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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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driving or flying?

Started this discussion. Last reply by supportive1(norfolk,va) Dec 12, 2010. 4 Replies

We live in norfolk virginia, and my fiances' parents and I are trying to figure out what's the best and reccomended way of travel. How often are there delays to o'hare vs. We litteraly will be tight…Continue

My Fiance leaves tomorrow for BC

Started this discussion. Last reply by supportive1(norfolk,va) Dec 3, 2010. 8 Replies

Mixed emotions. I understand he will be home soon..3 months from now. But you just can't avoid feeling like your best friend and loved one will be gone over the holidays. Just not exactly sure how to…Continue


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got his info letter!

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 2:09am 4 Comments

Graduation feb. 4th. Ship 11 div. 060.
So excited for him!

my sailor left for BC november 29th

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 10:29am 1 Comment

anyone else? i wanted to know, i got his box of belongings a week ago. when should i expect the information letter, and his. or how does that all work.

thanks for the advices

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At 7:55pm on November 25, 2010, Sailor'sGirl NukeWife said…
wow... he will be leaving in saturday... that will be so hard... i have been dating my sailor for almost 2 years and he will be done for boot camp next week :) then we'll be married when he comes back on christmas stand down! i just got a call from him today :) so happy
At 8:18pm on November 18, 2010, Sailor'sGirl NukeWife said…
you're welcome!!! how did you find me? when is your recruit going to basic? are you maried to him or planning? lol sorry if i have lots of questions :)
At 7:53pm on November 18, 2010, Sailor'sGirl NukeWife said…
hi! welcome to the family!
At 11:35am on November 18, 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!

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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

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