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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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A little about me:
2 boys, both in the Navy.
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Michael & Kelly
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They have to live their own lives and all we can do is support them in whatever they decide to do.
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At 3:35pm on July 30, 2016, lemonelephant said…

KathyMcK...a, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes change to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.I suggest "Just My Friends" since you have chosen to include pics of your Sailors on your My Page.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your Sailors.

At 3:34pm on July 30, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor on the USS America, you may also want to join Amphibious (Gator Navy), San Diego Moms or Sailors in San Diego, San Diego Moms/SOs and Sailors Stationed in California.

Where is your other Sailor stationed? Which sub? There may be groups for it as well.

What are your Sailors' ratings (jobs/occupational specialties)? There may be a groups for those as well.

At 10:06pm on February 25, 2010, Paymaster said…
Kathy............I am another mother from the Greenbay. I don't know if you are aware but Sarah on our site is expecting her first baby, her husband just made Petty Officer.

Since we are all over the country, it would be a little difficult for us to get together for a baby shower for her. But what I thought was if each one of us would write a wish for her and her new little baby boy. Then she could print out our wishes on some nice paper and put it in the babies book.

So once I know the babies name I will start a discussion on our page for him. Hope you can join me in wishing Sarah and family good will. Jody
At 10:44am on March 15, 2008, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Hi Kathy (great name!) :) I am a Cathe :) Welcome and hello!
We are so glad to have you! Thank you for joining us and sharing your story! I am so happy to see you on the boards already! Let me know if you have any questions or comments about the website.

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