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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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At 1:34pm on September 17, 2010, Missy [FCwife] said…
i hope your staying strong as well as our boys <3 :)
At 9:12pm on September 15, 2010, Missy [FCwife] said…
i feel much better, i got a letter today too. Its hard going week to week with little comminication. I feel like they tease us.. chris cried. its so upsetting.
At 5:04pm on September 10, 2010, Missy [FCwife] said…
It feels really good to hear from chris. Even if he said stuff like "cant wait to get outta this hell hole" or "i hate this place!" lol He said it just sucks not having freedom, the physical and mental stuff is the least of his worries! BUT ive heard from many ppl that the first couple weeks are the worst and thats over with so things should start looking up, and our letters should become more possitive! Plus hopefully phone calls sunday. :) maybe monday on my bday!!! :)
At 4:36pm on September 10, 2010, Missy [FCwife] said…
lol, yeah! He said that his bunkmate was a Houston texans fan (he is a die hard dallas cowboys fan! lol) he said "Hes a houston texan fan, but ill let it slide bc he is from there" lol But he said it was nice that they both missed home bc they had that in common. They both miss us and talk about it.
At 5:00pm on August 29, 2010, jamielyn said…
Hey Abby! Sorry it took me awhile to get back with you, I have been out of town for the past couple days. I got my husbands information letter a week after he left, which it did help a lot! It's nice finally having somewhere to actually send all the letters I have been writing, and to know when his pir date is because now I have something to count down to!
At 11:17am on August 28, 2010, MeganMcK said…
Hi Abby! I was wondering if you by chance got a phone call from your husband today? I got one at around 10:30am my time. He was only able to talk for 5 minutes, but it was better than nothing. He didn't know his address, but he did tell me that he is in Division 347.

Anyways, I hope you have a great day.

Take care,

At 12:08pm on August 27, 2010, MeganMcK said…
We have pretty much been doing the same thing this week. We have this, that and the other things, so it does help to keep busy.

You're right when you said that writing helps. I try to write down everything that we did that day, so it is like he doesn't miss a day while he is gone. I know he was probably busy yesterday, but it had to hurt to miss his daughter's birthday and kindergarten orientation. I just hope he is okay. He left at time when so much is going on, and it makes me worry even more for him sometimes.

How are your children doing? Is your daughter okay? I know she is a bit older, so I wasn't sure if she had really said anything yet.

Keep busy and take care:)
At 9:08pm on August 26, 2010, MeganMcK said…
Hi Abby! How are you doing today?
At 4:50pm on August 16, 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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