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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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Phone Call Today...... Happy Mom right now!!!! ::))

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 5:36pm 0 Comments

Hello, everyone....Received a phone from are code (847), my heart dropped to my feet, i was scared, everything ran thru my mind... OMG what happened did he fail something did he get hurt... what happened..... Well is was a surprise none of that happened..He was just able to call home.. Phewwww what relief to hear that.. Was a wonderful phone call got to three way his grand-mom and talk to her she was really happy to hear his voice...many exams passed all still waiting for the result of…



Posted on April 27, 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Good morning all, i just received my first real phone call from my SR.. He said he passed his swimming exam....he said the food is not bad.. the eggs are horrible..... lol...he has div 221 which are the girls with his div 222..... they are the first group to receive there dog tags... they told them to very proud of themselves because they did an excellent job... SO SUPER first real phone call... he said it is really hard... some people passed out from the work out.... sad…


Picked Up "The Box"

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 11:47am 4 Comments

I was just wondering if anyone could answer my question. My son sent home his drivers license. Is there a reason why he did not keep it with him or do they have to send it home with their belongings. Just wondering..... He also sent home is Religious medallion. Why?

Thank you.

My Son's Box Came

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 8:40pm 6 Comments

My sons box came today, but no one was home to sign for it. So I called Fedex and told them I will be there tomorrow to pick it up myself...I am so excited that his box came.. Now I have to wait for the Form letter. If I am correct his PIR date will be 6/14/13...... 52 days and counting...... I miss him so much... He has gone on vacations but i was able to call and talk to him to see if he was ok...but this not being able to call and talk to him is driving me crazy......

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At 7:03pm on April 30, 2013, FLA NavyMom1501 said…

Hi there,

How are you doing?  I haven't received any letters from my SR yet.  Checked the mailbox today and was sooooooooo disappointed.  But, he said on Sunday that there was one coming.  So I'll keep checking. 

At 6:25pm on April 30, 2013, shewolf123 said…

Our son is  ship 14 Div 224, anyone else have that? i am looking for the best flight for PIR 06/14/2013

At 2:34pm on April 28, 2013, Jana said…


Welcome Be sure to Join PA MOMS

At 12:31pm on April 26, 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! :)


At 12:10am on April 22, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You got it. Take care and blessings to you and yours.


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