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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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I am a mother to 3 beautiful daughters and 1 son. My husband left for A-School on October 2nd for AD.
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At 8:00am on October 7, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
I try to get on at least once a day; but my job has me swamped right now & it will not be improving until after Jan. 1. It is nice to be able to chat with someone that is there too! :)
At 7:54am on October 6, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
Yes, my son has been taking a finance class. Which I think is a great idea, he is fresh out of the house & high school. He has a good head on his shoulders, but we all know how the friends we have influence us. :) I'm thinking turkey day is pushing it too; but I'm not holding my breath either way
At 7:45am on October 5, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
Liz; I see you are from MI. Hi neighbor!!! We live i WI. :) That little one of yours is adorable!!! Hope you enjoyed PIR! I'm sure the kids loved seeing their dad!! It will be nice to see how this works out, our guys are only days apart hopefully they will class up together. :)
At 5:27pm on October 2, 2010, txsailorsam-Donna said…
Oh and the girls, too.
At 5:26pm on October 2, 2010, txsailorsam-Donna said…
I enjoyed meeting you and Parker.
At 11:19am on September 23, 2010, MRs L* said…
your son is absolutely a little stud. congratulations!
At 11:52pm on September 12, 2010, LTLY said…
Just checking on you sweetie? Baby update? How are your girls?
At 9:36pm on August 24, 2010, txsailorsam-Donna said…
I imagine it will be hard for hubby being away during delivery, too. I am glad you ahve support there. It will make it easier. Also the excitement on the girls part will also make it easier. What is his name going to be? Let me,(us) know when he arrives.
At 7:45pm on August 13, 2010, txsailorsam-Donna said…
I was reading all your posts above and am amazed at your strength. Just know you are not truly alone. You can write pm to me or even call if you want. I am a mother of 3 sons myself. How is your pregnancy going? How old are your girls? Are they excited about a baby brother? I am looking forward to meeting you on Oct 1st.
At 1:58am on August 9, 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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