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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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Parkers Mom
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  • Commerce Township, MI
  • United States

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  • MintAustin
  • Luke's mom
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
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At 12:39pm on April 3, 2014, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

just sent u a PM on Chat with info

At 2:13am on June 26, 2013, MintAustin said…

Oh wow! You're so lucky. Well I hope you have tons of fun and happy birthday! Haha. Believe me I go rushing from work on Wednesday to get the mail. Friday is no longer the most important day anymore! Last phone call I got from his was 2 weeks ago. I really hope I get to talk to him before they do battlestations. I hope so too on getting to meet you. I'm arriving pretty late on Thursday so I won't be able to go to the meet and greet. If anything I'll see you at the graduation. :)

At 5:05pm on June 24, 2013, MintAustin said…

He knew I would want to know what is going on and this is the perfect place to find out. I'm not sure if I will be joining him in San Antonio, TX. It would be nice to be with him since he will be there for about 18 weeks. I asked him in the letter I just sent to let me know who told him that way I can say thank you! We need to keep busy that way the days fly by.

At 2:27pm on June 24, 2013, MintAustin said…

Thank you for accepting Parkers Mom! We are from Los Angeles, California. My husband sent me to this site because he said one of his shipmates mom goes on here. So it might of been your son. Yup they are working really hard! I'm waiting to get that call saying I'm a Sailor. I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn. Come on the 12th, these days need to go by faster!

At 2:02pm on June 17, 2013, daisy72 said…

Hey Parkers Mom,

I've gotten one letter and two phone calls so far. Yes I go through and the facebook page looking for information on how my SR's division is doing. My SR had to have fillings changed out so far. Glad that yours has done well with his test. My sons group has some trouble makers so they have done extra PT. Cant wait for July 12th to get hear!


At 1:26pm on May 31, 2013, daisy72 said…
Yay 6 more Fridays!!
At 10:27pm on May 27, 2013, daisy72 said…

I plan on trying to book something tomorrow. Can I ask What rate you got at the Ramada? I'm a single mom and trying to get the beat rate I can. Are you going to attend the meet& greets on Thursday? 

At 3:42pm on May 27, 2013, daisy72 said…

Parker's mom I'm hoping that they don't leave until Saturday. Want alittle more time with my SR.  I now of Jonesboro.  Hope to meet you  at PIR

At 3:14pm on May 14, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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