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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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A little about me:
My husband PIRed from RTC on 11-05-2010. He is now in BESS and will graduate 01.2011. He will then continue BM and MM schooling and will PCS some time in late March/Early April.
I am here to support my
Spouse/Significant other
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Hurry up and Wait!! lol
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

MyHrtBlongs2ASubmariner's Blog

one year later..

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 1:35am 1 Comment

Well I was just going through my profile and saw my one and only blog...A year ago yesterday. Alot has changed in this past year. My husband went to and completed with flying colors, Boot Camp @ RTC. He then went on to BESS in Groton Ct seeing as he will be on a Submarine. As I write this, He has 23 days left in Aschool. He has been gone 7 months so far. But he is doing wonderfully and LOVING the Navy! We just got his first orders and we will be heading to Kings Bay, Ga In April. I cant wait to… Continue

Time is of the essence

Posted on March 24, 2010 at 11:56am 0 Comments

Well my husband joined the U.S. Navy March 1st. He leaves September 9th. I sat here and thought that 6 months was a long time to be able to spend with him...boy was I wrong! Between us working and taking care of the house and my dad that was just diagnosed with Renal failure, it seems like time is just slipping away!! Its already been a month and it seems that my time with him is more important now then ever! I have never been separated for this long and I honestly dont know what I am going to… Continue

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At 2:24pm on September 18, 2011, littlemiss said…
People are like that every where you go! I guess its just what you make of it. All I'm worried about is finding a good job lol. My husband is still in CT for a few months so we aren't sure what boat yet. I hope we get to GA soon. I'm ready to get settled with him.
At 11:15pm on September 9, 2011, littlemiss said…
It is a small world! How are you liking Kings Bay? I cant wait to move
At 2:12pm on September 25, 2010, Brooklyn said…
My husband said the exactly same thing about their division...thats funny! Hopefully the young ones can get it together.
At 5:38pm on September 9, 2010, MRs L* said…
so is your sailor on his way to GL?
At 12:28pm on August 18, 2010, Erica-proudnavywife said…
i'm not sure i dont think its different for each state but i could be wrong. we are located in colorado. where are you guys located? i got mixed answers also from my husbands recruiters so when my husband had his meeting with his recruters supervisor i went with my husband and i asked him about bha and he said i would definently get it. your husband should have filled out paper work that listed you as a dependent so you should definently get the bha for your state.
At 10:39am on August 15, 2010, Erica-proudnavywife said…
i read your posting on Dep- leaving in september and like you my husband is also leaving sept. 8th and i am also moving back in with my mom while he is in bootcamp and a-school from my understanding from my husbands recruiter is that we will recieve BHA while our husbands are in bootcamp and A - school. and he told me anyone going to bootcamp w/dependents get bha and those who don't have dependents don't get bha. my husband has a meeting on monday with the head person in charge at his recruiting office so i will have him ask her about bha and get back to you with her answer. i hope this helps if you have any questions or just want to talk you can message me anytime. -erica
At 9:15pm on March 22, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Hi Lindsey,

Welcome to Navy For Moms! You will find this site very helpful with many great members to answer any questions that you might have. Before you get started please read our Community Guidelines if you have not yet.

Also, Check out this great group New Moms Stop Here and check out this important OPSEC video


Elizabeth and Colleen

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