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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 am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Still dont know a whole lot about it.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Wow... A year already

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 12:20pm 0 Comments

My recruit has been in now just over a year... Seems like it was just last month when he left home. He's doing well, stationed in Hawaii, and has made another rank!! For all of the parents of new recruits, hang in there!! I never thought I'd get used to having that kid out of the house, but I have. Im even thinking of turning his room into.. hmmmm... still thinking about that. LOL In the meantime,

Be Blessed!

Was Nervous But Proud, now just Proud!!

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 8:32am 3 Comments

Basic training is over!!!! I had to go 4 weeks without hearing from my recruit and was reminded that no news is good news!! Hope everyone of u all's recruits are doing well!!

Nervous but Proud!!!

Posted on June 21, 2011 at 9:38pm 19 Comments

Hi all,

My son left for basic training on the 19th of this month!! (Fathers Day) I've gotten the phone call to let me know they made it to Illinois safely, Thank God., What I havent received yet is the package of things they send home. Either way, Im starting to miss him, after thinking I would strangle him if he stayed in the house any longer... LOL Anyone else going through this? Share....

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At 5:05pm on July 2, 2011, eolia (ship 10/div 257) said…
Have you received a letter yet?  I received mine today and it was like Christmas when I was a little girl, he sounded great and even likes the food.  We only have 5 weeks and 6 days and we will be at graduation.
At 6:06pm on June 23, 2011, eolia (ship 10/div 257) said…
I understand everything you have written, my son left on the 15th and recieved his package on Monday the 20th, it's now Thursday the 23rd and no official letter yet, hopefully tomorrow, hang in there you almost have 1 week down and only 7 more to go and then we will both be at graduation and be very proud moms.  We can help each other out and the next 7 weeks will go by very fast.  What will your son be doing?
At 12:49pm on June 21, 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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