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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 12:01am on March 22, 2015, Pamelah said…

HI Mellisa-  Great to hear from you.  That is good you heard from yours.  I have Not heard from my son.  So they are not out to Far and can Receive Packages.  That is good to know, You were able to talk to him on the phone, so they are not too far out, or back on base.  I was not sure.  Communicating with you is Comforting to me.  You have no Idea!

At 4:05pm on November 22, 2011, haymcdee said…

oh my goodness... I'm bursting at the seams waiting for that call. I have my phone basically attached to my ear haha :) Sending lots of good vibes to our SRs (very SOON to be Sailors). Did you get any blue candles to burn? I'm normally not superstitious, but I think I'd just about do anything to show my support for them at this point!

At 5:35pm on November 6, 2011, haymcdee said…
Not sure when battlestations are - but that's in my most recent letter to my SR. I'm going to try to look it up online as well - like what week and day of RTC it is. I am not sure if they won any flags - though my hubby did tell me they were painting their division flags... not sure if you just automatically get those or not. I DO know that they've had a load of demerits :( which has to be a really strain on morale. i guess it's mostly been for doing silly things like talking when they shouldn't etc. Hopefully they've pulled it together and are working as a team now! I should get another letter on Tuesday, so maybe I'll have more info then :S
At 1:17pm on November 6, 2011, haymcdee said…
Hey there :) Yes, my sailor is my husband. I moved on my own accord when he came up here for RTC since he also has A school here (for AECF). Chicago was a good opportunity for me career wise too - so it worked out. The training part of base is actually right behind my house. We don't live on base, but we might as well being that close! Sometimes I go 'spy' on them, I can see them doing marching drills and stuff. But they all look the same in their blue digis and sea bags haha :) My husband also had a long wait before he could go in because of the lack of jobs. Seems like the economy is putting strains on the military now, too. Not many days until PIR now... I feel like the month is either going to fly or just draaggg on haha :)
At 4:49pm on October 5, 2011, 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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