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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 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).  

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.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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  • 48, Female
  • Longview, TX
  • United States

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  • Tina (4/9/12)
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A little about me:
I am 38yrs old married for 8 yrs and we have two sons together my oldest 18 yrs old in the navy and my youngest 15 yrs old freshman in high school.  I have two step-daughters oldest 26 and she has twin daughters age 5 and the other is 23 yrs old.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
So far a learn that my son is no longer reachable and I just can't pick up the phone and call when I want o hear his voice. This is the first time my child has been away from me more than 2weeks . It is hard on him and hard on us .
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:57pm on September 5, 2012, Brandon'sMom94(SHIP 14- DIV 334) said…

How are you Lady?

At 7:57pm on September 5, 2012, Brandon'sMom94(SHIP 14- DIV 334) said…

How are you Lady???

At 8:21am on June 11, 2012, Tina (4/9/12) said…

All is well in CT today and I hope it continues.  Hope all is well  with you too.

At 7:35am on June 9, 2012, Tina (4/9/12) said…

Hey, Praying Mom, thanks for asking about my son, Matt.  Thursday night he called and it was the first time since he left home that I thought this might work out for him.  He was up beat and actually excited.  It really made all the difference for me.  As you know, if your kids are happy you are happy.  He is about two hours from my folks and I think he is going to try and take a train up to see them.  Tomorrow he is going to the mall with a bunch of guys so things are looking up.  Thanks again and I hope all is well with you.

At 8:29pm on June 2, 2012, Brandon'sMom94(SHIP 14- DIV 334) said…

Praying Mom..... my heart hurt for you!  I could not imagine!!  Thank GOD their are wonderful families out there like that!  We did that for my brother in 1979 with a SR friend of his.  I cannot imagine not hearing from Brandon for all that time and look so forward to his PIR date and he isn't even there until 8/15.  My prayers are with you and I am always here to chat.... we can do this!!! 

At 4:10pm on April 3, 2012, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

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



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