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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'm here to support my step son. I want to be sure that is clarified. Although I love him as a mother would, he has a mom that loves and supports him and I never want to dim that light. =)

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My heart swells!

Posted on September 29, 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments

In just two, very short days my stepson, Thad will be swearing in with the U.S. Navy! He will soon thereafter be entering in the schooling for the nuke program. I’m so excited for him, the opportunities knocking at his door, the experiences that await him and the journey that lies ahead. He will leave here a boy and return a man, a man that I proudly call my bonus son! He truly is a bonus in my life. I am very fortunate to such a wonderful bond with him.

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My pride is immeasurable!

Posted on March 4, 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

As reported on the national news Henryville, IN. was destroyed by a tornado on March 2nd.

My youngest son has organized and coordinated volunteers to go out and assist the residents of Henryville. This morning when I woke up and stumbled my way to the kitchen for coffee both my son and step son were there to greet…


“I’m gonna be a NUKE!!!!”

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 10:30am 11 Comments

Was the voice mail message left to me from my step son on Tuesday, January 11th. Oh how I hated that I missed that call, but the voice mail he left me made my heart smile. “Ms. Paulie, I passed my test! I’m gonna be a NUKE” my step son excitingly yells into my voice mail. “Call me back, I might miss your call I’m going to be helping my grandparents. I love you Ms. Paulie! THANK YOU for everything you’ve done for me!” (A voice mail message I will not delete from my…


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A little about me:
About me………… I am a devoted mom of two, stepmom of one and wife. My family; is the most important thing in the world to me. My career has been in the mortgage lending industry, but now that the children are grown, it’s time for me to take some time for myself. I plan to go back to school, for what I’m not yet sure. Hopefully, I’ll decide what I want to be when I grow up by fall of 2012.

I LOVE to cook, ride motorcycles, read, socialize, traveling and believe it or not I enjoy cleaning. My kids would all quote me in saying, “There’s a place for everything and everything has its place”. LoL!

I’m excited to embark on this naval journey with my stepson; I have been blessed to have a strong, healthy and close relationship with him, that of which most blended families aren’t fortunate to have. I couldn’t love him more if he were my own.

Information worth sharing:
Recruit training command:
A family's guide to recruit training:

Meet and greets in the Great Lakes area:
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
That the navy is an extension of your family. I grew up right out side the gates of Great Lakes Naval base, in fact my ex husband was a navy brat that I met during his father’s time at Great Lakes. So the military life is something I’m familiar with, with that being said; I’ve seen first hand how close of a family the navy families are to each other, supportive and dependable.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:49pm on April 28, 2012, Pat said…
It is getting close to the end of are things going?
At 3:36pm on February 6, 2012, Pat said…

How did your boy do?  Did you stay for the entire event or did you have to leave early?

At 6:41pm on February 4, 2012, Pat said…

It was great to meet you also...sorry we didn't have more time to talk.

At 9:33pm on January 27, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

Did I see the word "nuke" in your post?  We've love the ride and our sailor is a submarine nuke.  He's been in almost 4 years now.  Just had a call that he MAY be able to come home in March since he worked all the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New year's holidays (plus volunteered when the hurricanes came through.) 

I'm a transplanted Hoosier.  See Kaye has been in touch with you.  I am so happy to have finally met her after talking to each other on the phone for at least a year. 

Hope all goes well!   Carol

At 10:52am on January 25, 2012, Kaye S. said…

Hi, "IndianaBounsMom," and welcome to Indiana Moms! I'm the administrator for the group, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the submarine ALABAMA, based out of Bangor, WA. He's been in for five years.

If you're near Indy (or willling to drive), there's a monthly informal dinner in Avon (just outside the west loop) which meets on third Mondays. You'll find the details for any month's dinner on the Events calendar (right-hand column) by clicking on any 3rd Monday. From time to time, we also have regional gatherings in various parts of the state.

Jump in with any questions or comments you may have. I think you'll find we're a nice bunch of folks and always willing to lend an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Hugs! k.

At 7:03am on January 19, 2012, Pat said…

I believe that the next drill meet is in Washington, Indiana on the 4th of Feb.

At 10:36am on January 18, 2012, Pat said…

Do you travel to his NJROTC drill meets?

At 7:05am on January 17, 2012, Pat said…

You will also want to begin reading the Nuke group page on this website.  A lot of helpful information can be found there.  From one Nuke mom to another...any questions that you have, please ask...I've been son went to the fleet as an MM in the spring of 08.

At 6:57am on January 12, 2012, Pat said…

Welcome aboard!  Come join us on the Indiana group page on this website.

At 11:13am on January 11, 2012, 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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