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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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At 6:40pm on May 24, 2010, Abbe(IKE)mom said…
Hi Kelly, thanks for your note. My son, George, is going into the Nuc program in South Carolina. I'm holding on to the "no news is good news" words regularly. Looking forward to meeting you in a few short weeks! ~Abbe
At 4:08am on May 9, 2010, Andrew's mom-mbuina said…
Hi Kelly, how are you doing? I imagine you are feeling the same way that I am feeling from your comment at the top. That's exactly how I felt when I just now checked the mail. It feels terrible when you are waiting for that letter so badly.
I just now got home from work and on my way home I was wondering--God will forgive me because I cannot afford to miss Andrew's call later today if he calls, I am really afraid to go to church because that is when he might call and I can NEVER forgive myself if he calls and I can't pick up. Can you imagine how bad that would be? I would be devastated. I hope we will all be lucky today. By the way, thanks for inviting me. I hope I will write with good news. Have a wonderful Mothers' Day. By the way, my name is Anne.
At 3:42pm on April 22, 2010, Travis' Mom Cindy Ship11/Div212 said…
Yes, I joined it, if its the same one you're talking about. Do a search for PIR 6/11/10. I think that's it. If not, let me know and I'll look again. We really haven't decided how long we'll stay, kind of depends on what we hear about the grad-n-go thing. AND, I just talked to my husband. Got the "boy-in-the-box" in the mail today. Just like someone else said, his pants legs were rolled up. I heard it was so they could measure their feet. I couldn't believe that it was just like they said.
At 2:12pm on April 22, 2010, Travis' Mom Cindy Ship11/Div212 said…
I've looked around via the internet at the hotels but I really haven't seen any recommendations from this website. I'd like to fly out of Abilene instead of Dallas but I'll have to convince my husband that its worth the money! :)) I'll let you know if the box is in the mailbox when I get home today. I hope so. At least that's proof that something's going on up there! Its hard to sit here idle and wait when you know they are working so hard....
At 10:55am on April 22, 2010, Travis' Mom Cindy Ship11/Div212 said…
No, no box yet. I'm sure it will be there today, though. What is your son training for? TC elected to be a CM, construction mechanic. Have you looked into reservations in Illinois yet?
At 9:57pm on April 21, 2010, Travis' Mom Cindy Ship11/Div212 said…
We're from Abilene. I think TC will be a grad and go also. He didn't have much time between the time he signed up and bootcamp, just a couple of weeks. It happened so fast, not like others that I've seen posted. Where will your son go to training? TC's will be Port Humene, cA, a "Seabee".
At 9:21am on April 21, 2010, Travis' Mom Cindy Ship11/Div212 said…
Yes, its his picture. I checked the mail yesterday. Still no package. Do you have any info on graduation date yet? I've checked the Navy website and it appears to me that it will be the weekend of 6/12 but I'm still waiting. I want to make my reservations ASAP. We're from Texas. Did I see that you were from Colorado or was that someone else?
At 2:11pm on April 20, 2010, Travis' Mom Cindy Ship11/Div212 said…
Hey, Kelly. I haven't received the letter yet but my son's recruiter called Sunday night to tell us our son is Ship 11 Div 212 also.
At 12:43pm on April 6, 2010, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to N4M. If you are worried, it’s understandable. You’ll get adjusted in no time. First thing to do is join the group just for new members – New Moms Stop Here group. We will be there for you before bootcamp, during bootcamp and after bootcamp. If you have some experience with the Navy, check out this group - Seasoned mom's answers to questions
Also there is this group for those just waiting Depper’s… in but not yet

Two blogs on how to use this site.
1. Welcome to New Members
2. A Message for New Members

Best of luck, BunkerBee.
At 5:43pm on April 2, 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! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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