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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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Got the letter today

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Nov 18, 2012. 7 Replies

Got the letter today. PIR is January 4th. Now I can mail all the letters I have been writing.  Now I am going to look for airline tickets.Continue

got box today

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Nov 16, 2012. 16 Replies

we got the box today. He donated his clothes or just threw them on the trash. We got the bag he took on the plane and cell phone only in box. Now just waiting for the letter.Continue

Adopt a Sailor program

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lizb Nov 11, 2012. 6 Replies

Can anyone give me information on this program. My son tells me I need to sign him up so that he can spend Thanksgiving with a family there. ThanksContinue


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Adopt a Sailor information

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 11:24pm 1 Comment

My son tells me that I need to sign him up so he can spend thanksgiving with a family there at boot camp. Does anyone know where I can find information on this program. He leaves November 7th for boot camp.

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At 6:53am on September 19, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…
Thanks for the GREAT advice. I will pass it along to the Moms at the meeting too. It's wonderful to be part of a great big caring family. I've made some good connections on N4M already and I can't wait to share with some of the other Moms in our area.
At 10:44pm on September 18, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…
Good idea on the name tags! Thanks for your response. I guess I'm just excited to meet some new Moms. So far it looks like about 8 of us are going. Wish I had thought of mentioning the bring a photo if your sailor. I will let the Moms I've contacted on here know. Thanks again for your response.
At 6:38pm on September 18, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…
Hi Lizb...I'm hosting our first N4M picnic this weekend and I'm curious as to what you all did at your Meetup. Did you do anything special for the guests? I'm a DEP mom so I don't know all the ins and outs. Just want to make this a fun event. Thanks in advance for your help.
At 8:20am on August 15, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For information on packing and shipping, go to the Molly's group page and click on "New Moms Read First." If you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Our current adoption is posted in the "Discussion Forum" on the Molly's group page.

Thanks for joining us.


At 1:52pm on November 11, 2012, JustinsMom said…

Hello Liz, My name is Dawn. I got my call at 5:47pm Tuesday night. Still waiting for the box. Yesterday was busy and hard at the same time, my first day of family events without Justin ran a wedding from 6 am till 3pm for my niece then had my nephews 7 birthday party at 5pm. How are you doing?

At 10:59pm on October 11, 2012, 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!

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Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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