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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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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by watsosc Sep 15, 2014. 10 Replies

We arrived a couple of days early. We rented a car. If you don't have a credit card, it is a pain in the butt. Be sure to have a credit card available. The tolls are not expensive, just have change…Continue


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A little about me:
Mother of 4, with the oldest being the SR. Work in a busy ER in Sun, City AZ as a Financial Rep. Husband is a teacher... and best dad around.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 8:04pm on June 7, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Don't forget to make changes 2, 3, and 4.

At 12:17am on May 22, 2014, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined Nuke School Charleston; you may also want to check out NUKE moms and Nuke A School FAQ. The Rating Information Card for NF can be found at Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend when the time comes. Your Sailor may have Prototype in Ballston Spa, NY; if so, join Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NY at that time.

At 12:16am on May 22, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make changes 2, 3 and 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 12:15am on May 22, 2014, lemonelephant said…

You may want to check out Mom’s of Navy Daughters, Mom's of Daughters 2, and Women in the Navy. 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 11:55am on April 27, 2014, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

don't know if you've seen this yet or not but thought u might be interested in what your dau 's position as a RCPO does with her cutlass:

At 10:44am on April 24, 2014, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

here's the link for RCPO:

Recruit Chief Petty Officer (RCPO)

The RCPO is the primary recruit assistant to RDCs and is responsible for:

  1. Maintaining good order, discipline, and security within the division at all times.
  2. Ensuring compliance with standing orders and regulations.
  3. Assisting RDCs with implementation of schedules.
  4. Reporting any abnormal condition to RDCs, including violations of good order, discipline and security, when RDCs are not present.

At 11:15pm on April 21, 2014, NevadaMom Ship 11 Div 194 said…

HI Kim!  so glad to meet you my SR is ship 11 Div 194, PIR 6/6.  we got our first call this Saturday, was so surprised! Did you get a call?  We are in Nevada and hope to meet many other parents of Div 194 before PIR and hopefully actually meet many at PIR! 

At 8:02pm on April 20, 2014, NevadaMom Ship 11 Div 194 said…

My SR is Ship 11 DIV 194 PIR 6/6 as well.  She called yesterday and was in great spirits and said she loved it!  perhaps we can see each other there, I am from Nevada. 

At 12:35pm on February 24, 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!

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
1:05 Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies
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Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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