'sMom said…

I saw your post on the PIR information page and wanted to comment. My sont shipped on Nov 6th and will also have PIR on the 31st. The 31st is not a federal holiday, but the 1st is which is why it was moved to wed from friday. If they attend A school somewhere besides great lakes, they should ship out on friday and should have liberty on thurs.

At 4:08pm on January 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

If your daughter gets a ship date, go to the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. At the bottom are links for each of the months, join the one for the month that your future Sailor ships. You may want to check out Mom’s of Navy Daughters, Mom's of Daughters 2, and Women in the Navy.

At 2:32pm on January 17, 2014, 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!

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