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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Breaking news of cancer - help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzie Apr 26, 2015. 5 Replies

My  Navy son  just moved to A-school in Florida. Just received news that  I have grade 2 breast cancer.  I need to be able to break the news to my son, but I would rather not do it over the phone. I…Continue


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A little about me:
My son graduated Navy basic training in January 2015 & he arrived in Pensacola, Florida for Air Traffic Controller 'A school' in April. Both my husband & I are Air Force veterans. I have a daughter who's finishing her freshman year in college at a university about an hour from home. I'm also a Christian. We attend church regularly & believe in praying for our troops

I am very proud of both of them and miss them both terribly. Especially now that I have to break some pretty devastating news to them. I recently found out I have cancer. I would like to tell him in person but distance & funds & time are making that difficult.
UPDATE: I had surgery in May to remove the tumors & a few lymph nodes. While 1 of the 3 lymph nodes had a malignant tumor in it, my dr said I will not need chemotherapy, just radiation.
I have just finished 6 1/2 weeks of radiation & hopefully at my next oncologist appt, she'll let me know if I'm cancer - free.
I am here to support my
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At 4:52pm on May 9, 2019, Phoenixmom said…

I wanted to let you Know that the Hospital can contact the Red Cross and Have a Message sent to him. This is what we did when My Husband had his Stroke and then it was a Matter of having him shipped Home, they took care of all the arrangements and all. If your Son has a cell phone you can contact him that way, this is how we got word to my Son then he gave us the Red Cross information and Red Cross contacted the necessary people and he was sent home. Hope this helps.

At 7:11pm on February 12, 2015, 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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