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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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Riverlady ship 13 div 181
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  • Needles, CA
  • United States

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A little about me:
My 24 year old son entered boot camp on April 3rd. He had his PIR on 6/01/12. He has completed A school for AECF in Great Lakes and awaits his move to C school. Now my youngest son (19) has joined and will arrive in Great Lakes on March 13th. Looks like I will be making another trek out that way in May.
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The Navy seems to want these boys to succeed and do their best. They have taken good care of my boys so far.

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At 3:15pm on April 16, 2013, Bonnie said…

I am very excited to possibly meet some Moms either at Sarges M&G or PIR. PIR will probably be too crazy at PIR though. Maybe our SRs have made friends!

At 9:57pm on May 23, 2012, Cynthia said…

Thanks so much for the information!  We've got the blue light glowing here in Michigan!

At 10:18pm on April 18, 2012, Twinsmom said…

Hi Griffsma!  My son left on 4/3, and is also a guitar player (love your pics!).  He will be a Nuke, and his twin brother leaves for boot camp on 5/8, also a Nuke!   Can't wait for graduation, just booked my flight!

At 10:06pm on April 18, 2012, TJ'sMomCVN69 said…

I know I can't wait to hear all the details about their time in BC and all the people they've meant.  Glad to have this site to meet all the other Mom's and all the hlepful info!  Were all the way up in Massachusetts it's gonna be a long drive.  My hubs doesn't fly!  I heard from a friend we might get a  call this week make your phone a part of your body LOL!!  I sent out the first letter this week can't wait to hear back :)

At 4:16pm on April 9, 2012, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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