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


Mary Jo-Mom of a Corpsman
  • Female
  • Saint Johns, AZ
  • United States

Mary Jo-Mom of a Corpsman's Friends

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  • oneoftheballs(Ship7/Div363/)
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  • firemansmom(S7/DIV357)
  • LindaB(Ant'sMom)10/15
  • Diana in Az
  • Lynne
  • IndianaMom
  • Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

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A little about me:
I am the mom of four sons. My boys have played "Army" their whole lives, using their dads' military clothes. Therefore, it wasn't too surprising when my oldest son, Reece, started talking to a recruiter before turning 18. It was a little surprising that he chose...or was lucky enough to sign up as a Navy Medic! He left for bootcamp on September 7, 2010, and he has a huge family behind him, supporting him every step of the way!
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Wow! Nowadays the Navy only accepts the very best kids! Glad my son is one of them!

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At 10:00pm on October 14, 2010, firemansmom(S7/DIV357) said…
I'm so happy you got all those letters! And I hope that call comes SOON!! My guy is doing good...he too has been playing "Army" his whole life! lol...his dad and 2 grandpas were Army so I was also surprised that the Navy won him over. He had a pretty realistic idea of what bc would be like...he has talked to anyone and everyone he could find about it! His best friend just finished up before he shipped out. I think he is most surprised about how homesick he is...he is my guy that is content to be home and with family/friends...small town, country kid! He sounds great though...his girlfriend and I both finally admitted that we call his phone just to hear his voice! LOL How is your son doing???
At 10:19am on September 30, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

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