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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED. 

NO MASK, NO ENTRY

**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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Son was promoted To Commander Oct 2019, family photo, nicely coordinated from day before shopping, my DIL had walking phenomena, The promotion was EARLY AM - so she was able to get to dr to get treated that afternoon.
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"I just wanted to share photos of son;s last promotion to Commander. He has been in service Since July2, 1997. What a Joy to have been on this Journey of a lifetime - his career in the US NAVY. Not Bad he said "for a kid who use to drive grain…"
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A little about me:
I am a Navy Mom of 24 yrs- My son entered DEP in 1997,
I had been on this Site for years, but for some reason my emails will not let me log in, We went thru some things in 2009 to 2013, when we then lost our home to fire, 5 weeks after my mom passed from pancreatic cancer, so in the shuffle of life my original profile here on Navy4Moms either was archived or whatever. AnyWay I am back!
AND A Joy to be Back! If there are any NEW Navy Moms that need or would like some support - I would love to offer it, I may not know everything but surely have been NavyMamaB for long enough time going on 24 years, that I might be able to safely say "been there".

I Remember how it was when I was a new NavyMama - and cried for days - later one when I joined Navy4Moms - I learned from other seasoned NavyMoms that it was Normal to cry. Oh the stories I can share!

Such as - Crying on the shoulder of a woman in fatigues at my son's last promotion, and her telling me " oh that is ok" my dad would cry too. I asked my daughter in law the next day who that woman was that I was crying with next to that pole and she was handing me kleenex? and she said Oh her, that is the Chief of the base! His promotion was at NavySupply Headquarters in Mechanicsburg PA - seriously through all these years, I really really have tried not to embarrass my son with tears!
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Created a Career - as it has my Son -, who is now a Commander. His promotion was Oct1, 2019. We have been thru many many deployments, and exciting and fearful times in the Navy, and have met many many friends as well, I am very Proud and Honored to be a NavyMamaB thru all these years!

Actually I first heard about Navy4Moms on a TV ad in about 2007 I think it was, Maybe?? and When I joined there were so few of us at the time, and also at the time my son was deployed, and when I told him I had joined this Group called Navy4Moms he gave me heck over the phone, warning me of "the enemy could be in there Mom!!" I told him Son, We have Navy People In there too! and they keep an eye out on us all! I was over joyed to finally to be able to connect with other NavyMoms - later I joined Molly's Adopt a Sailor and oh those years were so so much Fun! To the point I was Dancing with the Marines at the MN State Fair when we won Pepsi Refresh! And they had seen our boxes while on deployments! Pure Joy!
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting., has presented us with many questions.

Glad to be Back! If there are any NEW Navy Moms that need or would like some support - I would love to offer it, I may not know everything but surely have been NavyMamaB for long enough time going on 24 years, that I might be able to safely say "been there".

I Remember how it was when I was a new NavyMama - and cried for days - later one when I joined Navy4Moms - I learned from other seasoned NavyMoms that it was Normal to cry.  Oh the stories I can share! 

Such as - Crying on the shoulder of a woman in fatigues at my son's last promotion, and her telling me " oh that is ok" my dad would cry too.  I asked my daughter in law the next day who that woman was that I was crying with next to that pole and she was handing me kleenex?  and she said Oh her, that is the Chief of the base!  His promotion was at NavySupply Headquarters in Mechanicsburg PA - seriously through all these years, I really really have tried not to embarrass my son with tears!

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At 10:29am on April 8, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome back to N4M!  

At 10:28am on April 8, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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