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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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Bootcamp Medical Emergenies

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jun 24, 2014. 13 Replies

My fiancé called me today from a hospital in Great Lakes. He has been in bootcamp for two weeks. He collapsed a couple times today so he was rushed to the hospital. They said his blood pressure is…Continue

Bootcamp Medical Emergencies

Started this discussion. Last reply by BunkerQB Jul 4, 2014. 9 Replies

My fiancé called me today from a hospital in Great Lakes. He has been in bootcamp for two weeks. He collapsed a couple times todatly so he was rushed to the hospital. They said his blood pressure is…Continue


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Navy fiancé.

Missing my sailor like crazy.
Hopefully it won't be long before I get to hear from him <3
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At 5:51pm on July 3, 2014, NavyWife-Jennifer said…

I am sorry to hear that and it must be awful to not know when he is coming home yet. Hope he does come home soon but at least for now calls are consistent. Good luck to you both when he goes back in 6 months!

At 12:57am on June 24, 2014, lemonelephant said…

It is your prerogative (not purgative as below--autocorrect didn't get that one right) to think ill of me if you choose. I only wish you well and hope things work out for you and your fiancé. I hope that his health issues will be resolved.

At 12:02am on June 24, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Join Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17) and see FAQ about SEPS and for more information on SEPS. Be sure to have your SR sign paperwork with legal so that they will be able to discuss the situation with you if your SR wants that to happen.

At 12:35am on June 15, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make changes 3 and 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 12:33am on June 15, 2014, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined AECF - FCs and ETs; your SR will discover his rating while in BC, usually near the end of BC. "A" School is in GL, so you will also want to join Great Lakes A School Q&A and GL A-school moms. You can also check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for AECF can be found at The Rating Information Card for Electronics Technician (ET) can be found at and the one for Fire Controlman (FC) can be found at You will be able to enjoy extra time with your Sailor following PIR. (See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend.)

At 6:17pm on June 14, 2014, lemonelephant said…

It has nothing to do with politics. It is just a matter of the HUGE number of groups that we have on the site.

At 6:16pm on June 14, 2014, lemonelephant said…

That is your purgative, but there will be more info and members in the PIR 07/25/2014 TG 37 - 7 Divisions (225-230 and 937) group, but if you like the small group, then that's fine. 

At 1:38pm on June 14, 2014, lemonelephant said…

To remove a group, go to your group and click on “Options” in the upper right. Then click on “Edit Group.” Under “Members”, click “Approve all new members” and then click Save. Then Copy the URL to the group and go to “Report an Issue” at the bottom of the Page and click that. Click “Other” if it is not already selected and then ask Tiffany to remove your group and paste the URL. Thanks.

At 1:37pm on June 14, 2014, lemonelephant said…

There is no reason to have a group for just one division. Join PIR 07/25/2014 TG 37 - 7 Divisions (225-230 and 937) to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.  Divisions 225 and 226 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division.  There will be a discussion within that group for the two divisions. I also invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 10:50am on June 10, 2014, 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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