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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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I miss my husband already :'(

Started this discussion. Last reply by navywifey:) Mar 8, 2011. 2 Replies

i miss my husband already, and he's only been gone for a few days. i continuously find myself thinking about him constantly and have an emotional breakdown. i try forgetting about how much i miss…Continue


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i love my husband very much but find it hard to keep my mind off him while he is away on deployment, which leads to emotional breakdowns of missing him. I'm heading into my 9th month of pregnancy, expecting a son, while he had recently been sent on his first deployment to Guam on the morning of Aug 27th with the USS Michigan Blue crew.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:09am on February 11, 2011, Joshuablue Ship 2 Div 203 said…
Moon - I was reading your chat this morning and I just want to say a few things.  This is going to be hard and difficult on you both, but the best thing that you can do is be supportive of him.  He will be asked to do things that are out of his control.  They will be demanding of his time and he won't have a choice but to follow orders.  You just need to stay sted fast and know that he is doing things for the both of you.  Like you said in your chat he is trying to make both your lives better.  Once he gets through all the training parts of all this, I am sure that you will see each other.  I know by talking to people that are in the Navy that they live a regular life on or off base.  They have their deployments and that will be tuff but you can do it!  I requested you to be my friend, I hope you accept, I will try to help you through all of this if I can.  Our son is joining and leaves April 20 for BC.  I am watching your photo's as I am writing this to you, you are a cute couple, don't lose faith in him!  Keli
At 4:15pm on February 8, 2011, tsprincess said…
Welcome to Navy for Mom's! I'm Jenn, and I too am a Navy Wife and also prior Navy. If you have any questions or just need an ear to vent to please let me know!
At 2:33pm on February 8, 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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