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


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A little about me:
50+ year old with 18 year old son who shipped end of June 2020. My father was 25 years enlisted in the Air Force and my son's father was one tour enlisted in the Marines.
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has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting., is a work in progress!

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At 8:16pm on October 8, 2020, The Hammer said…

Hi Redrover and welcome to Nuke Moms! My sailor graduated from Prototype last December (2019) and is now stationed in Washington state. I'm happy to help answer any questions that you might have!

At 10:13am on August 31, 2020, LadyBluefire said…

Hugs. Thinking about you!

At 6:11pm on July 23, 2020, Kellyrene said…

My SR is going to groton Connecticut for submarine school and then secf school. But I haven't gotten a form letter to tell me what division or ship he is in. 

At 2:49pm on July 16, 2020, LadyBluefire said…

Though my Sanford is in FL :) Welcome to the group!

At 7:39pm on July 7, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Thank you for the friend request!! Feel free to send me a PM and ask anything you might wish too. The PMs are the private messages via the Inbox and work sort of like email. They are not visible to anyone else. 

At 12:18pm on July 7, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Redrover0628 - here is the link to belovedbyHim's blog that she has.

She is working on trying to update it with more recent information from our "COVID" moms but this will give you an idea. Just a guesstimate, they are still finishing in about 8 weeks, however, the form letter and phone calls are coming about two weeks later than they use to. 

At 11:53am on July 7, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Hi Redrover0628 - I had to be away from my computer for awhile, but I wanted to welcome you to both BC Moms group and also Nuke Moms. I help out on both sites,  answering questions and encouraging new moms. My son is a Nuke as well and has been in for 3 years now.

At 11:01am on July 7, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Hi Redrover0628 - please join our Nuke Mom's group - here's the link:

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At 11:46am on June 19, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

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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