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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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 currently an instructor at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, VA. I noticed that there were quite a few questions in regards to what occurs during the "A" and "C" School process for the IS rating. I will be more than happy to answer any and all questions regarding the matter.
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At 10:34am on July 8, 2010, stephenson said…
Just had a quick question maybe you can help me out with, I've search in several locations and couldn't find any source, Im currently in my check out process and need to change my mailing address. Can you pass along the mailing address I should use for the duration of IS "A" school. I will be checking in on the 18th AUG. Last time I was in Dam Neck was back in 2000 for OS "A" school so im not sure how much things have changed since then
OS2 Stephenson
At 10:47pm on June 12, 2010, abbyblue said…
Know where to go? How to search the N4M site? We have answers to your questions. Stop by. An experienced mom will help. A special place, especially for new members. All members of Navy For Moms are welcome to join.

Location: A safe haven for all first time members - crying is allowed

At 2:48pm on June 12, 2010, Anna said…
Yes you probably do know my son - last name started with a K. He was a fleet returnee and graduated Strke school. Oh and Wednesday he became a first time "Daddy" to a beautiful baby girl!!! We most likely met you at his graduation!!!
Thank you for coming on here and being available to our new moms and dads of IS sailors. We try to help as best we can but now we can always "ask the expert"!!!!!
At 7:57pm on June 11, 2010, Anna said…
Welcome to N4Ms!! Thank you for offering assistance to our new moms who have sailors reporting to DN. My son went to school there and is now in Fallon. I also have a daughter serving, another daughter waiting to hear final word on being accepted as an NFO and both my husband and I are Navy vets. We are a big Navy Family!!!
Thank you for your service - and if you don't mind my asking - what is your rank? How long have you been an instructor there? I attended my son's C school graduation - love VB and would love to go back there for some vacation time!!!!
At 7:19pm on June 11, 2010, Pat said…
Welcome aboard! Thank you for your service to our country!!
At 2:40pm on June 11, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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