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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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Halloween !!

Started Oct 25, 2011 0 Replies

Don't forget to get those Halloween cards out to your NAVY loved ones! And try to send a few extra to their Division as a whole,  because as sad as it is, not everyone gets the support that they need…Continue

24 Hours Later

Started Oct 5, 2011 0 Replies

Well I must tell everyone who has reached out to me during this stressful time, Thank You!! In 24 hours my mind isn't so frazzled because my family on Navy For Moms have walked me through the…Continue

1st Phone Call

Started this discussion. Last reply by ginnlynn Oct 4, 2011. 4 Replies

My daughter arrived in Great Lakes tonight to start her BootCamp. When they get to make their call to the parents, are they timed or ? . I waited for the call only to find out she called someone else…Continue

Off to BootCamp she goes!

Started this discussion. Last reply by GirlsGoneNavy Oct 4, 2011. 5 Replies

I've taken advice from all my friends here and I want to say thank you! I said see you soon and told her that I'm proud of her new job and will see her soon, she left with a smile and a determination…Continue


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A little about me:
Hi. I'm a Mom of 4 Children, My 24 year old daughter is now attending A-School in Pensacola Florida" I couldnt be any prouder!"I also have a 26 year old son and 19 year old twins ( Boy and Girl ) for which my twin daughter is also getting ready to take the ASVAB to join the Navy :)
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As you can see, I have one Daughter already in BootCamp and her sister getting ready to sign into the Navy... As worried as I am about my little girls, I have seen the tight family nitt of The Navy fFor Moms support and any concerns I might have, someone has a great piece of advice to calm me down.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 3:23am on December 2, 2011, racer19 said…

Wow, just noticed you are in Salinas! Spent my growing up years in Aptos! Still live in the Central Valley! Go Ca!!!

At 10:29pm on November 20, 2011, Rfd1974 said…
I'm ok...I miss her a lot but at the same time Im totally excited for her. It's confusing...
At 2:14pm on November 4, 2011, Mom2aSailor said…
If you go to Adopt a sailor group you can email all the members the names you have for us to mail, we'd be happy to mail letters and cards out!
At 3:37pm on October 27, 2011, Rfd1974 said…
Thank you so much Jodi for commenting...My Daughter leaves Nov. 14th and I'm really emotionally ll over the place about it! I hope this site will help alleviate some of my anxiety!
At 8:58am on October 26, 2011, Sparky said…
I hope all is well with your daughter. They will take good care of her. Keep writing as we all must. I know it is important that we show them we are connected to them while they are isolated from us. take care, Sparky
At 2:07am on October 12, 2011, Moskate said…
Hi! My daughter left for bc on oct 4. I received her box & the form letter. She wrote a short note on the back. She says it's already really hard & she feels like she wants to leave, but she will stick it out. Very proud of her courage.
At 5:25pm on October 7, 2011, mothergoose said…
Hi, thank you for inviting me to be a friend.  My daughter's boyfriend (now her fiance), with whom we are very close, left for boot camp in June 2011, he is now on a ship in the Arabian peninsula. I really believe that boot camp may be harder on the Moms at home than on the recruits.  Just before PIR the sailor recruits go through their final test, Battle Stations 21.  We at home, worried, prayed, had stomach aches, and lit blue candles, but when it was over he called and said it was really fun! And they got to eat pizza after the test!   Boot camp is demanding, both physically and mentally, but being home and not knowing what's going on seems even harder. Navy for Moms is the very best place to find information about everything Navy; from what color envelopes to use when sending letters (white is best, not yellow or your nick name may become "buttercup") to what to wear to PIR (graduation).  Also, know that you are never alone with your stress or your joys.
At 12:28pm on October 7, 2011, Sparky said…
There is a lot of chatter on Navy for Mom's group today on what to mail and preaddressed envelopes etc. to save them time. FYI
At 10:23am on October 7, 2011, Sparky said…
I called my sons recruiter he was able to look it up and give me the address and the ship & div. he is in, so you might want to try that and start writing. My recruiter also told me he can receive letters now... Not sure if that is true? He said they get mail on Sunday's and are allowed to write on Sunday's and expect letters to arrive to me on Wed. or Thursdays.  The call I received was short & sweet just as I read from other moms. "THe Call"  I know we were told if they had a cell phone with them that first eve, he would use that to call me if not they needed a calling card to use the pay phone. I sent one with him just in case. I'm not sure if he will need it for the call he said he would make to me in 3 weeks. I think he's covered.  Ifound a video that shows what the recruits go through at boot camp it was great to see and eased my mind that it was all ok. It began with the airport pick up, did you see it?
At 2:11am on October 7, 2011, carleys_nana said…
Thanks for the invite and nice to meet you.  Looking through the other notes, I think I may be the oldest one here......Son has been in the USN since 1989.  His accomplishments have been unbelieveable and I couldn't be prouder!  Hope to meet other moms/family members through this group as we certainly are here for each other.  Keep in touch......

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PIR Dec 2nd ( help needed )

Posted on October 15, 2011 at 1:07pm 6 Comments

I had a nice person use thier Air Miles to purchase my tickets to go see my daughters Graduation :) Now I need to find another single Mom that wouldnt mind sharing the costs of a hotel and a ride to the base....Any Suggestions?

Name Change!

Posted on October 15, 2011 at 12:19am 1 Comment

went from NatashasMom to GirlsGoneNavy because my 19 year old Daughter has decided to follow her sister into the Navy...God give me strength!!!!!

Natasha Called !!

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 12:41pm 7 Comments

I received a call from my Daughter and as excited I was to hear her voice, it was'nt a personal call. The navy had her call me for ALOT of back ground information on our family, places we lived, marriage dates, Schools and references. I dont understand why they are asking now, I thought this was all taken care of during the 6 months she was waiting to leave for bootcamp? My poor daughter was crying ( she's homesick ) and stressed out. I felt so bad for her because I know how tough bootcamp is… Continue

Letter Rules?

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 10:57am 5 Comments

I know my Daughter just arrived to bootcamp yesterday, But I keep hearing about rules on writing letters. I know It will be 2 to 3 weeks before she can write or recieve a letter, but I dont want to do it wrong! ADVICE ????

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